WHAT ISRAELIS TAUGHT ME ABOUT "HOME GROWN" TERRORISTS
Two Israeli students helped me learn how one must “think” and act during a time of terrorism. Maybe some of these experiences will become common place for us soon.
CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE, CONTEMPLATING EULOGIES
CONTEMPLATING SUICIDE: The presenter asked us to share: did we know anyone who took their own life? What were our thoughts about our own death? CONTEMPLATING EULOGIES -
When someone dies, we may be asked to say a "few words." The “few words” of a genuine eulogy are elastic. They stretch between us the living and the dead. Perhaps it is the magical power of words which live between the living and the dead, a spiritual power.
I HAVE AGED LIKE OLD CHEESE
Aged Love seems to love what was once there, or beholds what was once there in what is now here.
THE HAZELNUTS OF INSANITY
If you light a fire, who chops the wood. If you are picking a guitar, who becomes the music. Your character, your soul, wishes to feed you the sacred food, the inspiration, and contradictions about who you are. Are you able to eat grief?
SLIDING INTO THE TROUGH AND THE REVELS
We’re within a day or two of the Autumnal Equinox (September 21) which starts the “trough” as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) calls it. Our bodies respond to reduced levels of light by reducing our immune systems’ performance - we can get sick.
From the Autumnal Equinox to the Winter solstice we go through bright, inner times of meaning and celebration: All Hallow Eve / All Souls day, then Thanksgiving, Hannukah, Eid ul-Adha and then Christmas before turning back to the Light.
WIGGLE ROOM AND FISCUS
Brainz is an on-line, e-mail writing group. Each month the Brainz moderator sends us a word and we each write a short piece on the theme and email it back to him. He then compiles all the responses and re-sends it to us. Wanna join? It's not for slackers. If you don't participate, you are ejected from the game. There's a private FaceBook group - "The Brainz Group". Contact them. Tell 'em Jean Yeager sent you and you will receive a whole bunch of absolutely nothing. the word for October 2016 - "SOUND"
DEATH BY LETTER
Does a letter really mean anything? I mean, can a person actually die because of one letter?