Remember Earth Day

TODAY, APRIL 22, 2020, IS EARTH DAY! A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO CELEBRATING Despite today’s circumstances with COVID-19, you can still celebrate Earth Day, today, tomorrow, and forever. Start now to make yourself, and the earth, feel better. Pick up trash in your...

In the Trash, Where He Belongs

What a crazy couple of weeks. Yogi Bhajan, the guru of Kundalini Yoga in the West, has been dethroned. I am saddened by the recent (alleged) revelations about him and the 3HO organization. Corruption. Rape. Money and power madness. Preying on women. Demoralizing...

Cookbooks and Colonoscopies

Don’t clean your cookbook cabinet the day before your colonoscopy. Unless you have to, like I did today. The house painter is coming to paint our home’s interior, and to ease his labor, I removed heavy items, such as a dozen or two cookbooks and recipes, from the...

Skin Color Is an Illusion: Lessons from a Gong

At a recent Gong Resonance Therapy workshop (learning how to Bang-A-Gong) in Sarasota, I meet physicist Thomas Anderson. Thomas was a guest lecturer at the workshop, led by Mike and Gallina Tamburo  who together make up the Crown of Eternity sound experience.  Thomas...

Long Live Cartoonists! And the USA.

Only in America could newspapers publish two cartoons that satirize the current fracas (to use a noun of understatement) on gun control. THE KNIGHT LIFE comic strip ironically justifies bringing a gun to a hockey game. “Dude!! Everybody want to shoot the...
Dead Turtles

Dead Turtles

Basket of dead turtles on yesterday’s Thompson’s beach salt marsh hike with the Appalachian Mountain Club. Turtles get caught in crab traps (a plastic excluder would keep turtles out) and drown. But the beach teemed with eagles.  

How A Trip To The Dentist Cheered Me Up

I was feeling overwhelmed and sorry for myself today. I spent Thanksgiving 1000 miles away in a hospital taking care of my 92-year-old father, who may not return home. Intense work awaited my return on Monday, punctuated at day’s end by an atypical tongue...

Everything is Not Equally Important

I used to operate as if everything had the same importance. Buying groceries on Wednesday before the coupons expired.. Picking up the chickens from Snipes Farm before they close. (Actually I need to do that next so they have room in the freezer for their Thanksgiving...