Social Media aka S&M

Bam! Bam! Bam! Strangers pound on my door.   Ding. Ding. Ding! DING. DING. DING!  The PC shouts Facebook sent 26 e-mails!  Already?  Only a few days ago I dabbled on FB during our workshop.  Now voicemail haunts me with social media messages.  I feel alarmed.  The inferno is building, engulfing me and my time.  Hours …

The Authentic Life of Nature

Driving home on this rainy Saturday evening, the windshield wipers are paragraphs separating my thoughts.  I’ve been hand-drumming for 3 hours in a drum circle at the local health food store.  Some of the participants I’ve known for decades, others I met today. The face of my friend flashes through my mind.  We lunched earlier …

Friends of Different Feathers

These guys (or gals) don't look alike but they respectfully share from the same feeder, while happily chirping away.  People could learn a lot from them. I learned a lot from Jamaicans when visiting their homeland.  Most Americans warned me ahead of time to "not go off the resort premises," but strolling down the beach …