My son’s sweet childhood friend is currently in the hospital – brain dead on life support. While his heart is beating and skin is warm, he’s in a suspended state of “feeling” with no discerning brain. Without that – his e-motions are gone. No passions can arise; he but receives from outside. You could think…… Continue reading Anatomy of a Fentanyl Overdose
Organizing from the inside out.
This is written in response to today’s New York Times article about depression and living in chaotic clutter. This is an expanded version of my comment. * Living in clutter my whole adult life, I’ve read many how-to clean/ how to de-clutter books. For me, the energy draining problem was from being internally oppressed- me…… Continue reading Organizing from the inside out.
Asthma – inspired by my weekly allergy summit
I get to go a weekly meeting with my allergy colleagues. We dial in or watch on zoom; some go in person to listen to the speaker present his or her special topic. Though it used to only be in person ~40 miles away or by phone, the pandemic brought it to Zoom. Usually a…… Continue reading Asthma – inspired by my weekly allergy summit
Re-silience (resilience) is a buzz word everyone likes to use – to describe kids and adults who are able to ‘bounce back” and re-buckle in, after seeing or hearing about traumas and tragedy. Including me, I know lots of ‘resilient’ people, who look and act as if they are able to be ‘calm’ at their…… Continue reading Re-silience (“resilience”)
It seems at the souk, everything’s for sale-often in duplicates –although different parts of the Souk have their specialties. Here seems a world where there’s enough for everyone, it seems. So if you really don’t like a price, you might get a better one elsewhere. Broad tables loaded with foods fresh and dried, mounds of…… Continue reading Souk (2)
The Souk (part 1)
(Souk I) [This essay describes (mystically and metaphorically) a model for secondary school education- ideally open to all and from all walks of life. Here is an article from the New York Times that addresses the need for incomes besides ‘service’ sector for “retirees”. It could be applied more broadly. As a nation, and culture,…… Continue reading The Souk (part 1)
Pluto is transiting into Aquarius!
Because I sign up for a couple of newsletters, I receive a ton of “woo-woo” emails about spirit, astrology, energy healing, you name it. (Everybody’s selling my ‘data’.) Many are uplifting, but most aren’t really – not from a neurolinguistic perspective – nor my cue card rule . There are whole summits on Pluto shifting…… Continue reading Pluto is transiting into Aquarius!
Considering words and their “opposites” – an open letter to a “friend”
Wishing to fulfill my wish to be in some way useful to the (dare I say ‘our’) council I wish to offer the following idea about “opposite” words –ideas/concepts and facts as named symbolically. So this is my ~scouting report. I know it’s a “little different”. At this point it’s my belief there are no…… Continue reading Considering words and their “opposites” – an open letter to a “friend”
Edited version of “the Accident”
‘Just found out this morning, my ex- got into a terrible bike traffic accident- after flying 20 feet – “like Superman”, crash landed. He broke both kneecaps, got a big gash on his shin, and dislocated his dominant hand ring finger. I burst into tears To tell you truth, I continue to cry throughout the…… Continue reading Edited version of “the Accident”
A response to the prompt, “What is school for?”
What is education and why do we need it? As a hu(e)-man woman coming from a white Anglo-Saxon background, I grew up in a “privileged” town, or so I thought. Our public high school, had some good teachers but no advance A.P. classes; there was no homework assigned on computer. We did have Latin, Greek,…… Continue reading A response to the prompt, “What is school for?”