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An Outsider…Finding Home

2017-04-21T09:30:55+00:00 Latest Thoughts, Our World|

I’ve been an outsider all my life. I’m sitting in a meditation conference right now, being an outsider.  And why?  These are “my people”, if ever there were any people like me.  Psychologists, most of them.  Though there is a Reiki master/horse massager, too, sitting near me.  Most of us are middle-aged…or more.  [...]

What Makes Me Not A Buddhist

2017-04-19T13:44:11+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts, Meditation|

There was a time when I thought maybe I was a Buddhist. I love what we do at meditation conferences, and most of those speakers talk about Buddhism.   We meditate, and we let go of suffering – our middle-class, first-world version of “suffering”, anyway.  We spend time awash in compassion - self-compassion, mostly, but also compassion [...]

Passport Safety – How to Keep Your Passport Safe

2017-05-24T07:57:25+00:00 Our World, Resources|

I always thought of myself as a pretty on-top-of-things traveler.  I read up on local history and customs, learn at least a few words of the language, and look for opportunities to participate in the real life of the culture.  I’ve taken overnight buses with locals in Spain, and been dropped off by water [...]