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Paradise- gone

November 27th, 2018

Deadly Camp Fire

The devastating Camp Fire catastrophe eliminated the entire town of Paradise. Hundreds are dead and gone, many will never  be found or return. Continue reading “Paradise- gone” »

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caring

November 13th, 2018

reading supports our dreams

My youngest son is in Graduate School in Jamaica, studying Heritage Culture. He’s evaluating how cultures value their history. It’s a fascinating topic that few people really consider, and he’s learning how to think. Continue reading “caring” »

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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 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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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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