Category Archives: Commentary

Good Grief!

Unbelievable! Did you hear? Nordstroms, the high-end department store, is now selling mud covered Blue Genes for $425 a pair. The mud is fake, but the cost is real. They look like something out of depression that hadn’t been washed ever. The Nordstrom ad says: “the jeans are “rugged, Americana workwear that shows you’re not afraid to get down and dirty.” Criticism of Nordstrom’s is coming from everywhere. And it should. $425 for a pair of fake muddy genes? What have we become?

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Borders

I got thinking about borders the other day. You know the borders between, yards, towns, states, and countries. My thought concentration was on the borders of countries. The United States has a very lengthy border between the US and Canada. We have another contentious border with Mexico. I then moved my thinking into another realm. I chose Heaven. Why not! In my fantasy place, there were no borders, fences, walls, or checkpoints to pass from one place to the other. It was an interesting dichotomy.…

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Connection

I am often touting the efficacy of our interconnection not only to each other but also to nature herself. For too long we modern humans have taken for granted, ignored and abused the very nature that feeds, cures and shelters us. We forget there is a symbiotic relationship between all life and we are all in service to each other. The native peoples of the world see it differently. They acknowledge with thanks the life they take for food. They vocally appreciate the plants they…

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Trade Winds

I have been thinking about “trade winds.” They are the prevailing easterly winds that circle the Earth near the equator and have been responsible for ancient people to move from one continent to another. There are other trade winds. Winds that are within. Winds with no force other than a gentle zephyr that encourages creativity by circling within our knowing and giving us the opportunity to move from one awareness to another. The trade winds of the earth enabled humans to advance their desire to…

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