Category Archives: rant

Politics and our Planet

I wrote this for my Facebook friends, but am also posting it here. I love the life on this planet more than I love the humans, by far.  I am saying this final statement about why I vote and what … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

I don’t usually make resolutions other than my weekly resolution to pleeeeeze get my own body in shape. Last night Mitchell said something and I heard it as he could do yoga and have it benefit me.  For a split … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Day-books have been the rage in the last decade, and frankly, most are a bit like FaceBook, allowing you to feel like you are having a brief respite when in fact, like the thousand friends you’ve collected, real friends need to be cultivated and spent time with, listening and understanding and celebrating. I postulate that while they may be nice as part of a calendar, if you want to have any kind of spiritual awakening, you need to pick a spiritual path and stay with it like you would a good friend, and get to know its depths. Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 16: Be Grateful to Everyone

I am using Weeping Buddha and the lojong sayings and commentary from Training the Mind and Cultivating Loving-Kindness by Chogyam Trungpa as a study, together. I’ve been practicing tonglen for almost three decades, and it is my main practice. This … Continue reading

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Madiha Bhatti Feminism + Music

This is all I have to say:  

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“I Can’t Afford It”

“I can’t afford it,” is a phrase that has come to mean something different than the words strung together actually mean. “afford |əˈfôrd|  verb [ with obj. ]  * 1 (CAN/could afford) have enough money to pay for: the best … Continue reading

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