Monthly Archive
for: ‘January, 2010’


Thought you’d enjoy this slide show of the various and remarkable waterbirds that Theodore Cross has photographed, compliments of The New York Times. [Cross’ voice reminds me a little of my UCLA professors–very monotone and non-exuberant, but hang in there, it’s still interesting…] Cross photographed many of his birds on Christmas Island in the Indian […]

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Love Is All You Need

Years ago, my sister Worthy gave me a card that said something along the lines of, “We can sit around all day, not talking, and I still feel like I’ve had the best conversation.” Has that ever happened to you?  Do you know when you’re in the presence of love, acceptance, and peace?  The experience […]

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Spiritual Grace

Okay.  So.  I’ve been thinking about our rapid and unsavory judgments of other people, especially in the area of spirituality.  [It spills over into the political realm, and so many others as well, but for now, I want to deal with the “religious” aspect.] As you may already know, I come from an extremely conservative […]

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I’ve been thinking a lot about momentum.  You writers out there know there are so many ways to sabotage oneself, and it takes enormous effort to sit, research, read, or write, when the inspiration isn’t there.  This is when you must duct tape yourself to your chair.  The writing will come; it always does.  It […]

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To Begin is the Hardest

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would […]

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