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January, 2011

“Cosmic Love”

Thanks to Di for turning me on to Florence and the Machine. Transformative music as magick, yes. Here’s what I’m listening to today:

Reacting to a Jerk

At dinner last night with friends, the discussion turned to disease and personal responsibility; specifically, when it is just an excuse that you are <fill in the blank> because really you’re just a jerk. One friend was quite upset that she is being demonized for having no tolerance for people who choose alcohol over their family. We talked about how …Continue reading →

In Honor of the Day: Martin Luther King Jr.

In 1950’s America, the equality of man envisioned by the Declaration of Independence was far from a reality. People of color — blacks, Hispanics, Asians — were discriminated against in many ways, both overt and covert. The 1950’s were a turbulent time in America, when racial barriers began to come down due to Supreme Court decisions, like Brown v. Board …Continue reading →

Dark days . . .

. .  .  and long nights. This is the season in the Pacific Northwest. The year began with a lot of busy-ness and I haven’t had much of a chance for calmness and reflection. I finally cleared my desk, only active to-dos there now. A must do within the next couple of days is finalizing the next module for my …Continue reading →