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Abundance In Motion

January 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Oregon, politics, spirituality & religion

Two things (at least) stirred my soul during the inaugurational ceremonies yesterday of Governor John Kitzhaber here in Oregon. One was a phrase used by poet Kim Robert Stafford in his inspirational poem. The phrase was “abundance moving toward need”.  That’s a diamond-cut concept if I ever heard one, the idea that abundance — I [...]


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St. Patrick’s Day & Loving A Place

March 17th, 2010 · 5 Comments · sustainability

Yesterday while working on my novel during the vanpool ride to and from work (the novel that has pre-empted frequent blog-posts), my fingers started writing (it wasn’t my mind, it was my fingers) that the protagonist actually loved a certain place in the world more than she had loved her ex-husband.  And she had loved [...]


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The Great Sufficiency

December 6th, 2008 · No Comments · health & well being, spirituality & religion

My next post will be Part II of Making The Ocean Drinkable, my short series on desalination (see here for Part I). This weekend I am in Southern California, where I grew up, visiting family and friends, but particularly my elderly parents. Today’s post is more personal and inspired by my mother, who is in [...]


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Triptych Of Grace

October 6th, 2008 · No Comments · health & well being, lifestyle, nature, politics

In the past month I’ve been writing energetically (raving?) about the economic crisis and the presidential race. They matter a lot to me. But I think it’s our deep inner lives, the lives of our souls, that guide us into wisdom, joy and what I term the diamond-cut life. A few weeks ago I was [...]


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