Category Archives: Activism

My Pain is Not About Myself

This was in my journal for June 10.  I typed it up today, and saw that I was making my pain personal, and a mistake on my part.  I did not see that it might be related to the state … Continue reading

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I Have No Idea Who I Am

Written on Thursday December 8 Feeling bleak and alone again.  My sense of a vast compassion holding the world is gone.  O gosh nothing means anything.  I’m back to why bother. Christia wanted to watch a video of Gangaji talking … Continue reading

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Hatred will not cease by hatred..

… hatred will only cease by love.  This is an eternal law.        Buddha I have been very upset by all the people and organizations that I support who are  attacking Trump.  I think this is wasted effort, … Continue reading

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The Enormous Regenerative Power of Mother Earth

So many people have been writing about how they are grieving the damage humans have done to the earth, and their fear that we will damage the earth irreparably.  As a scientist, and one who knows that the best we … Continue reading

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END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

Quote from the fundraising page for a documentary being made by Shannon Kring. As you can see, they have already got the amount they asked for. “It’s very simple. We have to have water for life. And so we’re petitioning … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Children

This happened at the Water Protectors camp at Standing Rock: One morning, a 14-year-old girl asked those sitting before the sacred fire to reflect upon the trauma that may have occurred in the lives of the pipeline security guards who … Continue reading

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Some Tremendous Compassion

Woke up feeling bleak again.  Very disappointing when the news is good — the DAPL is stopped for the moment.  Well, I hope there will be some serious rethinking, and in particular a serious study of environmental consequences. which has … Continue reading

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Hope

“Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism.  It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” — Václav Havel, Disturbing the Peace I’m … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

I’m thankful for Mocha.  I’m thankful for a body that’s in pretty good condition.  I’m thankful for my friends.  I’m grateful for food to eat and a roof over my head. A visit with a friend.  I told her I was … Continue reading

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PEACE. LOVE. JUSTICE. MERCY. TRUTH. HOPE.

PEACE.  LOVE.  JUSTICE.  MERCY.  TRUTH.  HOPE. This has been my mantra during these days of darkness.  I wanted to put a positive intention out there, and to remind myself of the things I really value.  But I have crashed really … Continue reading

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