Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Mad Run to Christmas

Perhaps the Mad Christmas run is only topped by the feverish deer hunting season in the mountains.

People seem focussed on ONE thing. There is a glaze in their eyes. Something like the look of deer in headlights...frozen in place. Unless they are running.

It is a paradox for me. I am In it and I am out of it simultaneously.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Let us Say Thanks

First I want to apologize for the numbers in yesterdays article on the Bangladesh cyclone. There are MANY MANY more people who have been displaced, lost, injured or killed than the message indicated.

NOW. I want to share something YOU can DO that will encourage you to express YOUR gratitude. That is what Thanksgiving is about.

Apparently Xerox has a site you can go to, at the title link , where you can choose a postcard to sent to someone in the military to express your thanks for their service.

It does not matter if you agree with the politics or the economics or the war in Iraq. What DOEs matter is that our men and women are putting their lives on the line every hour of every day while they serve in the military.

I believe thanking them for their service is a simple thing to do and this site makes it easier yet.

Choose your child-made postcard and then follow the instructions to send your card by real mail.
You can choose your message or write one of your own. You will not know who receives the mail so in a way it is like a random act of kindness.


And that simple act of thanksgiving is in itself an act of peace.

Saturday, November 03, 2007


As November rolls by, I begin to separate. . . like one part of me is in touch with what is happening around me... and the other part is what I wish I could see happening around me.

One side sees the commercial version and the other side sees the valuable version as I see it.

Besides, I still have the calendar on October in my room and I just noticed it today. duh.

The anguish of the unfinished tasks of this year lies heavy upon me though no one can ascribe guilt to me for any of it. . .except maybe for not changing my calendar. :-)

Distressing News and yet another crisis from Nature calls upon us to be generous again and again with our hearts and minds and if possible our bodies and wallets.

See the devastation in Bangladesh from the Cyclone. Notice the situation in Myanmar has not been resolved and yet even more children are killed by suicide bombers in Iraq.

Let us each give thanks for the tiny bit of peace in our hearts and lives, whenever we can find it.

And then let us each DO something tangible to BE PEACE and promote peace in our lives, our homes, our towns, villages, nations and our world. It will take people to change themselves.
We can influence and encourage, but no one can actually change another person.

Perhaps that is a part of the Gospel message. Rather than preaching the LAW at people, we need to get better at living the Gospel with forgiveness.