Aerating Ideas

Single flower amidst compacted soil

I welcome healthy discussion and a non-hostile open exchange of ideas...something almost antiquated with contemporary versions of communication such as shouting down, propaganda, fake news, and trolling. This makes me think of the importance of aeration. Compacted soil, like hateful rhetoric or one-sided Group Think with a buried agenda, prevents circulation and nourishment thereby starving …

Behind the Mask

Man peeling off clown mask

Are you stumbling through misleading reports and numbers, seeking accurate information on Covid-19? Like so much of today's politicized information, it's arduous pinpointing the truth. There's a learning curve about this virus for sure but ultimately I must use my own reasoning. A Mask of Many Disguises "I am now resolutely against further interventions in …

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 …

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 …