Exquisite Anguish

Dear reader,   Some of you have had this experience … those very special times when a certain song reaches so deep inside you that you burst into tears. If the beneficent universe hasn’t yet blessed you in this way I encourage you to seek for it.   I woke to a whole pile of […]

Earth Day

A Movie for Earth Day Please use this link to view Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans. This is an incredible movie – important to see. It will hone your vision of our human condition. I hope you will take a moment to watch this film  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk11vI-7czE&t=68s  

Feeling Good!

I woke up this morning thinking how good it must have felt when Abraham Lincoln was President. The Sergeant at Arms introduced his State of the Union address with: “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States!” I know, I know, not everyone was happy. But I would have been. Today I am feeling pretty […]

Despair? Nope

Picking up from where I left off a couple of days ago, let me make it very clear. I know what I say here may be flawed. But if I’m right? Well …   So here goes.   1994 through 1998 were the best four years of my life! No equivocation on that.  24 hours […]

Music to my ears

Jelaluddin Rumi: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. The Staple Singers: I know a place  Ain’t nobody cryin’  Ain’t […]

John Pilger, a prophet for our tortured time

I invite you to read just a couple of paragraphs of this speech. If you find it’s more than you can handle right now, I understand. Believe me I do. Even so I encourage you to read on. You will find it, strangely enough, a breath of refreshing and clean air. That’s because your subconscious mind […]

Ignorance is Bliss

You’ve heard people say it. You’ve probably even said it yourself. Here’s the thing though. Ignorance is anything but bliss. Ignorance is intelligence ignored.  You know what’s bliss? A very low IQ is bliss. If you have a very low capacity for new knowledge you will be unable to comprehend what’s going on around you. […]

In Times Like These

“When I kept silence, my  body wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.” Today, as we face 100 degree plus temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest, these words from verses 3 and 4 […]

Revolution or Insurrection? Whatever you call it, change is happening

Conventional wisdom at the beginning of this presidential primary season said this: There’s absolutely no way Donald Trump can possibly prevail Bernie Sanders’ campaign will likely fizzle after the first week or two, certainly by Super Tuesday Now we see how the power elite was wrong…in both parties. The attached interview with Bill Curry explains how […]

The Other Side of Despair

I’m aware that some of the things posted on this website can cause frustration, anger…even despair. My heartfelt hope though, is that you will discover that trying to ignore what’s going on in our world is not helpful. For sure it’s not in the long run. My dear grandmother was fond of saying: “If you […]