I love the water. While floating on my back in a pool, I realized I was feeling something wonderfully soothing – something I haven’t felt for years. It was the feeling of my hair floating and flowing with waves.
Last autumn was a good time to renew my strategy for the future because I recognized there is no magic potion that will guarantee a long, healthy life. I made an assessment of where I was at and where I wanted to be.
Compassion may be defined as deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the desire to relieve it. Our own suffering gives rise to compassion and can result in doing something for another without the expectation of return, often at a personal risk or cost. Without compassion our species would not have survived.
On islands of sorrow, across oceans of grief, all over the world there will be no tomorrow for marine life and ocean birds. They ingest our waste, starve, writhe in agony and die, and we are none the wiser. The oceans are precious, yet we fill them with lethal junk that doesn’t break down in […]
My husband and I are baby boomers who were young teens when rock and roll was loud and proud. Without doubt we liked rock music but we also liked Bob Dylan and other beat poet types. When we first heard Leonard Cohen’s Bird on the Wire in 1968 we loved his poetic music and became fans. […]
Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to deny it is unhealthy for both mind and body. Living in a technologically connected 24/7 society that undervalues solitude and overvalues attachment […]
I love some things about this Solstice, Hannukah, Chrismas, Kwaanza season. It’s truly the season of good cheer and well wishes but times are hard. No one is flush with money. Everyone is reluctant to increase their debt. Local business people and charities make a significant positive contribution to the quality of life in our […]