monthly posting

  • the one thing there is plenty of
    After nine months, I’d had enough. Every level of life felt like a challenge—for what seemed an eternity. I needed a distraction. The image of tying a knot at the end of a rope, as the expression goes, and just hanging on came to mind. What I saw from that vantage was plenty of trauma: … Continue reading the one thing there is plenty of
  • light up the dark!
    For just a moment, close your eyes. Imagine these global-reaching gifts for the holidays… Awareness of individual ancestry and culture Respect for nature A place to call home Access to clean water No person or animal left unfed Simple lifestyles and expectations Enough sustainable income Coexistence of differences and inclusiveness Love and harmony exchanged A … Continue reading light up the dark!
  • contribution, not credit
    We are witnesses in constant crossfires. Extended months and days of the pandemic and the calamities in its wake. Obvious social, economic, racial, and leadership contrasts across continents, but particularly during and leading up to our country’s ongoing presidential election. The crucial impact from people and businesses not taking Mother Earth seriously echoes increasing weather … Continue reading contribution, not credit
  • do you look and see?
    I can see it in your eyes, my Grandma Millie said. Let’s find something else to do. How did she know that I, at the tender age of eight, was bored with playing dominoes? I wasn’t interested in building necessarily and setting up a chain reaction with the thin, black blocks was entertaining for only … Continue reading do you look and see?
  • a new path is unfolding
    So many losses! Deaths. Vanished livelihoods and businesses burned to the ground.  Misunderstood and thwarted equal human rights for every individual. Food and product shortages. Upended finances. Waning health insurance. Evictions, fear of rioting, or living out of cars on a Walmart parking lot. Uprooted rules due to COVID-19. Weather calamities. Presidential election rhetoric. Truth, … Continue reading a new path is unfolding