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the evolution of the mind

August 14th, 2018


evolution happens inside us

What happens to our brains as we grow older?  Some of us lose our minds, and some of us keep going into various dimensions.  Continue reading “the evolution of the mind” »

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what is a shaman?

August 7th, 2018

we all seem to have animal spirit guides

My dear friend’s husband is dying of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease and she’s his caretaker.  It is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease that effects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.  Continue reading “what is a shaman?” »

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no two memories are alike

July 31st, 2018

Vincent Price is the scariest of them all

Today my first cousin and I had lunch during her work day.  We can go years without seeing each other, so it’s special when we do get a chance to visit.   Continue reading “no two memories are alike” »

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hardware store for bread

July 24th, 2018

we can’t buy bread at a hardware store

Ever heard the saying “it’s like going to the hardware store for bread?”  My interpretation of that is recognizing that some relationships are simply not available for us. Continue reading “hardware store for bread” »

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calming down

July 17th, 2018


love calms us down

Try sleeping after a phone call in the middle of the night, no matter the type of call.  How to return to sleep? Continue reading “calming down” »

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life with drunk parents

July 10th, 2018

old school television had knobs

I made sure no friends were around when my father put on a green jumpsuit and locked himself up in his bedroom for hours with cheap beer, singing Bing Crosby Irish songs over and over. Continue reading “life with drunk parents” »

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big sin

July 2nd, 2018

sins are also associated with animals

In case you didn’t remember, anger, envy, gluttony, greed, lust, pride and sloth are the seven deadly sins, classified as cardinal sins or vices by antiquated Christian teachings. Continue reading “big sin” »

the horror

June 26th, 2018


families won’t repair



•I am ashamed of my country Continue reading “the horror” »

give shame a name

June 19th, 2018

I agree

Lingering memories of growing up with alcoholism are not to be buried.  I’m learning not to blame anybody, but telling the truth is my reality.  I grew up with a disease that effected my perspectives. Continue reading “give shame a name” »


June 12th, 2018

grandmother’s love transcends everything

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is a novel about a woman biologist, and she described a fact about trees that impressed me. Continue reading “taproot” »

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