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IT’S NOT POCAHONTAS, BUT TRUMP’S “POKIES THAT HAUNT US”

IT’S NOT POCAHONTAS, BUT TRUMP’S POKIES THAT HAUNT US! Donald Trump’s repeated deriding of Senator Elizabeth Warren by using the name Pocahontas is offensive, insulting, and rude, not only to an individual but to Native Americans as a whole. “I … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP’S BIRTHDAY — A NEW COCKROACH: Trumpus Americanus

On June 12, Christian Schneider of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel described Trumpus Americanus as “a cockroach in the GOP’s cocktail.” I think we need to take this Trump-cockroach thing more seriously. It seems there is an infestation of sorts happening … Continue reading

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Give It All Away! — A Personal Lesson in Generosity

“Give it all away, Forrest! Don’t hold back, just give it away!” John, a fellow food vendor, stormed across the crowded food court screaming at the top of his lungs. I felt like a child being publicly admonished. On one … Continue reading

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Love All Creation

Love all Creation. The whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, and every ray of light. Love the plants. Love the animals. Love everything. If you love everything you will perceive the Divine Mystery in all … Continue reading

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Love is Weird

Memorial Day is special for Tricia and me. Thirty years ago, we stood atop a nearby mountain and she decided to partner-up with me. The next day she moved in. That is how a hippie and ex-college professor began life … Continue reading

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Moved by Impermanence — Letting Go in a Changing World

It has been hard to focus on gardening this Spring. Natural disasters have distracted me, and any losses my garden suffered this past Winter pale in comparison to those victims of earthquakes, tsunami’s, radiation, floods, tornadoes, drought, wildfires and the … Continue reading

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“Mother Gardener” by Miasha

I see you in the garden, Mother One. “Receive this gift,” your heart gently offers the plant to the earth. This garden is your child, tendered and nurtured by your wisdom and kindness. I am no longer surprised that you … Continue reading

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The Selfish Gardener – A Short Story for Spring

There once was a selfish gardener determined to keep the bounty of his garden to himself. So, he did anything to keep the animals and insects away. “Pests, all of them!” he scowled. “Why, the birds come and eat my … Continue reading

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The Beauty in Words

“That is not a tree. I asked you to draw a tree.” My life as a writer began on my eighth birthday with these words of admonishment by my art teacher. Mrs. Brubaker hovered over my interpretation of a redwood … Continue reading

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Words of Hope from Sendai, Japan: After the Earthquake

When images of destruction replace a thousand words, we become hungry for words. I awoke this morning with this thought and realized I had become starved for words of hope from the earthquake region in Japan. However, an American survivor … Continue reading

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