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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behaving serenely

November 6th, 2018

it’s not bad to sit quietly

Three months ago I made a commitment to sit with my eyes closed for 20 minutes twice a day, in the morning and at night. Continue reading “behaving serenely” »

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a good man

March 20th, 2018

we lost a good man

I am JFK Jr. is a documentary about John Fitzgerald Kennedy Junior’s life and death in an airplane.  It’s a powerful film about a life on many levels, and well worth seeing. Continue reading “a good man” »

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choose a caliber

December 5th, 2017

writing is worth it

November is National Novel Writing month.  NANOWRIMO is a non-porfit inspirational site.  If you go for the challenge, you enroll and keep track of your word count, with number 50K as a novel completion word count. Continue reading “choose a caliber” »


November 7th, 2017

scene of mass execution of the Dakota 38

My son told me to watch the film Dakota 38 and I’d never heard about it.  In case you haven’t heard of it either, the film documents the fulfillment of Dakota Sioux Native Jim Miller’s dream.  Jim tried to deny his dream because of its power. Continue reading “reconciliation” »

I am familiar with suicide

August 12th, 2014

Koko the firecracker

Suicide runs in families, and my family’s first suicide was when my grandfather gassed himself in his office.  His two surviving sons were kids, and when they grew up, they both killed themselves, bullet and gas.  Robin Williams lived in my town. He was on the same track team as my high school boyfriend. We were in the same high school drama department.  Although I didn’t know him as a famous man, I know what depression and a substance problem do to people. He described the issues clearly during many personal interviews. Continue reading “I am familiar with suicide” »

The truth of knowing and feeling at the same time

April 15th, 2014


Seth Augustus sings as a compassionate witness to that melancholy feeling of knowing the people we love and not being with them anymore. I feel like I’ve always known this song.


http://Seth Augustus Trickeries of the Great Emptiness