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Want Inspiration? Try Clara Schumann!

Want Inspiration? Try Clara Schumann!

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Concert by all Women Composers.   One of the pieces, a piano concerto, was by Clara Wieck Schumann.  Cycling around the next day, with the music still in my head and heart, the title, Want inspiration? Try Clara Schumann, kept popping up!! I had heard about a Clara who...
Searching for Benevolence

Searching for Benevolence

I often find myself wondering about the deep nature of reality, and ultimately searching for benevolence, I could even say longing for it.  Musing further on the question of good and evil, I sometimes ask myself how and where is goodness, benevolence to be found? Hmmm, what do actually I mean by that?  Well, many spiritual...
Good or Evil?

Good or Evil?

       It’s an age-old deliberation, but the question persists: are we humans inherently good or evil?  Or some entanglement of both? Is it a question perhaps of nature and nurture, or of deep psychology, or our evolutionary adaptations, or a combination?      The question dissolves in the non-dual world, of course, and...
Connections, Insights, Worry

Connections, Insights, Worry

Worry?  I am just back from a wonderful family vacation… multifaceted, rich, sweet, full of warm connections, poignant and funny stories, several profound insights. What a grand and amazing thing it is to be human!  How lucky we are for this astounding opportunity! You may have seen some photos on Facebook  or gotten some texts about...
Freedom: Friend or Foe?

Freedom: Friend or Foe?

No limits, or constraints.  No strictures or structures, right?  To be able to do or be whatever you choose?   When I first started writing, “fiend or foe” came out :-). While that really isn’t what I mean, and despite the Freudian typo slip, it is true that I have a perplexing, unclear relationship to...