What’s Going On?

I am immediately reminded of our shared humanity when I look at the faces of the people listening to the poet Coleman Barks read a poem of Rumi’s on Bill Moyer’s website.  In my mind, they share a yearning for meaning and connection.  I recognize myself in their expressions. Bill Moyers is the everyman’s sageContinue reading “What’s Going On?”

Face to Face with the Reality of NOW

If someone had told me a few months ago that I would experience a global pandemic that could threaten my existence and the well being of those I love, I would have said, no way. If I’d been told that 22 million people in the U.S. would lose their livlihoods too, I would have beenContinue reading “Face to Face with the Reality of NOW”

Corona slug

I wake up about 8AM. Open one eye to check the time and go back to sleep for at least one half hour, preferably one whole hour. After a few minutes of stern self-speak, I arise, trying to remember what day it is. Then it hits me, It doesn’t matter, because I’m omo (on myContinue reading “Corona slug”

Crises Recalled and Survived

The Polio Menace My Mother’s eyes filled quickly with tears which soon cascaded down her face. I looked at her, surprised. “You’ll never know what a relief it is for a parent to live to see this day!”she blurted out. I had been taken by surprise. Apparently, the discovery of a polio vaccine was aContinue reading “Crises Recalled and Survived”

My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant

Her first question to me after we met was, “Is everything dead?”  I was taken back, unsure of what she meant.  When she explained that she saw no leaves on trees, or flowers growing, I was relieved to tell her that in Georgia, where she was now living, it was winter! I promised her she’dContinue reading “My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant”

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