Radiating Out

In my previous blog Inside Ourselves, I talk about how our thoughts and feelings can affect our bodies and the world around us. And how through meditation, we can learn to tune out the outside world to quiet any negative momentum and reconnect into the positive, energetic flow of universal guidance. Also, in my most recent blog, Transitions From Fear, I talked about how changing the “normal” perspective of fear could be used as a tool to benefit us, instead of as a chain keeping us stuck. The power is…

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Measure A Needs Rewrite to Focus on Public Lands

I voted for Marin's Measure A last time, but millions of our taxes went to wealthy ranchers instead of to our public parks and playgrounds. Public money should go to public parks, not to politically powerful ranchers who exclude the taxpaying public from their subsidized ranches. Zoning prohibits developing the ranches anyway.  And the ranches are a major source of water pollution and greenhouse gasses in Marin. Measure A should be modified to only fund protection of land that allows public access, or that removes cattle permanently with the goal of rewilding West Marin.…

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Transition from Fear

As we finish the first quarter of 2022, it is so encouraging seeing the transition back to the norms we have become so accustomed to in our lifetime: gyms, restaurants, theaters, and parks reopening to full capacity and hours; children going back to camps and school five days a week for at least seven hours per day; and beautiful, MASKLESS faces! God, I missed seeing smiles! For some people, a smile might have been the only warm gesture they would receive in a day. So, it would seem as though…

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Air

Many people today feel alienated from one another, Red vs. Blue states and counties, racial and religious divisions, choice and sexuality. We even argue over science, like climate and vaccines. No matter our politics, race, religion, or gender identity, everyone breathes the same air. We are breathing the same recycled oxygen atoms once breathed by our ancestors. Air also connects everyone to life on Earth. Animals, bugs, plants and trees breathe the same air that we do. We need to protect forests and preserve ecosystems that absorb carbon and release…

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True Democracy

I’ve long had a replica of the Declaration of Independence, but it recently broke in two.  Our democracy is likewise broken. The former president and his supporters refuse to accept their loss in a free and fair election, and violently tried to overthrow the results. America’s democracy has evolved from a few wealthy and white Founding Fathers to include all adult citizens today. Our nation’s demographics are changing with minorities gaining political power. Sadly, the GOP is trying to turn the clock back a century. Voter suppression disenfranchises people of…

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Pt. Reyes

I am very disappointed with the horrible decision to continue the status quo at Point Reyes.  The ranch leases were supposed to expire decades ago, but now they are being extended, despite the degraded land, polluted creeks and seashore, and trash dumps on public land. Instead of protecting our environment and wildlife, a duty that NPS is entrusted with, the decision will keep damaging the environment at Pt. Reyes, and keep killing the rare elk. The vast majority of the people who commented demanded that the leases be ended.  But…

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No Diablo

Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant is scheduled to close their reactors in 2024-25.  They are closing because reactor 1 was commissioned in 1968 and reactor 2 in 1970, so they are both very old. They were built in a quake and tsunami zone, with the Central Valley and Southern California downwind, and should close today. They tried to build a nuclear plant at Bodega Head on the San Andreas Fault upwind from the Bay Area! Nuclear power plants cool themselves by either transferring their heat to air towers, or they use water like…

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A Tale of Gaia the Great

The Greeks had a place and a story for everything in the world. Gaia, the Goddess of Earth, was in charge of all. She created her husband, Uranus, the God of the Sky. She also, clever woman that she was – and is – created Pontus, the Sea. In early times, in all cultures, Gaia in one name or another—is in charge.  There were, of course, many invasions of the system she commanded. Men learned early to throw bombs of fire and bring hills and mountains to their knees. We…

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Gaia

We live on a wonderful planet that has air and water, plants and animals big and microscopic. Mother Earth, or Gaia, has been worshipped for millennia in many forms with different names. The fertility goddess, she represents life giving birth, growing crops, and the bounty of nature. Gaia supports life with a thin layer of soil and atmosphere between solid rock and outer space. Gaia breathes in and out each day and season in various ways. Plants and animals both breathe what the other exhales. Life is connected by our…

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The Sun

The Sun has been honored or worshiped on the Solstice since Stonehenge, up to today.  Ancient mythical stories tried to explain our Sun’s creation.  Scientists calculate that the Sun is at least four billion years old, while the Universe is over thirteen billion years old.  We don’t know what created the Big Bang, but that energy is still with us in the trillions of stars in 100 billion galaxies, and also in the cosmic background energy that has been detected on Earth. Most of us feel that we are more…

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