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Outside my nurturing kitchen window a bird feeder gently rocks in the morning breezes. It is outlined by a dream-catcher affixed to the glass. Two species are busily bobbing at the seeds, each seemingly intent on their individual missions while … Continue reading

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The Solstice has passed and the redwood needles, in earlier times bright with food-producing green, are browning as they ready themselves for passage. Soon they will fall, or be blown by breezes, to join terrestrial soil; and just beyond the … Continue reading

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From the media

National Geographic, April 2017, page 63 reflecting on the role of the non-biological  on our biological lives: Adults in 2015 spent approximately ten hours a day with their eyes focused on a screen. If our day splits roughly, with eight hours … Continue reading

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It’s raining and the days are about to start getting longer. A message to all political leaders: exercise the courage to take all living things into consideration when making decisions that affect them. Making America Great means returning compassion and … Continue reading

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This is the dark time of the northern hemisphere year, and this year’s election cycle has made it darker. There is so much beauty in the world, and it is there that I balance each day. Can there really be so much self-focus and cognitions in bits rather than compassionate reflective thinking as to allow for a Donald Trump election? The sources of the fear I have been harboring for about 10 years unhappily have been all too real. I am going to go outside and bask in moonlight.

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I am moving to commenting on the interface between national events and personal philosophy and ethical core. Based on media-delivered information, including NPR, The New Yorker and Time, too many “elected” officials and national “leaders” are informing their actions out of … Continue reading

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The Music of Strangers movie featuring Yo Yo Ma really touches the soul. He, and his fellow Silk Road musicains continually ask such questions as: Why are we here or how can we be of the most compassionate value to others … Continue reading

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