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An End of Year Blessing from Anam Thubten

I wrote a number of posts about Anam Thubten in the early years of this blog. Not so many lately, though that may change in the future. I’ve followed his teachings for the last dozen years – via his books, … Continue reading

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Who and What Divide Us?

A Camp Fire evacuee plays with an abandoned dog, Chico, CA, Nov. 15 Daily updates on the deadliest fire in California history are almost too horrific to take in. The Camp Fire, named after its place of origin on Camp … Continue reading

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Stories…again.

Yesterday, at the monthly breakfast meeting of the Sacramento Branch of the California Writer’s Club, someone asked what I blog about – an excellent question. Though it might not be obvious looking at eight years worth of posts here, it … Continue reading

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No Is Not Enough

James Hillman (1926-2011), who I regard as a mentor, always sought the fantasy, the imagination that underlies the literalism of what we take as facts. Quoting Jung, he said, “The psyche creates reality,” (Revisioning Psychology). The Buddhist teachers I’ve met … Continue reading

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Changes

Almost four years ago, I posted Change is the Only Constant, a discussion of the December, 2012 report of the National Intelligence Council, a consortium of the 16 major U.S. intelligence agencies. Since 1997, they have issued comprehensive reports on … Continue reading

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Notes from the Wasteland

Talk of drought in California isn’t uncommon. ┬áNormally it means lower levels in reservoirs and thinner snowpacks in the Sierras. ┬áBad news for skiers, and boaters, and farmers, perhaps, and an earlier start to the fire season, but’s it’s January, … Continue reading

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Good News on the Food Front

In several recent posts I’ve expressed the opinion, and quoted others expressing the opinion, that traditional institutions and governments are no longer able to deal with the most serious problems facing nations and the world (see Notes on Tricksters, The … Continue reading

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Thich Nhat Hanh on climate change

On monday, in his inaugural speech, President Obama said that ignoring climate change amounts to betrayal of our children and future generations. Also on monday, Justin Gillis, a New York Times writer, published the findings of geologists whose study of … Continue reading

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