Category Archives: ANCIENT WISDOM and TEACHINGS

BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT – A Tail of Tenacity

There are times in life when we are faced with, at least what we perceive to be, an insurmountable obstacle preventing us from attaining a specific goal. We hit a brick wall and see no way forward. We moan. We … Continue reading

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SERMERSSUAQ UKARPALUGPOQ – An Earth Day Tribute

SermerssuaqThe Big Ice weepswailssighs at humankind’s inability to use their knowledge wisely  

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In Memory of THICH NHAT HANH

In 2012 my husband and son had the great honor and pleasure of meeting with and filming zen master, global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh in conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and old … Continue reading

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LAST (99) WORD (S) for ’21

Sanskrit translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.   As it often happens when … Continue reading

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MOLECULARLY SPEAKING…

…we are all that is, was, and ever shall be gas, liquid, solidbustling atoms bond,breeding beings of breath, blood, bone     a convergence of matter = a mass  of varied shapes, colors, sizesfurred, feathered, scaled, petaled, prickly, slick   we … Continue reading

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WHAT THE ICEBERG SAID

Bold. Blue. Megalithic.  To think I might have begun as a whispered word on an ancient’s breath,a droplet in the spray of a neolithic sneeze, the spatter in a sputtered warning, “Run!”a single snowflake spit from a cloud, delivered on … Continue reading

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‘TIS THE NIGHT OF WINTER SOLSTICE

‘Tis three nights before Christmas, the day after Hanukkah, eight from St. Lucia, and five ’til Kwanzaa. ‘Tis two months since Diwali, India’s festival of light, as Sun settles into our world’s longest night.   A breeze hugs the mountain, nudging … Continue reading

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GETTING STONED – A Monolithic Tale

Ahhh, Callanish. The moment we stepped into the circle, it felt like I’d crossed a threshold into another world. Immediately, I was drawn to this particular stone. Mostly since it was not much taller than I, but partly because she … Continue reading

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ICELANDIC ANTIPASTI

  Once I’d heard The Calling, answered it, and set the intention of being so overjoyed with the experience of a four-day dogsled trip in Green-land that I would do it again in a heart-beat, the fear of my eyeballs freezing in their sockets while I … Continue reading

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THE CALLING

Shhhhh. Listen. Do you hear it? The Calling? It’s not only an invitation to adventure from somewhere outside ourselves, but also an intangible summons from deep within.   It rests on mist shrouded mountain tops, sways suspended above the oceans’ floors, and … Continue reading

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