Pandora Searches For Hope

When life goes against you, friends offer their sage advice— “Keep on going. Never give up. There’s always hope.” But how do they know this? My own mother used to tell me, “hope in one hand and spit in the other, and see which fills first.” According to her, that was about it for hope. […]

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Winning A Lottery? 

On election night, before the returns came in, I already felt the need of a super hero. And what better super hero than Dr. Strange? I took myself to the movies. I did not know at the time that I couldn’t have chosen a more appropriate storyline. Earth is in crisis, thanks to a band […]

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Can’t Wait

Pollsters are on top of things. And those who calculate a winner’s percentages too. And let’s not forget the media, god bless them, they are as indefatigable as ants, constructing and deconstructing by the moment, climbing onto your back porch, pushing a foot in your door, perhaps even marching across your counters (figuratively speaking), picking […]

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We The People

“On the same day that the seven armed occupiers of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon were acquitted of all charges, 141 people were arrested in their ongoing protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline a few states away,” announced the Christian Science Monitor on October 28, a day of surprises. Property rights for one group […]

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A Word . . . A Seed . . . An Egg . . . And A Time of Change

——   Yogis teach that life came into existence through sound. Tone. A word, but not any word. Not “crow,” for example, or “fish” or even “hu-man.” Something bigger, this instigator word, rippling forth like electricity singing through water, birthing motion for the first time. A word, a tone, a complex sound greater than our so-much-smaller […]

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One Heart Beat Away

One Heart Beat Away   Whispers of Creation found. patterns, pulses, narrowing to the center of our being. alive, moving, perpetual. God particles. Limitless joyfulness limitless mournfulness a strip of land left unplowed at the end of a field. One heart beat away, lying in wait, to confiscate or liberate. ones past, ones future, ones […]

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Dedicated to the Salmon of Auburn Ravine

 I Am Here wave upon wave year upon year generation upon generation seasons upon seasons eons upon eons a drop of rain then two multiplying exponentially greet the ocean keepers of the wisest wisdoms graceful in their travel home. Gloriously predictable, Mother selflessly shapes a nest, selectively chooses a one in a million mate. a […]

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Tide Turning?

Some days it seems like the ancestors are in a heap of trouble. And some days it seems like the tide just might be turning. Witness the closure of North Atlantic cod fisheries yesterday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Fishing for cod will be off limits at least for the next 6 months. […]

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Lessons From Teeth

Teeth can be pesky. There can be too many of them to fit your mouth. They can come in wrong. They can become inflected. Sometimes they even fall out. Witness a teething child and you know the problem with teeth—and this is only the beginning. Where did these pesky and yet these oh so amazing, […]

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Gold Nor Rust

Gold Nor Rust Messenger bird scanning the valley floor alive am I Messenger bird scanning the forest floor left then right straight ahead left again Alive am I wind rustles and whispers Messenger bird twelve guiding feathers rust and gold gold nor rust Alive am I   © wcj  11.04.2014 Share this:

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