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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?      In the wake of the Charlottesville horror, and the ongoing outrageous...
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...
World Oceans Day: How I Do Love Oceans!

World Oceans Day: How I Do Love Oceans!

How I do love the ocean!  World Oceans Day seemed a perfect time to remember and appreciate my deep, early, nourishing, ongoing, and rich love and experiences of the ocean.  One of my most precious memories is when, as a very young kiddo, my dad took me “out past the breakers,” the white breaking part of...
Joy and Discovery!

Joy and Discovery!

Joy and Discovery!  What a combination, eh?  I am about to take off on my annual bike trip with my daughter.  It will be our 5th, and the weather looks good.  For the first time, we will leave the rain gear behind, and this year we are hoping that the heat doesn’t sideline us!  I’m...