Dreaming Big

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My dreams, these nights, seem to be upping the ante and urging me into deeper waters, literally. Last night I dreamed the house had flooded up to ... READ MORE

On The Right Track

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For years Ive had a recurring nightmare of being lost in a strange subway system, not knowing where to go. In one dream I am giving birth ... READ MORE

Real Real Estate

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This full moon has found me grounded.

My bruised heel, I am told, will only heal if I absolutely stay off it, so I am doing just that, ... READ MORE

Free-Flow Stories

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In Memoriam, Alick Bartholomew

Finally, real rain! It pelts against the roof and gushes down the drainpipes, turning our dry turf to mud and ... READ MORE

Sink-Chronicities

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for Christina Bertea

Just as I finished my latest piece about the goodness of grieving well, the kitchen sink backed up. It was as if the ... READ MORE

Queen Grief

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As we head towards the Winter Solstice and the New Year, I am also closing the cycle of my year of bereavement for my husband, who died exactly ... READ MORE

Under The Radar

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Shortly after the Cultural Revolution, in the early 1980s, Herb and I and our 2 boys spent a semester in Shanghai teaching the first ... READ MORE

In Good Standing

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For a dancer, I can certainly be clumsy although rarely while I am dancing. Otherwise, I am continually injuring my feet and ankles and then ... READ MORE

Time Constraints

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for Michelle Bertho Huidal, in memoriam

As the anniversary of Herbs death approaches, I am struck by how short a human lifetime is compared ... READ MORE

Big-Picture Thinking

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On retreat at Vedanta, Ive been soaking up the silence and wondering what comes next for me. It is one month short of the first ... READ MORE

Lemons Into Lemonade

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Many years ago, while living close to a large construction site, I landed in the Emergency Room delirious with a deadly high fever. I was ... READ MORE

Taking The Long View

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Im reading a riveting book about catastrophes and ancient civilizations by the geologist Robert Schoch who I met recently and liked; he ... READ MORE

The Lamed VOV

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Written in the Talmud it says that as long as there are at least 36 righteous people in the world, God will not bring destruction to the rest of ... READ MORE

Unpredictable Magic

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It doesnt take much to see that we are living in a time of serious economic instability. Charles Eisenstein, one of our brightest ... READ MORE

A Primer on Betrayal

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Since experiencing the astonishing betrayals by the medical and legal systems around Herbs last illness and death, Ive been through two ... READ MORE

What is Wealth?

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or Birju Pandya

Awhile ago, one of Herbs colleagues asked a bunch of us around the dinner table,

What are you planning to do with your money ... READ MORE

Fairy Tale

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At the bus stop yesterday an angry young woman paced back and forth, ranting along with a foul-mouthed rap song on her gizmo, rendering all the ... READ MORE