Stopping “H” Speech in its Tracks

Stopping “H” Speech in its Tracks   I just read an interesting article in the new Southern Poverty Law Center Magazine by Rabbi Jeffrey Myers.  By way of introduction, his was the synagogue that was attacked on October 27th last year (Tree of Life).   He wrote that he has started treating the word “hate”…

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“Share Your Heart, Not Your Spleen”

Share Your Heart, Not Your Spleen   I’m one of countless people who are approaching exhaustion from being chronically depressed, angry and vigilant ever since He Who Shall Remain Nameless From Now On and His Henchmen assumed control of the executive branch of government.   (I was going to say “our” government, but it hasn’t…

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Erich Fromm Posits “To Have Or to Be?”

Erich Fromm Posits “To Have Or to Be?”   I’m reading Erich Fromm’s seminal title, “To Have or To Be?”   As it turns out, I’ve always been more a “to be” person than a “to have” person, which is what puts me at odds with most of the people in my culture.   It…

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Hope & Daily Help Can Defeat Despotism & Despair

Hope & Daily Help Can Defeat Despotism & Despair   I’m writing a new book. I don’t know that I’ll ever publish it because right now I’m telling the story of what is happening right now in America and across the globe.   And because I’m a good writer–a good storyteller–it’s dark, dismal and depressing.…

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Bunny Rabbit Blues

Bunny Rabbit Blues   I awoke this morning to find a baby bunny sitting in my living room.   It looks undamaged but isn’t trying to escape, which tells me it’s either in shock or injured internally. It’s warm and hunched properly, so I’ve wrapped it loosely in a towel.   I’ve put a small…

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More About Forks’ ‘Captain Picard’, Curt White

More About Forks’ ‘Captain Picard’ Curt White Yes!  This morning ‘Jean Luc’ emailed me. I immediately asked for permission to publicly share what was shared with me during the few moments we connected at Raincon. Then I asked for a bullet list of talking points about the evolution of his acting history so I didn’t…

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Raincon 2019 Report

Raincon 2019 Report   I sometimes think I’m the luckiest person on the planet.     My table at Raincon was placed between two of the sweetest, most talented and interesting vendors I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet.   The one on my left, Alice Ryan, creates truly amazing things with leather and wire…

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Hi Ho Hi Ho … It’s Off to FORKS We Go

Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off to FORKS We Go Early tomorrow morning, I set off to Forks, Washington with two friends, Lisa and Ben (from Tacoma and Olympia respectively).   We’re planning to arrive in Forks between noon and 1, because we can check into the motel at 1 pm and then grab lunch…

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20 Years: Remembering DeForest Kelley

20 years ago today, DeForest Kelley’s 79 years of life on earth ended.   I was at his bedside.   But his legacy lives on, so the line he spoke over Spock remains true:   “He isn’t really dead … as long as we remember him.”   Many people say (and I concur) that we…

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ARGHHH!!! Tooth Extraction Blues

Image by Karen Arnold from Pixabay     ARGHHH!!!   The molar extraction went well. The dentist numbed me so completely that I didn’t feel a thing, other than  pressure as he rocked the tooth out of my massive lower jaw and eventually tugged it out, but it took a lot of rocking and tugging…

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