Monthly Archives: January 2019

look up

For you the stars shimmer and dance in the blueblack sky if you would but once look up to the heavens and see them. The shooting star traces its exuberant arc but you never see it your wish unmade. Your … Continue reading

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peace, love, music

Biting cold and snowing. You know, a typical January day in Michigan. Of course, I was out in it. Walking seemed like a safer mode of transit than driving, anyway. When I set out, I didn’t have a big agenda. … Continue reading

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stand for love

  We saw a lot of marching this weekend. Many people went to Washington D.C. and cities around the country to press the issues of women and indigenous peoples. Ultimately, the marching was about oppression, injustice, inequality – and shaping … Continue reading

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don’t bother

And what if there is no State of the Union address delivered live from Congress on its appointed date? I know it won’t break my heart if the words have to be delivered in writing instead – like it used … Continue reading

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coming around to a planetary health diet

It’s old news for at least some folks. A recently-released report, researched and written by scientists, suggests that our animal-centered diet is unhealthy and it’s bad for the environment in a big way. “Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission … Continue reading

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practice

We know the absolute value of it for our children. Practice, practice, practice. Math or music or handwriting. Memorizing, anything. Sports. Languages. As adults, it seems harder to practice. Things move more along the lines of instant gratification, impatience for … Continue reading

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secrets

In my newfound zeal for fun reading, I lately launched into a true story, Annie’s Ghosts, by Steve Luxenberg. I’m still just getting into the thing, but, basically, the book explores a family’s discovery that their mother had a sister about … Continue reading

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