What do YOU Occupy? Shout about the Big Heart!

A month now, it’s been since the OCCUPY demonstrators first gathered in New York City’s Wall Street, spreading quickly out into many other American cities, and now I hear, the movement is rippling throughout the entire industrialized-complex world. This post I’m dedicating to sharing my personal approach to activism, about how I am very involved…

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I am That I am … the answer to the Great WHO AM I?

Who am I? Who are you? I know you’ve asked yourself this questions, because we all do. Supposedly we wait until adolescence, and then BAM! right on schedule, all of us, each and every one of us humans that have ever lived, ask ourselves this very same question. Have you ever wondered why? Why are…

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Hola de la Pura Vida—hello from the Pure Life

Friends, here I am in Costa Rica, surrounded by the primoridal sound of howler monkeys waking me up, the toucans chirping me to sleep, and the smiling faces of the people, los ticos, greeting me wherever i go.  After working hard on first a novel, and then a nonfiction proposal, my brain needed nothing but…

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a picture is worth a thousand words—and then some

today…after finishing a nonfiction writing proposal, getting it in the mail to the editor, i choose to fly off to Costa Rica for the next two weeks. Have fun with whatever you’re doing in life, my dear friends. Me! I’m going to eat lots of fresh fruit, listen to the howler monkeys, and practice mi…

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challenge the fear mongers afoot

why is it the news is always filled with bad news: the TV, newspapers, even internet bloggers all jump on fear as if it’s a bronco they love to fall off of, get back up on, fall back off again, on and on, as the fear mongers laugh themselves black and blue all the way…

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LOVE — that which connects us

hi beloved,   i’m glad to hear from you! such a busy time, not just the holidaze, but … this life of ours! everyone is so busy, and that’s good, but i must always take time out to stay in touch with my beloveds.   ahhhh, the storms and the troughs of life, especially family…

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sacrifice…the true happiness

hi friend, i’ve been told by my teachers, and now have found it to be true–the only true happiness in life is when you serve others.  i’ve found this by…you got it!…being in a position to serve, or else! my mom, who just turned 90 and for whom we just threw a grand, well-attended (over…

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