Like a patient with cancer, news articles come back like bad test results with numbers that hit you right in the gut about the ill health of our planet. 80% of vertebrates will be gone by 2020. Greenland is melting at alarming rates. The Amazon is being clearcut. Carbon in the atmosphere has surpassed 400ppm. Etc. Etc. … Continue reading marananussati bhavana
What are we supposed to talk about? Certainly not religion or politics! I was taught this. The 60-year-old women in my VoteWELL circle were taught this, too. How long have Americans been told to not discuss politics? How long have we outsourced important conversations to the media and our politicians? If no one's talking, then … Continue reading What are we supposed to talk about?
I've been thinking a lot about voting as collective care, as put forth by CTZNWELL. Politics is the way in which we take care of each other and voting is a direct way of engaging in that care. When we talk about voting, there tends to be a lot of talk about "my right to … Continue reading What are you voting for?
Sometimes, I get kinda prickly and mean. I'm snappy and short (not in the cute way) with the people around me. And, poor Leo, being the one who's around me most often, bears the brunt of my irritability. Recently, Leo came home and treated me as sweet as could be, even though just an hour … Continue reading In case you’ve forgotten, I love you.
I just saw an off-Broadway play - Small Mouth Sounds - about six people at a silent retreat. The play really is mostly silent, meaning there's very little talking, and even though I've never officially taken a strictly silent retreat myself (maybe I should), it felt familiar to me, between my time spent at Omega, taking meditation … Continue reading Small Mouth Sounds