Category Archives: writing

Announcing We Are The World Blogfest!

Will you speak for peace?  Social media and news in recent times has been filled with hate and negativity. Just as you cannot fight darkness, only light lamps, hate and negativity cannot be fought. We will bring love and happiness … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project: Fear and Hope, Deportation

I am participating in the Sketchbook Project this year. This year is that they have assigned topics. You choose FEAR or HOPE. Being a creative type I picked one but am not following it. I am doing Fear AND Hope. … Continue reading

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Madness

Back to daily journaling.  How does one get to inner peace? A family member (NOT Mitchell) was mad and has yet to work it out with me. I needed to work it out myself, didn’t want the energy swirling around … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Cyber REAL Friends

Musing about how one finds friends on the internet — or perhaps the wonder of that. I did the A-to-Z blogathon a few years ago and met two women, and through one met a whole group of people I feel … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Mind

This post is for “Stream of Consciousness Saturday.” Basically this is a timed writing, no editing (spelling only.) You can click here for rules and to see if you want to play along! Thank You Dan Antion! Mind. Monkey mind.  … Continue reading

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Lojong Practice 13: Blame, One

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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Deep Collective Sadness (published first on LunarMoondae)

I sat with this a Moonth before writing. I have just begun to talk to Mitchell about two waves of sadness I feel in recent years. One is personal, and is more familiar, usually linked to an event that is … Continue reading

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