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In 1492 Columbus Sailed…

…We were lied to.  Systematically, purposefully lied to. The Niña the Pinta the Santa Maria. The friendly natives offering gold and spices.  The kind benevolent explorer expanding the new world. All talk of god and glory. Glossing over the gold, … Continue reading

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Thoughts and Prayers (Again and Again)

Once again, tragedy and disaster strike. Once again thoughts and prayers are being sent out into the ether.    Thoughts, prayers, wishes. Every time something happens, we think, we pray, we wish. And then, we move on. Those thoughts and … Continue reading

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Opinions Are Fake News

When I see a photo I always wonder if it’s real? Has it been doctored? Did they use a filter?   When I watch a video, I wonder if it’s staged. I try to find out if someone else was … Continue reading

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Pocketful of Dharma 

This life is full of ups and downs, yins and yangs, happys and sads. There are moments when I am bursting with joy, and there are moments when I am the guest of honor at the pity party. There are … Continue reading

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This Post is For My Non-Racist White Friends

Do you remember Daniel Carver, the KKK wizard, or dragon, or whatever he was? He was always on the Howard Stern show back in the 90s. Remember how he always said ‘Wake up, white people!’ with that deep Georgia drawl? … Continue reading

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Called to Action

I am being called to action. It was a whisper in my ear. Now it has grown so much louder  that it’s drowning out my fear. I am being pulled to action. There’s a tugging on my heart.  An aching … Continue reading

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Emotional Roller Coaster 

I’ve been thinking a lot about roller coasters lately. I used to love them when I was younger. Everything about them.  The anticipation of waiting on line, zigging and zagging through the metal bars with friends and strangers. Sometimes waiting … Continue reading

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