Posts in category Everyday Dharma

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 […]

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Squeeze from the bottom of the tube!! And other things not to fight about R...

Squeeze from the bottom of the tube!!  And other things not to fight about …

In the early days of toothpaste, tubes were made of metal (circa 1890s) then later a combination of metal and plastic (~1940s).  Back then if you squeezed a tube from the bottom it would stay rolled up.  Indeed a tube that was squished too many times in too many directions would crack and ooze toothpaste […]

All Birds Mat...

All Birds Matter