Posts in category Everyday Dharma

I’m Sorry I Married ...

I’m Sorry I Married You

I see Facebook’s memory for five years ago on this day … and the smile in my boyfriend’s eye as we saw our first supermoon together. Against all odds, we fell in love. Fate brought us together, possibilities opened up for us and we realized that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives […]

Ask Your Supervi...

Ask Your Supervisor

Rosie the Riveter on the We Can Do It poster has inspired feminists for generations since the 1980’s when the old wartime propaganda poster was “found” and rebranded as a positive role model for empowering women.  But if we look at what really happened to the “empowered women” circa 1943 when this poster was first created and briefly […]

Hate Crimes Against Human...

Hate Crimes Against Humanity

You know the trolls, they are the men who post on your social threads trying to elicit a response. They want you to be angry. They want to outrage you. They want to go back and forth and back and forth with more and more intensity. The more rage they can inspire the bigger they […]

Remembering Your San...

Remembering Your Sangha

I need to look at my social network time allocation. I realized during a conversation with a dear friend of long standing last night, that far too much of my time is spent researching facts for people who don’t care about facts and who are insistent on spreading lies and inciting hate and violence. I […]

Fight, Fright, Faceb...

Fight, Fright, Facebook

Understanding the proliferation of fake news (hate crimes) is an essential undertaking if we are to have any hope of equanimity or bridging our data gap and coming together in our communities to help one another realize the ideals of liberty, or prosperity or tranquility of the We The People.  I am horrified by the […]

The Bitch of The W...

The Bitch of The Wait

I had a bad flare the other morning.  I realize that description is vague and in truth I don’t have words to describe what it means.  Everyday my body resists gravity.  And there are times I can’t join the family for dinner because I need to be laying down (flat with my feet up on […]

Becoming Grandmot...

Becoming Grandmother

Of course I’d like to think I’m too young to be a Grandmother.  But then I catch a glimpse of me holding the baby with my silver hair and solar lentigines and I realize … I AM THAT old!  Thinking back (with an online age calculator on hand) I realized that I am in fact […]

The Morning Af...

The Morning After

If only we could take a pill that would make the pain go away.  The election of 2016 will forever be remembered for the backlash of bigotry, the monumental misogony and the raw racism of which the mainstream in this century has never known yet what many have faced for their entire lives.  Chances are […]

Demons and Demagog...

Demons and Demagogues

For some the trick or treat season brings back warm memories of childhood friends and fun, while others focus their energy on the the overtones of hallows eve and worshiping some sort of demonic practice.  The Bible says: “I do not want you to be participants with demons. You cannot drink the cup of the […]