I just finished reading a book, “North of Beautiful” by Justina Chen. Chen tackles our concepts of physical beauty vs. TRUE or authentic beauty. Who are the people and what are the “things” we love most in the world? The people I love most? Easy. My children and my family. (Family includes those who may […]Read more "Perfect"
Ahmaud Arbery was executed. In discussing this inexcusable and heinous act with someone from the opposite side of the political fence, he brought up Occam’s Razor. He said, “This just doesn’t make sense. If the two white men really executed this innocent black man, they would be brought to justice. There must be something the […]Read more "Occam’s Razor and Good Ole Boys"
Listening to some Gary Zukav. He’s an interesting fellow, and from what I can gather, he has experienced skillful growth and learned some, in my opinion, valuable lessons over the course of his life. Don’t be an ass. It is helpful to determine if desires, goals and passions coming from a place of love or […]Read more "SIZE DOESN’T MATTER"
Today, as I walked through my neighborhood, I was scared and angry. I was confronted with bloody condoms, drug dealers and users, trash, aggressive stray dogs, aggressive men, aggressive drivers, thumping bass, flooded and smelly culverts. As hyper-vigilance consumed me while walking past two men in my path, I was just pissed. I was pissed […]Read more "Options"
There are fruitless conversations. Conversations with people who think Melania is smart because she speaks multiple languages and in the same breath, negates the intelligence of Elizabeth Warren, claiming, “people think EW is smart because she taught at Harvard Law. (Well, it’s a pretty good start) Conversations where indefensible behavior, such as separating immigrant children […]Read more "Ora and Labora"
Sometimes, I am so fucking exhausted. Just want to lie down, pull the covers over my head, and sleep Rip Van Winkle style, exhausted. I have been doing some work on becoming “wise” (did you know there’s a course for that??) Part of the work towards self-actualization and wisdom includes knowing where and who I […]Read more "Rip Van Winkle my ass."
I have written about anger. TWICE! I have written about love. More than that!! How about a little fear. Oh snap, I did fear already, too! Apparently, I’m a slow learner. I got pissed last night, and that has stayed with me through today. I do not like being pissed, no matter how “righteous” my […]Read more "Anger, Love, Fear. Mostly Fear."
I have some new readers, and this has made me a bit reluctant to write. I cannot write bullshit, but when I feel as though my thoughts, words, choices and actions are being scrutinized in a negative manner, I have a difficult time writing my soul. Enough of that. This holiday season has been full […]Read more "Low Hanging Fruit"
In 2019, I learned: I need to be loving, teaching, and serving a population that would otherwise be unable to obtain someone with my particular education and skill set. Alcohol does not serve me, nor does it help me reach any long term goals. Excessive processed food and animal products do not serve me, nor […]Read more "2019: A year in Review"
There is a Japanese proverb, “Nana korobi, ya oki” which means “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” It means choosing to never give up hope, and to always strive for more. It means that your focus isn’t on the reality in front of you, but on a greater vision that may not be reality […]Read more "Fall down seven, rise up eight."