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Prophesies

Dark times, dark of intellect, dark of hope, dark of prosperity, dark of joy, dark of freedom, dark of life. Current events. Cautionary tales a half century old (and more), based on suppositions and “if this, then that,” Toffler may have been right, Roddenberry designed it…  the ancient hermits in the desert railed against it.  […]


Rules for Being Human (Cherie Carter-Scott)

I didn’t know the original author of these (nor apparently did the Washington State PTA in 2010). It is apparently Cherie Carter-Scott, according to the website elephantjournal.com. These were typed on a piece of paper in a slightly altered form by my mother in 2010. The paper has soot all over it, but I found […]


Random Musings on my Day

Living is hard work. It is better than the alternative? The answer is: Yes, when you are there. That curious moment in the day when the gray skies pick up the bright green of new life and suffuse creation with an immortal glow. Success! The fledgling finds his wings and starts to fly. What is […]


Sermons and Interpretations (delayed post)

I do NOT know when I wrote this! Probably before 2008. Not before 2007. I think it was when the boys and I were visiting friends I had met online. Here is the unedited text: The sermon was about the Martha and Mary story where Jesus tells Martha that Mary has chosen the better path… […]


In charge of change (another delayed post)

The orginal post was almost finished in January 2009. Here is the original, and how I would finish it now: It seems to me that a lot of the time people expect government to step in and do clean-up, not matter what the troubles, whether big or small. And it seems to me that, sometimes, […]


Grief and Loss Magnified (musings on disasters)

A landslide in Oso (this weekend, 8 confirmed dead, dozens more missing), an airliner missing and presumed down with all lives lost after two weeks, car- and suicide-bombers, slaughter of civilians and “enemy” prisoners… If I had all the money in the world, I could not fix the disasters that thousands of people are facing, […]


Difficult Times

I generally try to avoid politics here. I feel, however, it is important to express important things. And right now, I want to express my sorrow at the escalation of wars in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. I am distressed and concerned about the possibility for a very serious and wide-ranging involvement. What can […]


Stepping Forward, Stepping Back: The dance of change

In the wake of the fire, Tom and I are still working on finding equilibrium. The size of the apartment, the distance from my gardens, the lack of comfortable space and privacy, the noises of the city — and our neighbors — all conspire against the comfortable routines and patterns we used to have. He […]


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