family tragedy

October 2nd, 2018


bad news doesn’t go away We learn to cope.

We got the first family bomb in 1966 when the rest of the world was dealing with cultural changes.  Continue reading “family tragedy” »

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who possesses?

September 25th, 2018

How much magic is really in the past?

My grandmother Brown was in her eighties when she moved from Baltimore to live with us for the third time, because she had nowhere else to go. Neighbors helped my mother convert our garage into her bedroom, with a portable heater, and she was grateful. Continue reading “who possesses?” »

tunnel space

September 18th, 2018

this is what the trains looked like from our tunnels

In my last blog,  I mentioned Gaston Bauchard’s The Poetics of Space theory.  He researched space with a poetic lens, and his theory that childhood locations determine our creative internal spaces reminded me of two tunnels near the house where I grew up.  Continue reading “tunnel space” »

space mind

September 11th, 2018

Southern Marin is amazing

Our adult perception, according to Gaston Bauchelard’s The Poetics of Space comes from childhood.  Dwellings affect creativity, and space can be metaphoric. Continue reading “space mind” »

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being vulnerable is scary

September 11th, 2018

shame makes us small

Brene Brown is a social work researcher- author of many books concerning how we relate to each other, and I read one called The Power of Vulnerability. Continue reading “being vulnerable is scary” »

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viewpoints are relative

September 4th, 2018

wearing this bonnet is a drag

I want to discuss insight from a recent conversation I had with someone who didn’t like ‘male gender’ pronouns in writing.  This person doesn’t like wording like ‘he said, ‘ and want to change all wording to be ‘they said’ or ‘ a transgender individual said.’ Continue reading “viewpoints are relative” »

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What I think may not be true

August 28th, 2018

ten points of view don’t mean facts

I want what I think to be true, and I can convince myself that something is true when I don’t know what’s going on. Continue reading “What I think may not be true” »

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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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