The Zen of Overwork

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Last week 3 friends complained to me about how their jobs were killing them. One works in a clinic and the other 2 teach, one in grade ... READ MORE

Private Property

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I was at the Museum the other day, and a caption to an exhibit caught my astonished eye:
In 1493, the Catholic Pope drew a line down the ... READ MORE

Jealousies and Elegies

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I have two women friends with terminal illnesses now, and with both of them I have some unfinished business. In both cases the problem ... READ MORE

Original Sin

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As a nice Jewish girl growing up in Brooklyn and searching for God, I tried out all the religions around me - fasting on Yom Kippur, singing in ... READ MORE

Bad Words

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In honor of the defeat of Proposition 8 in California

Years ago, in the 1950s, my husband and I lived in Oxford for a year while he was studying ... READ MORE

Pedophile Priests

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There was another story in the news this week about a priest high in the church, well-respected internationally, who has been exposed for ... READ MORE

A Frackin' Mistake

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Two articles came to my attention on Huffington Post this morning: Humanity Imperiled and The World Economy a Ticking Time Bomb ( and the ... READ MORE

Course Corrections

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Some years ago, I was taken to a Corn Dance at an ancient pueblo in New Mexico, a community that welcomed strangers into their midst for ... READ MORE

In The Beginning

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With the recent publication of Worldshift Happens! Facing Down the Fear, Waking Up the Mind, my 13th book about evolving consciousness, Ive ... READ MORE

Dumbing Us Down

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In our house we play a guessing game during TV commercials called What are they trying to sell? Scenes of happy young people on the beach, ... READ MORE

Conflicting Views

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This week Ive had 2 separate misunderstandings with people, both born of a certain carelessness on both our parts, one an old story and the ... READ MORE

Magic Mushrooms

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It has been raining this week here in Northern California, and in the garden beneath the incense cedar tree a mushroom the size of a tennis ... READ MORE

Frankenfish

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On the TV news last night there was a story about the genetic engineering of salmon. We saw the scientist combining the DNA of 2 other species ... READ MORE

Election Results

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There was a great cartoon strip in the newspaper right after the election showing a fellow voting on election day, coming home to follow the ... READ MORE

Imperatives

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My friend Sharon Strong, who is an artist with prodigious gifts, used the word imperative the other day in a conversation. With me living in the ... READ MORE