Category Archives: friends

When Things Get Tough

A student asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them? The teacher said, “Welcome.” An essay by John Tarrant, Roshi, director of the Pacific Zen Institute, calls this an ancient koan suitable for our time. He says In hard … Continue reading

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Choice Points and Esalen: I Choose B-Infinity

Each time a cycle comes to an end, it opens an opportunity called a choice point…                   Greg Braden We have a choice between the power of love and the love of … Continue reading

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Meet Lois

The ups and downs of writing are enough to make any writer want to quit at least once a day. It’s imperative to have dear, kind friends along this path that understand the radically strange landscape of publishing…someone to share … Continue reading

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The Real Tucson Gems: My Snow Angels

From the time I was six, I was fascinated with shiny rocks. My mom got me a rock tumbler for my birthday and I spent the days gathering rocks along the creek bed that I would take home and pour … Continue reading

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Breaking Tradition

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.” Jiddu Krishnamurti Them are fighting words, I know. We hold tight to our traditions. That goes for individuals, families, communities, countries, and world. At this holiday … Continue reading

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Dream Catchers

I’m coming out of the closet (or at least I’m in the doorway of the closet) on my dream life. I’m not sure why I’m in that doorway in the first place, except that dreams are a subject few people I’m … Continue reading

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We Celebrate You, Pretty Girl

  “Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so–’twas Heaven here with you.”   Isla Paschal Richardson (Thank you, Sybil Avery) This has been a … Continue reading

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Different Paths to Celebration

My obsession with paths goes way back. When I was five, and my mom wanted to do something special for me, she’d say to herself, “I think I’ll take Teeters riding on the trails.” (My dad had nicknamed me Teeters … Continue reading

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Listening, Mrs. Ginn and Other Reflections

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.” ― Ernest Hemingway I’ve been tapping out Monday blogs consistently for the past two years. For awhile I was also blogging on other platforms on Wednesdays and Thursday, but that started … Continue reading

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Attitude is Everything

Last week I traveled to Tucson, Arizona to celebrate my oldest son’s 27th birthday. Getting to Tucson–or anywhere–is not as easy as when we lived 15 minutes from LAX.  Currently, we live in a po-dunk town with an even po-dunker … Continue reading

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