Memories and Change

July 7, 2011

I just looked up the love of my life in Facebook. What a weird sensation–I was happy to see him but the emotions of 30 years ago came to the surface in a heat that I didn’t think was possible.

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Earth Day 2011

April 24, 2011

Eliminate those little stickers on fruits and vegetables you get in grocery stores No one looks at them anyway and they waste paper and time.  They are there to tell the consumer where and if it is conventionally grown, organic or genetically engineered.  I just found that out from this blog, Fruit…

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18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18

November 29, 2010

Just found this great website with lots of thought provoking posts and thought to share this one. Marc and Angel Hack Life And recently I saw a young friend who I have known since she was 8 and now is 18. She had a baby at 16 and everyone is pretty much telling her that her life is over. Well, that’…

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Baby Shoes

October 8, 2010

My mother had my first pair of baby shoes, and those of my 2 sisters and my brother bronzed. My siblings’ had a pair of shoes, but mine was the only “single shoe”.  I asked my mother why and she said, “you chewed the other one so badly, it could not be used.”  That was the story behind the 1-bronzed…

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River of Blood – Oubao Moin

August 18, 2010

A poem of the history of the new world and hope for its future by Juan Antonio Corretjer, put to music by Roy Brown.  This video is hard to watch but a must see to understand the soul of Boricuas (Puerto Ricans). This is the original poem that has more text than the song. Oubao-Moin (Rio de Sangre,…

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Progress is complicated

July 29, 2010

Just saw a video about Paraguay in 1958 Paraguay: a New Frontier that highlighted the bringing of “progress” to the Chaco, a wilderness area) in the form of Mennonites, the lumber industry, cattle ranching and the beginnings of “industry.” One of the indigenous tribes, the Lengua,  in the area lived…

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When did spirituality go on sale?

July 28, 2010

I get a lot of emails from “life coaches” and so-called spiritual leaders that sound like advice, but are just disguised sales pitches. Is it just me, but I am tired of all the advertising and selling masquerading as advice. When did everything become a commodity?  Why not be a better human being? …

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Becoming butterflies

June 3, 2010

A friend’s mother just passed away after a long illness and I truly feel her sorrow. My daughter tells her young children that in death people become flowers. That you transform. and that makes sense. We don’t know what happens to consciousness after death.  Our atoms survive in a different form. Th…

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Poem from awhile back

January 21, 2010

This is a very personal and intense poem, but I will share it with you.  I am an artist and take my emotions and experiences and “put them out there”.  Otherwise, I would go nuts. Sometimes the poetry just needs to be written.  I ‘m not upset or anything right now.  It is just how I felt one day in…

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