Posts in category Everyday Dharma

Don’t Eng...

Don’t Engage

Keep in mind … your Facebook news feed, isn’t designed to show you what cool things your family and friends are doing.  It is a monetizing device for Facebook to generate more engagement.  They want you to spend MORE TIME looking at posts, responding to rants and otherwise glancing over at their sidebar of advertisers.  […]

Never to Old For a Nude Sel...

Never to Old For a Nude Selfie

Someone recently told me that the best thing to do to enhance your self esteem is sexting nude pictures.  Of course, nude pictures aren’t for everyone and under no circumstances are they okay for teens.  But consenting adults snap chatting body bits can be a great boon to our image ego.  As long as we […]

The Price of Stand...

The Price of Standing

  I made pancakes this morning I was standing not for a particularly long time  but I was standing  and then I ate a pancake  and a little vegetarian sausage  I folded some towels from the dryer  before coming to sit down  I had been standing  it’s not unlike any morning  other than those mornings  […]

I’m Sorry I Married ...

I’m Sorry I Married You

I see Facebook’s memory for five years ago on this day … and the smile in my boyfriend’s eye as we saw our first supermoon together. Against all odds, we fell in love. Fate brought us together, possibilities opened up for us and we realized that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives […]

Ask Your Supervi...

Ask Your Supervisor

Rosie the Riveter on the We Can Do It poster has inspired feminists for generations since the 1980’s when the old wartime propaganda poster was “found” and rebranded as a positive role model for empowering women.  But if we look at what really happened to the “empowered women” circa 1943 when this poster was first created and briefly […]

Hate Crimes Against Human...

Hate Crimes Against Humanity

You know the trolls, they are the men who post on your social threads trying to elicit a response. They want you to be angry. They want to outrage you. They want to go back and forth and back and forth with more and more intensity. The more rage they can inspire the bigger they […]

Remembering Your San...

Remembering Your Sangha

I need to look at my social network time allocation. I realized during a conversation with a dear friend of long standing last night, that far too much of my time is spent researching facts for people who don’t care about facts and who are insistent on spreading lies and inciting hate and violence. I […]

Fight, Fright, Faceb...

Fight, Fright, Facebook

Understanding the proliferation of fake news (hate crimes) is an essential undertaking if we are to have any hope of equanimity or bridging our data gap and coming together in our communities to help one another realize the ideals of liberty, or prosperity or tranquility of the We The People.  I am horrified by the […]

The Bitch of The W...

The Bitch of The Wait

I had a bad flare the other morning.  I realize that description is vague and in truth I don’t have words to describe what it means.  Everyday my body resists gravity.  And there are times I can’t join the family for dinner because I need to be laying down (flat with my feet up on […]