For Better or for Worse

Collage of lilies of the valley on paper, biblical text with weddng rings, skeleton head with wedding rings

Until Death do Part Let's face it, the coronavirus stopped everything in its tracks. Closing businesses, schools, communities and entire countries shattered the world into millions of individualized personal universes. But, viewing this tragic pandemic through the paradoxical Tao, I see our rapidly moving globe suddenly falling apart to slow us down and turn our …

Nature Teacher: Distancing

Sign indicating Rattlesnakes may be found in this area - give them distance and respect"

Respect for distancing is nothing new. Mother Nature's been teaching us all along. Only now are we mandated overall. Touching poison ivy or poison oak will make you sorry. A porcupine or skunk make sure you know if you've come too close. A bite from a brown recluse spider or Lyme tic can turn your …

Sparks of Light

Young male holding a globe reflecting sparks of light, with huge sparks of light in the background

"Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply interconnected with one another."                                 ∼ Ram Dass During the aberrant quietness of shelter in place, I've reflected more deeply on this statement and how our thoughts and actions …

Little Things Making Big Differences

Close-up photo of dandelion

Feeling antsy, impatient, or fearful while being cooped up during this pandemic? Personal contact and the ability to participate in gratifying activities like dining with friends or attending concerts are two pleasures I've missed the most. Thankfully, though, it's spring which means hours and hours of yard work assuaged with bird song, the warming sun, …

The Wisdom of Covid-19

The Great Sphinx against a backdrop of stars and rising sun

While watching a map of the coronavirus spreading worldwide, words that kept popping into my head were the Silent Spring. Do you recall that early 1960's science book by Rachel Carson? Six decades later as humanity is self-destructing with mass disinformation and the manifestation of Hollywood's sci-fi biowarfare films, is it surprising to see our …

Coronavirus Prediction

Globe depicting astrological aspects

In uncertain, challenging times, we look for answers.  Answers to questions like, "How long will the shelter in place last?" "When will the curve of the coronavirus flatten out?" "Will there be enough ventilators to keep people alive?" "How drastically different will the world look once this is over?" Having some concrete information helps us …

Are Closed Borders Opening Minds?

Border collie contemplating the other side

Interesting that the greatest power to reducing the spread of the coronavirus and death count, is closing borders (and our doors). Heated protests over border crossings are quieter now. Political correctness pummeled common sense yet it is our greatest individual defense against the virus. I usually don't express political opinions on the internet because they …

Looking to Ancients, Artists and Antecedents for Answers

Red mushroom growing out of dirt and darkness

Contrary news reports on the coronavirus got you feeling confused? Everything changing too rapidly to absorb? Feeling like you're churning in a sea of uncertainty? No worries (unless that's what you choose to do.) Look at the bright side. Yes, there is always a bright side, as the Tijitu depicts and notables observed:   "Confusion …