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Sep 24 2012

WHY BEING ABLE TO FORGIVE THOSE WE FEEL HAVE WRONGED OR HURT US IS SO IMPORTANT

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I’ve always thought of the definition of the verb “to forgive,” as meaning to give over, give away or get rid of a weight I’ve been carrying. Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves because by so doing we lift a weight off our hearts, lighten our load, and lighten up.

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Sep 18 2012

END MARRIAGE. REPLACE WITH DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS

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LET’S END THE ARGUMENT CONCERNING WHO MAY OR MAY NOT MARRY, BY REPLACING STATE RECOGNIZED MARRIAGES WITH DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIPS. The function of marriage as a social unite is the same as the function of a Domestic Partnership. The function of both involves a social contract pledging to provide protection, nurturance (both emotional and physical) and […]

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Sep 11 2012

WHY VOTE?

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WHY VOTE? Sometimes a cynical voice in my head speaks: “Since both parties, even some members of our Supreme Court, are now beholden to corporate interests, and money seems to rule our elections, what’s the point of voting?” Then, I feel helpless and overwhelmed by sadness about what is happening to our Democracy. Nevertheless, because […]

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Aug 22 2012

BUCK, BEAUTIFUL AND INSPIRING

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Because of my son’s passion for horses, following his recommendation, I just watched the 2011 documentary movie “BUCK.” The movie’s about the life of Buck, a horse trainer, who has a profound understanding of horses, and has developed his own unique method of training them. The movie is inspiring and one worthy of repeated viewings. […]

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Aug 08 2012

My Big Kitty Boy

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Mr K is 18 lbs. and is “one of the two the biggest not-fat cats,” my vet said he’d ever seen. Mr K’s parents were both ferrel cats so he has a wild temperament and is basically a one person cat, he loves me, although he seems to like my husband as well, and tolerates […]

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Aug 06 2012

The Show at The De Young In SF

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Here are more photos taken When my granddaughter and I were at the macabre Gaultier show at the De Young in SF. We loved the talking manikins, the weird mermaid dress and the African-Art influenced dresses of sculpted faces.

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Aug 04 2012

Berkeley Visit

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We just returned from Berkeley. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time seeing the Gaultier  exhibit at the De young museum in San Francisco. Here she is with the manikins. 

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Jun 22 2012

NEW WAND

NEW WAND She’d just finished her new wand, when the mischievous fairies stole it. One moment it was here, the next gone. We searched everywhere. Every day we passed through our curtained doorway. Then one October morning, it hung at eye level barely clinging to the curtain’s edge. The fairies had returned it before leaving […]

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Jun 21 2012

THE SELKIE

THE SELKIE Her longing drew him. He plunged. Swam through the chill water, with long strokes past seals dotting the rocky coastal edge. He entered the cave’s dark mouth. Sunlight through a high crevasse illuminated her watery chamber. He stared transfixed. She opened her arms and heart toward him. A moment, then vanished, forever. Madeleine […]

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May 12 2012

I HAVE A HARD TIME BEING LOVING TO MY BODY WHEN I’M SICK

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Why is it that when my body is weak and in need of rest, I’m such a bad self mother? I tell myself in a mean inner voice,’ “Don’t be such a wimp. Get moving!” And when my body says’ I’don’t feel good. I want to sit around and rest” or “I need a nap.” […]

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