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October, 2006

A New Project — Daily Calendar

For some reason, maybe triggered by the annuals passing across my desk for review this last month, I want to create a personal calendar. Not a wall calendar, but a daily one for reflection and meditation. This is going to be several months in the making, and I’m not sure how I will share it with anyone… but I am …Continue reading →

I think I need to start lying about where I live….

(because its too embarrasing for words, otherwise.) Seattle unveils slogan: ‘metronatural’    SEATTLE – When Washington state announced its new tourism slogan last spring, Pike Place Market vendor Kenny Telesco was willing to give it a chance. He practiced saying it with “jazz hands” and asked tourists to “SayWA” as they posed for photos. But he’s not sure he can …Continue reading →

October 19th: Celebrate Kuan Yin’s Birthday

Kuan Yin (觀音; Pinyin: Guān YÄ«n) is the bodhisattva of compassion as venerated by East Asian Buddhists, usually as a female. She is also known as the Chinese Goddess of Compassion by many. Kuan Yin originated as the Sanskrit AvalokiteÅ›vara, which is her male form. Commonly known in the West as the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin is also revered …Continue reading →

October 18th is National Love Your Body Day

(my thanks to Diane Saarien for sharing this — its too late now, but for next year…) Love Your Body Day Celebrates Women’s Bodies, Takes On Advertisers October 17, 2006 October 18, 2006, marks the National Organization for Women Foundation’s ninth annual Love Your Body Day. In response to unhealthy and exploitive images of women in the media, NOW Foundation …Continue reading →

Moving On, Making Changes

From the email I sent to the TBPReaders list: Dear Friends and Colleagues, I woke up this morning and reflected on Friday the 13th – a day of lore and superstition. I am not prone to numerology, but even I know that 13 is a magical number, for so many reasons. The Beltane Papers’ next issue, #39, is the thirteenth …Continue reading →

Friends (an update)

(If you are interested at the beginning of this portion of the tale, please see my blog entry on August 23rd) One of the fundamental rules of life is this: The wife always wins. This is not a bad thing, and I’m a wife myself so I support this rule wholeheartedly . Its reality, and a good way to go …Continue reading →