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  • Blog Posts 
    • The Bug, The Bedroom, The Boredom by: Karma

      February 11, 2018, 11:29

      The norovirus stomach bug ripped through the house this month.  The grandbaby got it first, still no telling how ... we suspect maybe a shopping cart.…

    • Food for Naught by: Karma

      February 9, 2018, 17:57

      I normally read labels like I'm studying for the SATs.  I know the gimmicks advertisers use to try to and avoid telling you how bad something is for you…

    • Full Life by: Karma

      February 2, 2018, 15:15

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    • Getting Fired from YouTube by: Karma

      January 28, 2018, 16:39

      I've been a monetized YouTube partner for about 10 years. It's never been more than pocket change but at the height of my active years it was a fun little…

    • Another failure bytes the dust by: Karma

      October 29, 2017, 09:44

      How it even still surprises me is a mystery. Because I have known this broken body for as long as I can remember.  Yet still I am taken aback when in…

    • Paradise by the Hash Tag Frights by: Karma

      October 27, 2017, 08:00

      The serenity of this new home is deafening.  So much beauty, old growth trees abound, silence so deep it punctures your heart.  And the view ...…

    • Moving Day, by Bitsy Bitz by: Karma

      October 16, 2017, 00:42

      Everyone talks about The Move I don't know what that is But it seems to involve boxes Lots of boxes My toys are missing Everthing smells different My…

    • Every Woman Knows a Weinstein by: Karma

      October 13, 2017, 23:32

      (content contains assault, rape, child abuse) I read a long detailed article about all the women who have come forward with their Weinstein story and while my…

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      October 10, 2017, 08:53

      The move is a week away and this house slowly no longer feels like home Boxes line the halls and are piled high in the garage clutter and chaos in…

    • Don't Tread On Me by: Karma

      October 5, 2017, 08:42

      Each of us inadvertently step on the open wounds of those we pass by on our path.  It's bound to happen as we all are in a state of repair and rebuild.&nbs…

    • Meaningful Memories by: Karma

      August 3, 2017, 09:30

      Last week, my daughter, who is now a nursing mother herself, told me that she didn't have any memory of me breastfeeding her sister or brother.  That may…

    • Dirty Deeds by: Karma

      July 12, 2017, 23:20

      It's not that I don't fully appreciate the work that the redneck does in and outside of the house.  From sprinklers to sewers and electrical or plumbing…

    • Nature's Dharma by: Karma

      June 3, 2017, 11:07

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    • Smile by: Karma

      May 24, 2017, 08:14

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    • Don't Engage by: Karma

      May 23, 2017, 15:46

      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…

    • Never to Old For a Nude Selfie by: Karma

      May 22, 2017, 22:40

      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…

    • The Price of Standing by: Karma

      May 21, 2017, 09:56

        I made pancakes this morning I was standing not for a particularly long time  but I was standing  and then I ate a pancake  …

    • I'm Sorry I Married You by: Karma

      May 5, 2017, 10:22

      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…

    • Ask Your Supervisor by: Karma

      April 25, 2017, 08:29

      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…

    • Hate Crimes Against Humanity by: Karma

      March 14, 2017, 11:27

      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.…

    • Saying what you MEME by: Karma

      March 1, 2017, 15:31

      When I was in the fray, I discouraged my IT staff from speaking in acronyms as it was a way to quickly alienate us as unapproachable enigmas.  Back…

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      February 21, 2017, 08:41

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    • Remembering Your Sangha by: Karma

      February 19, 2017, 16:36

      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…


      February 18, 2017, 10:44

      It's a good idea to turn off the computer every Now and Zen just to remember what the real world looks like, but its also one of the ways you can save yourself…

    • Fight, Fright, Facebook by: Karma

      February 7, 2017, 13:02

      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…

    • The Bitch of The Wait by: Karma

      January 23, 2017, 10:03

      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…

    • The Missing Pieces by: Karma

      January 6, 2017, 00:24

      Has Facebook conspired with my husband to curtail my nagging?  True story ... the other night I was in the other room, and as I am not very…

    • E-President by: Karma

      November 29, 2016, 09:12

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    • Becoming Grandmother by: Karma

      November 28, 2016, 19:00

      Of course I'd like to think I'm too young to be a Grandmother.  But then I catch a glimpse of me holding the baby with my silver hair and solar lentigines and…

    • The Morning After by: Karma

      November 9, 2016, 09:15

      If only we could take a pill that would make the pain go away.  The election of 2016 will forever be remembered for the backlash of bigotry, the…

    • Demons and Demagogues by: Karma

      October 31, 2016, 22:54

      For some the trick or treat season brings back warm memories of childhood friends and fun, while others focus their energy on the the overtones of hallows eve…

    • Both Sides Now by: Karma

      October 18, 2016, 15:08

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    • So close and yet so far . . . by: Karma

      October 18, 2016, 09:01

        It could be anything really.  From balancing the bills, a lottery ticket's last scratch, the scent of our lover or our dreams of vacation.  We…

    • POTS HUMOR by: Karma

      October 12, 2016, 17:23

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    • Caption this . . . by: Karma

      October 10, 2016, 19:29


    • Make a list ... by: Karma

      October 10, 2016, 13:39

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    • Squeeze from the bottom of the tube!! And other things not to fight about ... by: Karma

      July 17, 2016, 14:38

      In the early days of toothpaste, tubes were made of metal (circa 1890s) then later a combination of metal and plastic (~1940s).  Back then if you squeezed a…

    • All Birds Matter by: Karma

      July 10, 2016, 12:54

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    • The Economics of Anger by: Karma

      July 9, 2016, 21:07

      Robert Palmer's classic Addicted To Love tells us that we might as well face our habit brain's lusty desires.  I could go on to discuss the dehumanizing…

    • From Avatars to Altar by: Karma

      June 15, 2016, 13:52

      Thank you for visiting our wedding page. Below is a recorded version of our ceremony from the live streams that originally aired June 24, 2016. Remember…

    • You won't believe your eyes! by: Karma

      May 26, 2016, 19:04

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    • How is Bliss? by: Karma

      May 8, 2016, 08:34

      There are days that go by when I do not think about Mom, but in truth not many in these seven plus years that she has been gone from my life.  Had she died…

    • Melancholy Math by: Karma

      April 11, 2016, 11:29

      I slept with a stuffed animal tucked under my arm last night. I realize that may seem odd for a fifty-something lady, but I lost my last hairless blessing…

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      March 30, 2016, 14:49

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    • Feral Crow by: Karma

      March 29, 2016, 17:06

      A few weeks ago we came across an injured crow.  Couldn't fly.  Some blood.  Looked to be a broken wing.  Perhaps hit by a car.  Could have been anything.…

    • New Spillway by: Karma

      March 11, 2016, 11:38

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      March 6, 2016, 10:32

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    • Awareness and Abortion Rights by: Karma

      February 25, 2016, 10:23

      It may seem quite out of place to consider the controversial within a Zen context.  But awakening to Truth does not mean that all opinions fall away or that…

    • How crazy does this make YOU? by: Karma

      January 25, 2016, 19:06

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    • How I Lost Weight, Quit Smoking, Cured Insomnia, Became Enlightened, Paid Off My Credit Card Debt and Raised Three Amazing Kids by: Karma

      January 11, 2016, 15:19

      My Dad sends me news bytes about the various miracle adverts he sees while watching Red Eye and even tho I'm fairly certain that the answer to anything will…

    • Stop Believing by: Karma

      January 8, 2016, 14:37

      We understand at least in theory that politicians may not always fact check ... at least in an election year.  As a social network society we often opt to…

    •  by: Karma

      January 1, 2016, 09:34

      For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be able to know how things turn out.  What happens next, Who done it, How will it end.  By the plethora…

    • Nothing Good Can Come Of It by: Karma

      December 30, 2015, 19:38

      Nothing good can come of it ... The first time I heard those words I'm sure I was up to no good and it was probably a well meaning elder trying to…

    • What My Daughters and Dan ALREADY Know by: Karma

      December 27, 2015, 21:24

      I saw this little ditty on a friend's Facebook wall a list of twenty-one things my daughter should know.  I couldn't help myself ...

    • Just Do It by: Karma

      December 26, 2015, 15:34

      When I was in elementary school they said "just study harder".  When I struggled with my weight I was told to "just eat less".  When I couldn't get out…

    • GGG by: Karma

      December 3, 2015, 13:14

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    • Danny's Song by: Karma

      October 22, 2015, 23:09

      I cried today when I heard the cardiologist on the phone tell my son that the test results were in and he "... had POTS, just like your mother ..."   I…

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      October 18, 2015, 08:59

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    • Private Message Me by: Karma

      October 9, 2015, 11:18

      Do you know what ECPA is?  Well no matter, it seems the mega-byte-billionaires don't know much about it either.  But for the record, its the Electronic…

    • Why? Because ... by: Karma

      October 7, 2015, 20:56

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    • Hey Mark Zukerberg by: Karma

      September 30, 2015, 22:58

    • Fear Factor by: Karma

      September 27, 2015, 14:36

      I don't tend to watch scary movies, intense crime dramas or the last 2 laps after the fourth caution when they are running three wide for The Chase.  Why?…

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      September 24, 2015, 15:59

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    • Paid in Full by: Karma

      September 23, 2015, 11:33

      There is a plethora of unsolicited advice from people who have strong opinions about who, how and what you should be, do or don't. Especially if you take a…

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      September 11, 2015, 11:34

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    • iSavvy by: Karma

      July 13, 2015, 20:10

      While it may be true that Truth is as elusive as a Zen Koan, the Internet makes revisionist history so easy to spin doctor that it is a small wonder why so…

    • I don't look disabled? by: Karma

      June 10, 2015, 17:14

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    • Lazy, Crazy & Faking It by: Karma

      May 31, 2015, 14:59

      Half way thru watering the few houseplants we have in the zen corner of our room ... I realized that I needed to take a break and lay down on the floor until I…

    • Setting our sights on Chronic Pain by: Karma

      May 29, 2015, 23:57

      Chronic pain isn't something you come to accept ... ignore ... or rise above.  And while its true that the amplitude fluctuates and the peaks may shift from…

    • Of Mice and Men by: Karma

      May 24, 2015, 22:23

      We joke about living in a petting zoo because the critters outnumber the inmates in our primate habitat .... even when we don't count the koi in the pond at…

    • Constant Choosing by: Karma

      May 20, 2015, 22:21

      I love k.d. lang's 1992 Constant Craving.  Its sensual spiritual lyrics and longing melody pulls you in and resonates with something deep inside all of…

    • Boogity, Boogity, Boogity! Let's Change a Tire Girls!!! by: Karma

      May 18, 2015, 12:36

      I was watching one of the 10 days of thunder Sprint Cup races with the Redneck over the weekend and my college girl heard Daryl Waltrip signal the launch of…

    • #2FlatTires by: Karma

      May 13, 2015, 12:05

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    • The Dog's Dharma by: Karma

      May 4, 2015, 14:43

      Yesterday we said goodbye to our old hairless Xolo. It was time and while there are details of the circumstances and her passing ... this is not an episode of…

    • Quietly Quantifying Quality by: Karma

      April 19, 2015, 20:49

      Our old dog Taco is winding down.  The home vet has checked in on her and we all trust we will know when it is time.  After all I've  been down this road…

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      April 18, 2015, 19:57

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    • I AM (not nancy parker) by: Karma

      April 18, 2015, 17:39

      When my illness became too great and I had to leave my career behind, I also left behind my business name ... NancyParker.  Make no mistake, that is not a…

    • Recursive Loop by: Karma

      March 3, 2015, 13:32

      As trekies around the world mourn the passing of Leonard Nimoy this week, I am reminded of so many Star Trek episodes that were truly ahead of their time. Each…

    • Cry, Cry, Cry by: Karma

      March 1, 2015, 11:47

      It puzzles me sometimes when I find myself with misty eyes over the thought of missing my mother.  For goober's sake she's been gone six years now, you…

    • Top Ten List by: Karma

      February 27, 2015, 18:32

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    • I Know Best by: Karma

      February 19, 2015, 13:38

      Sometimes I see myself putting on my "I Know Best" coat.  After all, I worked at AT&T for 99 years, I must have picked up a thing or two along the way. …

    • Impeccable Words by: Karma

      February 18, 2015, 13:12

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    • Mind FULL by: Karma

      February 9, 2015, 18:10

      In the practice we learn how to watch our thoughts. We begin to cultivate curiosity for where they come from or who is doing the thinking. And just as we think…

    • You may have POTS by: Karma

      February 6, 2015, 14:56

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    • She's Faking It by: Karma

      January 24, 2015, 14:13

      My hairless blonde pup has been limping on her front leg this week. Its not all that unusual as she has a bit of a deformed toe on that paw and she tends to be…

    • Why you will HATE your new computer... by: Karma

      December 16, 2014, 13:36

      With Cyber Monday and the holiday rush for end of year specials odds are you or someone you love will have a new laptop, tower, tablet, smart phone, smart tv,…

    • For Your Lies Only by: Karma

      December 9, 2014, 14:29

      Its 10:00 p.m. do you know where you package is? Its the holiday season and everyone has a horror story in their backlog when Santa's reindeer trampled…

    • Dear Google by: Karma

      November 28, 2014, 09:54

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    • Grateful by: Karma

      November 26, 2014, 12:07

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    • That time of year ... by: Karma

      November 24, 2014, 15:56

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    • Wise beyond my tears... by: Karma

      November 24, 2014, 12:04

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    • An Inside Job by: Karma

      November 24, 2014, 00:38

      Despite the blame we may put on our parents, or our church or our circumstances for our suffering ... fact is we spend way more time alone with our own…

    • Data data everywhere and not a spot to think by: Karma

      November 15, 2014, 15:27

      We watched an EDS/POTS webinar recently that reiterated the long held belief that exercising will improve POTS.  I remember that first study 10 years ago when…

    • Coyote Running by: Karma

      November 13, 2014, 15:30

      The sun was up but behind a thick layer of clouds.  It was cool for a California morning and the windows were open in the kitchen. I felt a cold breeze on my…

    • Daylight Savings Time by: Karma

      November 4, 2014, 09:32

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    • “We are our choices.” ― Jean-Paul Sartre by: Karma

      October 24, 2014, 10:32

      I was watching Utopia the other night and one of the participants mentioned that she only showers maybe 3 times a week whereas she used to bathe everyday…

    • This One is for You by: Karma

      October 14, 2014, 23:55

      Tonight we made caramel apples.  Well let's just say it was the FIRST caramel apple event of the season and if truth be told the FIRST time I've ever made…

    • Wild World by: Karma

      October 3, 2014, 12:43

        When Cali came to us, I asked the rescue group if she was a door runner.  At the time we lived in Coyote nation and outdoor cats were on the…

    • How Much Is That Bunny ... by: Karma

      September 23, 2014, 16:30

      The free bunny in the box at the grocery store can quickly add up to more than you bargain for when you factor in the cost to spay (0), food (0/year),…

    • Zoom and Doom by: Karma

      September 14, 2014, 14:27

      When an "uncomfortable" emotion arises, there is sometimes a tendency to want to look deeply at it.  Kind of like a train wreck, our meaning making mind…

    • All Bass by: Karma

      September 14, 2014, 10:33

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    • Gypsies, Tramps & Theives by: Karma

      September 7, 2014, 13:32

      The redneck launched a new radio station this week ... "Shipping the 70s to You".  Its lovely really ... All 70s all the time.  I think being the cRaZy DJ…

    • Surrender by: Karma

      August 25, 2014, 12:22


    • Enlightened Endopterygota by: Karma

      August 15, 2014, 23:42

      There was a time when I would read every morsel of Nisargadatta and his disciples, listen to each Adyashanti audio track and watch all of the Mooji videos…

    • SMSMESS by: Karma

      August 12, 2014, 16:28


    • Lost by: Karma

      August 12, 2014, 14:22

      My old girl Taco must be approaching 15, we don't really know for certain since she came to us as a rescue dog over a dozen years ago.  We suspect she has…

    • The Butterfly Effect by: Karma

      August 9, 2014, 19:48

      My faith is found in the moments of synchronicity ... the statistically improbable micro-miracles that make you stop and smile with a deep sense of knowing…

    • Peaceful Mind by: Karma

      July 25, 2014, 16:03

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    • Taken Off Guard by: Karma

      June 25, 2014, 16:21

      For the better part of a year (or more) my darling daughter, Tricia, has been planning her perfect wedding.  Despite a long line of JOP marriages in my…

    • Its all an ELUZN right? by: Karma

      June 12, 2014, 12:38

      I've spent the better part of my blogging life dancing around the notion that it is ALL an ILLUSION, so no small wonder that my new book is titled…

    • Buddha's Light by: Karma

      May 30, 2014, 14:49

      Sometimes ... at just the right moment, if we look in the right direction with an open heart we do see the Light. The redneck captured this brilliant…

    • Sexting by: Karma

      May 22, 2014, 11:50

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    • Sing ♫ Sing a Song ♪ by: Karma

      May 20, 2014, 13:34

      I saw a meme this morning that said some version of .... You'll pay for a cup of coffee but you won't pay to support the artist behind a song you…

    • We Work With What We Wake Up With by: Karma

      May 16, 2014, 14:49

      I'm a bean counter by nature.  I loved all of my stats classes in college and writing complex macros in Excel was something I use to do for fun when I…

    • Seven Year Scatch by: Karma

      May 11, 2014, 11:24

      I have spent the better part of the last week finding myself.  Not in my usual Zen ways and means, but in my geek girl persona where I had to rosin the…

    • Perfectly Broken by: Karma

      April 23, 2014, 10:10

      If there is a perfect storm, the notion of being broken to perfection also rises from the depths of the egoic ocean.  As we study the impact of Environmental…

    • Cultivating Compassion by: Karma

      February 24, 2014, 09:27

      A sweet lady pointed out to me recently that I had a wonderfully diverse set of people on my Facebook friend's list.  That may not have been the words she…

    • Asparagusting by: Karma

      February 7, 2014, 10:14

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    • Pavlov’s Dogs by: guttrachi

      February 2, 2014, 13:30

      Guest Blog - G. Uttrachi When I see people respond to a cell phone ring, ding or vibration I am reminded of Pavlov’s experiments with dogs. By pressing a…

    • Candy Crush by: Karma

      January 12, 2014, 23:29

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    • Mea Cupla but Truth Matters by: Karma

      January 2, 2014, 15:06

      In an age when data travels faster than common sense it seems futile to fact check.  Especially during a political campaign right?  Just ask Neil Newhouse…

    • Raging in the New Year by: Karma

      December 31, 2013, 14:57

      The holidays and end of year traditions seem to be a time when people try hard to reflect on the warm and fuzzy moments.  Google news abounds with The…

    • Invisible Tape by: Karma

      December 19, 2013, 16:05

      Why is it when I am wrapping presents I always seem to LOOSE the tape even though I had it just 10 seconds ago?

    • Yin Yang on the Fly by: Karma

      December 10, 2013, 14:18

        "In Chinese philosophy, the concept of yin-yang (simplified Chinese: 阴阳; traditional Chinese: 陰陽; pinyin: yīnyáng), which is often…

    • EZ by: Karma

      December 5, 2013, 14:27

      This week, perhaps month (could be year or more) ... I've noticed the desire for things to be EASIER.  At times there is peace about the limits that this…

    • Alt-heimer's by: Karma

      November 26, 2013, 17:46


    • When Cooking And Chronic Illness Collide  by: Karma

      November 24, 2013, 13:04

      I read a blog this morning from another chronically ill lady who was discussing what it means to be thankful with a life limiting illness. Moreover, how do we…

    • Tastes like chicken ... by: Karma

      November 22, 2013, 10:30

      After our two male bunnies surprised us with a litter earlier this fall, we realized that we were going to need to get ONE of them "fixed".  Had we not fallen…

    • Facebook gets a little intrusive ... by: Karma

      November 20, 2013, 08:51

      Does anyone else think the new green bots in the chat window are getting a little too personal?

    • Soup to Nuts by: Karma

      November 6, 2013, 13:55

      Some people ask why I still talk about my mother, when its clear to the world that she's not coming back into my life.  Many think it odd that I sent her…

    • Shame on Google by: Karma

      November 2, 2013, 10:41

      Last night the redneck and I were sitting on the front porch enjoying the evening sky and we noticed a very bright light in the south western hemisphere…

    • The ♥ of Addiction by: Karma

      October 28, 2013, 00:37

      Its that time of year again, when the leaves are turning, a chill is in the air and people begin to get ready for the thanks-oweenie-mas-ukah celebrations. …

    • Customer Service: Take This Foot by: Karma

      October 24, 2013, 16:22

      Unfortunately my brilliant fix of discharging the static to solve my stray touchpad twerks (and yes, I realize to all the young Miley Cyrus fans that I'm using…

    • Tea Time by: Karma

      October 22, 2013, 09:06

      That's my tea shelf.  I actually have a few more ginger, lemon, fruity, herbal tea strays in my other cabinets too, I think they may wonder around at night…

    • He makes me laugh ... by: Karma

      October 21, 2013, 10:42

      I needed to backroll to a restore point yesterday on my Windows 8 laptop. Its nerve wracking for me of course, as I don't have a backup of my files and I tend…

    • I'd like to buy a vowel ... by: Karma

      October 14, 2013, 20:27

      f I was prone to paranoia, which I'm not because I lead a dull and boring life, I'd be concerned about how quick Google is to "suggest" what I want to search…

    • For those who think they need caffeine to wake up .... by: Karma

      October 10, 2013, 17:06

      There are some who believe that the only way they could possibly wake up in the morning is after their latte macchiato or other bold brew of the day.  But…

    • The Bliss inside of Broken by: Karma

      October 6, 2013, 10:28

      Warning: The following may not be suitable for young souls who still need to believe in things like hope, happiness and the pursuit of positive vibrations.…

    • Awareness Month by: Karma

      October 3, 2013, 19:37

      October is Global Awareness Month for Dysautonomia.  So I'm taking this opportunity to remind myself that I have POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia…

    • Say Anything by: Karma

      October 2, 2013, 11:30

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    • Checkmate by: Karma

      September 28, 2013, 13:21

      Remember when blocking someone meant you were playing a game of chess? To Friend or Unfriend THAT is the question.   If Shakespeare was alive today he…

    • When the Now goes Missing by: Karma

      September 27, 2013, 12:10

      Its been two months since we've moved into our new home, 66 days, 13 hours and 45 minutes ... but time is an illusion right?  We have unpacked many of the…

    • No Static At All .... by: Karma

      September 23, 2013, 13:48

      Tech Tip 194:  When all else fails TURN THE DAMN THING OFF!! I've had a problem with my touchpad that's been driving me crazy when I type.  The cursor…

    • How do you use your 24 characters? by: Karma

      September 19, 2013, 15:31

      In IMVU we have a "tag line" on our ID card.  A small little space where we can type a few words that express our heart's desire, our faith, hope or dreams. …

    • Faith over Fear by: Karma

      September 15, 2013, 20:25

      When I was growing up we didn't have wireless phones ... no cell phones, no cordless phone inside the house, no mobile devices of any sort, well unless you…

    • Karma by: Karma

      September 15, 2013, 17:08

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    • The Scarlet Letter  by: Karma

      August 14, 2013, 17:01

        - Abandonment I remember when I was in middle school and reading Nathaniel Hawthorne for class and my mother said to me some version of ……

    • We all scream for ice-cream by: Karma

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      August 10, 2013, 16:30

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      August 10, 2013, 15:47

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      August 1, 2013, 22:58

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      July 26, 2013, 21:40

      There's always something that goes bump in the night when you buy a new home. Or an old home, as the case may be. In California, any house that's built before…

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      July 4, 2013, 23:26

      I heard some version of that line coming from the TV as I was walking by the family room today.  It made my heart melt for a moment and I quickly counted…

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      June 28, 2013, 21:54

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      June 23, 2013, 09:31

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      June 14, 2013, 11:54

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      June 11, 2013, 16:59

      Its a universal fear, albeit first world problem, as my daughter would say.  But having no place to live even in the musings of the mind can be a…

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      June 11, 2013, 12:57

      At times when I am lost in the throes of a torrid mind storm, I can sometimes ask myself ... what is it that is stopping you right now from SEEING that you are…

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      June 11, 2013, 12:42

      They say, whoever they are, that selling a house can be as traumatic as losing a loved one.  Indeed as a house bound lady with a life limiting illness,…

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      April 25, 2013, 10:11

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      April 9, 2013, 09:12

      When a company wants to show you they care, they have big shout outs that extoll how it saves money, is good for the planet, better taste, lower fat, no…

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    • 80 Proof Candy by: Karma

      March 10, 2013, 13:30

      Marshmallow,  Pineapple, Raspberry, Cotton Candy, Blood Orange, Caramel, Watermelon, Raspberry, Peach, Iced Cake, Pink Lemonade ... What do all of these…

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      February 18, 2013, 13:12

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      February 18, 2013, 10:46

      Surprise!  Its SPRING!!  Well, the daffodils that sprung up overnight in my backyard think so.  Its funny how such a simple thing can put a smile on your…

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      February 11, 2013, 12:05

      I called one of those coupon maid services in my neighborhood to see if they could come and help me get the house in order so that I can put it on the…

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      January 7, 2013, 10:29

      When we know something, we at once limit our options and lock in to a course of actions based on a belief that we clearly know what's best.  From the small…

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      January 7, 2013, 10:20

      Egoic Mind: At times there is a sweeping dissatisfaction with my life.  At times there are feelings of great joy, without awareness of said unease.  On a few…

    • It's a Wonderful Life by: Karma

      December 23, 2012, 10:43

      There's certainly an aspect of the holidays that I miss.  Strangely enough, I miss even the long lines and the chaos at the mall.  I loved seeing all the…

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      December 13, 2012, 10:07

      An online friend asked me if I ever run out of things to say with my boyfriend, because we are together day and night -- usually within an arms length of one…

    • 50 and Fine with It by: Karma

      December 8, 2012, 09:04

      One thing about having a December birthday is that you have a year to come to terms with how old you are going to be. So I've been preparing myself for the big…

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      November 19, 2012, 15:45

      During my first divorce, there was a boilerplate line in our legal documents which said some version of:  Both parents shall refrain from criticizing the…

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      November 13, 2012, 23:31

      Every now and Zen, I go through my Facebook friend list and prune the dead branches. You know, game friends from games that I no longer play, people who've…

    • Imagine . . . by: Karma

      November 7, 2012, 08:53

      We've been brainwashed by the political machine to believe that those with opposing views are, lame, lazy, "retarded", losers. We are led to believe that…

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      November 4, 2012, 08:59

      In technology times of the modern family, as children grow up and move away and the nuclear nest is replaced by the quantum leap of love with nuclear fallout…

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      October 23, 2012, 12:23

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    • Believe Nothing ... by: Karma

      August 23, 2012, 22:17

      "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.”…

    • Shoot me, I'm dieting by: Karma

      August 22, 2012, 09:20

      Its week two without fast food, dessert foods, or any beverage that tastes like anything other than wet.  Reminds me I need to change the water filter under…

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      August 13, 2012, 12:17

      In a time when break ins  (,  ) make each of us aware and concerned about our online security, on my end of the netpond I have spent the better part of a…

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      July 24, 2012, 14:25

      For every action we witness there are a myriad of motives that our meaning making mind likes to attribute.  I seem to be in a sensitive place lately as I…

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      June 28, 2012, 16:33

      Someone mentioned to me recently on the phone that I may have picked up a bit of a southern twang.  Well, anyone talking to me in recent months has noticed…

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      June 24, 2012, 19:06

      My eldest left this morning on an airport shuttle at 4:00 a.m. As the driver opened the sliding door we could see the passengers already inside. They all…

    • The Proposal by: Karma

      June 24, 2012, 17:18


    • Pour your sugar on me . . . by: Karma

      June 19, 2012, 11:04

      Growing up, my grandparents had an old blind shaggy dog called Sugar.  I suppose the dog wasn't always blind, but she is in my memories of the kind of going…

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      June 13, 2012, 10:34

      My Dad tells a story about an old greasy spoon that he use to go to when he was a young man. It was one of those places where the cook was behind a half pane…

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      May 31, 2012, 13:20

      The little water garden has always been home for dragonfly nymphs, who leave their exoskeletons behind on the tall reeds that reach out of the water before…

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      May 11, 2012, 12:33

      Sometimes we need to be heard. With recent legislation passed making love illegal, those of us formerly comfortable in the shadow of political fray may be…

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      April 25, 2012, 15:24

      There's a word we've come to use at my house .. SANIFOOD.  That's the name we've coined for dirty silverware that comes out of the diswasher after it has…

    • Until the next time ... by: Karma

      April 17, 2012, 12:16

      Egoic Mind:  Lessons learned and time traveled ... still nothing changes. Gnani:  And yet EVERYTHING changes at the same time. Egoic Mind:  Perhaps. …

    • Lizard Lounging by: Karma

      March 5, 2012, 13:20

      The sky was a bit overcast and if not chilly it was certainly crisp. The jeans felt heavy and cold as I was raising them up on the frayed rope that was…

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      March 3, 2012, 14:47

      I've always believed in taking "pretty pictures" even when I've been feeling really sick. Because they remind me that I CAN do things .. if only visit the park…

    • Peace in the Wind by: Karma

      February 24, 2012, 10:03

      I want to be IN peace -- And I'm not. My body is wrought with pain and adrenaline, as it seems to be each morning. The tears are close by as if ready at my…

    • Why Fall in Love? by: Karma

      February 21, 2012, 09:39

      As I spent the better part of yesterday in the limbo that exists in between discussions of feelings, fantasy and fear that move the synchronized pulse of…

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      February 17, 2012, 09:12

      One of Facebook's many "features" and I use that term with a harmonic note of sarcasm and sardonic grin, is the People You May Know suggestions that pop up on…

    • Head to Head by: Karma

      February 17, 2012, 08:33

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    • Privileged Problems by: Karma

      February 12, 2012, 16:34

      As I was looking for a nut to juryrig a fix to the dryer door, I picked up an empty snail shell from the floor of the garage. I looked at it closely for signs…

    • Welcome to The Litter Box! by: Karma

      January 30, 2012, 12:27

      Somehow among the major life changes that surround and abound, I find myself living with no less than FOUR dogs and ONE new FURRY CAT!  So between the puppy…

    • Speak No Evil by: Karma

      October 22, 2011, 14:49

      When I was a business manager I made a point to tell my staff that I would not tolerate gossip or negative conversations about other members of the community.…

    • Rite of Passage by: Karma

      October 12, 2011, 20:09

      When I was 17, I bought my first car. I was a freshman in college, miles from home in LA LA Land. It was a 57 Chevy, with a Mexican blanket draped over the…

    • Manic Moon by: Karma

      October 11, 2011, 21:38

      All around me I see the carnage of lives that weep from open wounds oozing with infected bile which sting as the salt from toxic tears rush into the hole…

    • Coyote Ugly by: Karma

      September 14, 2011, 12:08

      I was sitting Zazen ... which lately is a euphemism for being in an over-tired zoned out mind warp while watching my IMVU avatar loop micro-gestures (smile,…

    • Driving Lesson by: Karma

      August 18, 2011, 15:07

      My 17 year old son recently obtained his California driver's permit.  I posted flyers around the neighborhood telling people they may want to consider…

    • The Wild Mind by: Karma

      May 25, 2011, 12:24

      I saw the first McBunny in the yard this morning. A sign that it certainly is spring. Never heard of a McBunny? Ahhh. Well, these are the tiny kindle of…

    • New Visitor by: Karma

      April 6, 2011, 10:54

      We've lived in this house for more than a dozen years and over the many seasons we have had an interesting variety of back yard visitors.  There was that one…

    • Remembering ... by: Karma

      March 30, 2011, 13:37

      It's true, sometimes I forget what my body can do if I have been lost in the virtual world of 3D avatars.  Sure, I can occasionally still pull off doing the…

    • Time to Think ... by: Karma

      March 10, 2011, 14:57

      The absence of something is rarely noticed.  We are hardly ever grateful for the pebble we don't have in our shoe, or the sinus headache that hasn't slam…

    • The Crow's Cage by: Karma

      February 24, 2011, 12:41

      Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to get out to the park for a little while. Since the crash earlier this month even getting downstairs has been a…

    • Being Sick Sucks! by: Karma

      February 8, 2011, 14:58

      My first born is student teaching kindergarten this year, and has come down with a few nasty bugs herself from the darling little germ incubators. "It is…

    • STOP by: Karma

      February 3, 2011, 15:02

      I was watching an episode of Showtime's Shameless, when one of the ancillary characters, herself a sexually obsessed, culinary expert and agoraphobic (God's…

    • The ¿Cheating? Quiz by: Karma

      January 30, 2011, 16:28

      It's true, I think about sex more than most teen boys. Some say I have too much testosterone. But it's not always a personal story. Historic values and…

    • The One Question Life Asks by: Karma

      January 25, 2011, 15:15

      Life is always asking us one question: Will you accept me as I am? In every situation we face the present moment that is bountiful and dynamic in its flow…

    • Life Happens ... When You Aren't Looking. by: Karma

      January 19, 2011, 22:10

      My son took on an ambitious project for his film class final this semester -- an homage to Lumiere, one of the original silent film producers circa 1890's. As…

    • Walking on Egg Shells by: Karma

      January 18, 2011, 15:45

      I am sometimes mindful of the juxtaposition of my blog posts. Can I follow an upbeat celebration of the holidays with an online couples quiz about what…

    • Thoughts and Prayers for Gabby et alia by: Karma

      January 8, 2011, 20:16

      I overheard my husband and eldest talking about a shooting earlier today in Arizona. But even when I heard it was a congress woman I didn't make the connection…

    • Happy New Year by: Karma

      January 1, 2011, 12:00

      For some of us, 2010 was a year full of pain and dissappointment. We saw our savings depleted, our prospects for prospering dwindle and hope all but diminish…

    • I am such a Twit! by: Karma

      December 31, 2010, 12:39

      Every now and zen when I am in between a creative undertaking, I begin to focus on how to increase my refrigerator art visibility (or is that viability?)  And…

    • A Healing Journey by: Karma

      December 27, 2010, 12:08

      Originally part of the Take Ten Meditation series that I created in early 2000, this track is now available on Youtube as a rich auditory/visual relaxation…

    • Happy Holidays!! by: Karma

      December 18, 2010, 17:03

      How to top our Thanksgiving flash mob?  We decided to go loony toons for the holidays!!  Though if you are one of my regular blog buddies you already…

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      December 8, 2010, 10:02

      Rohatsu means December the 8th in Japanese -- if Wikipedia is correct. It is also called Bodhi Day and is said to represent the day when Guatma awakened to the…

    • Mega-pixel Manners Just in Time for the Holidaze by: Karma

      December 7, 2010, 16:16

      It's that time of year when our spending limits are ignored and our good manners go out the window. But at least we have it all on film, eh? Even your…

    • 12 Gripes of Christmas by: Karma

      December 4, 2010, 11:51

      It's not free shipping if there is a .95 handling charge! Our lowest price ever -- doesn't ring true when the slick deal forums can point to…

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      November 27, 2010, 17:04

      It's no surprise that the Parker dinner table is a bit unconventional, from the tofu turkey to the not-so-sweet bean cake treats.  Our guests often find…

    • Flight, Fright and Feast by: Karma

      November 23, 2010, 16:16

      I spend my mornings by a picture window on the fist floor of our home, working on my laptop if my body feels well enough and hanging a load or two of laundry…

    • Customer Service #5 - Pizza Delivery by: Karma

      November 9, 2010, 16:49

      At my house when we say or do something a bit down current of mainstream morals we often say "put money in the therapy jar" -- a reference that our kids…

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      November 7, 2010, 11:21

      Everyone grows up singing in the shower or lip-syncing with the hairbrush in the bathroom mirror and imagining themselves in front of a stadium crowd head…

    • How Ø to Remove a Broken Contact Lens by: Karma

      November 4, 2010, 10:15

      Why is it that we find it so hard to resist picking at a healing wound, poking our tongue at a sore on our gums, popping a zit on the side of our nose, or…

    • Reflections of the Remembering by: Karma

      November 3, 2010, 23:02

    • ɹǝʇʇǝן ʇǝןǝɹɐɔs ǝɥʇ by: Karma

      November 2, 2010, 11:16

      When I was growing up my "bad spelling" meant F's, D's and the occasionally victorious C- on the odd vocabulary test when the planets where aligned just write.…

    • A Halloween to Remember .... by: Karma

      November 1, 2010, 18:36

      Recipes for the Ogre Toes, Goat Guts Pizza And Ooey Gooey Black Death can be found here: The 30-Day Vegetarian

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      October 31, 2010, 09:31

      I am certain if I close my eyes and sit on my zafu I could come up with some wonderful Zen stories about my mother and how missing her leads me one step closer…

    • Giggles for a hard day .... by: Karma

      October 21, 2010, 13:07

      Sometimes in the moment all we can feel is our own self-loathing.  That energy vortex that tells us we are not good enough and that we will never get any…

    • Hummers in October by: Karma

      October 18, 2010, 15:11

      It was a cold and wet October morning. The air was thick with mist and the chill felt good against the flush on my face. There would be no laundry hanging…

    • It Gets Better by: Karma

      October 7, 2010, 10:21

      I bow deeply to the "It Gets Better" campaign in that keeping hope alive can be the pivot point for actual change to occur.  There are far too many clichés…

    • Beginner's Mind by: Karma

      October 1, 2010, 08:55

      I've been practicing Zazen now for maybe a dozen years.  My practice has waxed and waned, twisted and contorted into all different flavors of meditation and…

    • A One Minute (> or <) Meditation by: Karma

      September 23, 2010, 18:37

      As I experience my world in this moment, it seems that everyone is looking for answers, or perhaps on the flip side of that same coin, realizing that…

    • Beach Voyeur Sex Stories by: Karma

      September 19, 2010, 14:42

      Sunset photo by my daughter Tricia I was peering into my google analytics this weekend to see if anyone actually reads my refrigerator art (aka Not So…

    • Birds of "Pray" by: Karma

      September 18, 2010, 11:03

      I often talk about "having it all" which for me is not about more and more stuff or some temporal state of achievement but rather accepting ALL that you HAVE…

    • New Food by: Karma

      September 17, 2010, 16:39

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    • Paradise Before My Eyes by: Karma

      September 16, 2010, 18:49

      I was sitting Zazen this morning with the usual mind muck and waves of energy coming through my being.  And there was also an unusual awareness that at the…

    • Pain & Suffering by: Karma

      September 14, 2010, 13:09

      Egoic Mind: "Pain and suffering are not a two-for-one deal. "  I wrote that in my blog today and on my facebook profile.  But in this moment ... it seems…

    • Invisible Illness by: Karma

      September 14, 2010, 11:31

      I was taken aback to see my POTS peeps posts about Invisible Illness Week.  Had it been a full year since I wrote my last notes about when internal experience…

    • The Tomatoe's Teaching by: Karma

      September 12, 2010, 10:03

      I find it fun to play lightly with the notion that all of us walk softly on this planet and our interactions with each other are always full of meaning and…

    • Facebook, Family and Friends by: Karma

      September 6, 2010, 13:28

      By nature, I don't consider myself a stalker.  I'd like to believe that I respect people's privacy and that I have excellent boundaries about personal…

    • Customer "Service" #4 -- Mailorder Arrives! by: Karma

      September 2, 2010, 12:52

      It may well be time to tell the Universe to stop sending me so much wonderful material for my cartoon blog!  LMAO A dear friend told me last week that she…

    • The Hug by: Karma

      August 21, 2010, 14:31

      Many thanks to my daughter for taking this photo with me. It was exactly what was in my mind's eye. As I often say, Grace is not subtle in my Garden. …

    • Customer "Service" #3 -- The Happy Ending by: Karma

      August 20, 2010, 21:44

      When a customer "service" SNAFU has a happy ending ... you just have to give it a shout out!  Haven't seen the prequel to the mail order pharmacy saga? …

    • Gaia and The Girl: Hang out with the Breath ... by: Karma

      August 16, 2010, 15:57

      As an outgrowth of my novel In The Lila and the Gnani Chronicals that have been percolating for the last few years … I have embarked on a new category for my…

    • Customer Service #2 by: Karma

      August 15, 2010, 13:46

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    • Days of our Lives by: Karma

      August 9, 2010, 16:47

      When I was growing up I longed to be a soap opera actress.   I sometimes tease that in fact I did -- I have a mysterious illness, a dysfunctional family and a…

    • The Eye of the Needle by: Karma

      August 6, 2010, 15:55

      For the most part my mono-vision is working out very well.  I can see things at a distance and at arm’s length without a problem.  I notice that I tend to…

    • A Customer Service Comedy of Errors by: Karma

      August 4, 2010, 13:39

      Maybe my expectations are too high.  Growing up at the tail edge of the baby boomers I can still remember when all gas stations where full service; “the…

    • Refrigerator Art by: Karma

      July 29, 2010, 16:24

      With the litany of vanity press, just-in-time printers like Lulu, CreateSpace, Blurb as well as the well stocked tchotchke–marketeers such as ArtsCow or…

    • 10 Minute Silent Meditation  by: Karma

      July 26, 2010, 22:18

      I filmed three meditations on July 24th trying to get one clip that I could use to submit to the global project "Life In A Day".  But the Universe had a…

    • Lounge Lizard by: Karma

      July 16, 2010, 16:38

      Most of the little lizards in our yard are the  Western Fence Lizard, also known as the Blue Belly lizards.  It is really quite striking to sit near my…

    • What time is it? by: Karma

      July 8, 2010, 09:44

      The long days of summer have begun. I suppose it was about time perhaps, as it is the first week of July. This is the first week that my kids are working…

    • You Got Me Babe … and other Trojans that go bump in the night by: Karma

      May 13, 2010, 21:26

      As a seasoned IT professional (in a past life) I consider myself well versed in the ins and outs of malware.  I have up to date virus protection software on…

    • Missing Mother by: Karma

      May 10, 2010, 14:02

      It's the second Mother's Day to pass that I grieve the loss of my mother.  She hasn't died, to the best of my knowing.  She simply stopped calling,…

    • The Dishes' Dharma by: Karma

      May 4, 2010, 21:10

      "To my mind, the idea that doing dishes is unpleasant can occur only when you aren't doing them. Once you are standing in front of the sink with your sleeves…

    • A Mother's Tale by: Karma

      May 3, 2010, 21:05

      It was cold and gray in LA, or thereabouts on this mid-spring morning.  The sun was just starting to rise and breakthrough the early low clouds.  I slipped…

    • The Hand by: Karma

      May 2, 2010, 21:08

      Egoic Mind: Why is it that the pain brings on such feelings of fear and helplessness?  It makes me feel as if I am losing my mind. GNANI: Who is it…

    • Thoughtlessness by: Karma

      April 4, 2010, 21:38

      As I reflect this week on a litany of thoughtless things people have said that could leave lasting impressions on sticky egoic minds, I realize the deep…

    • Off The Hook by: Karma

      March 16, 2010, 20:06

      I wonder how many times people stray from their values when under the bio-chemical guise of some obsessive believed thought?   Be it terror, lust or other…

    • The Rage in the Sage by: Karma

      March 13, 2010, 17:35

      Seems last month the California Assembly passed a resolution that the first week in March would be deemed "Cuss Free Week". I heard about this little tidbit…

    • The Inquiry of the Common Cold by: Karma

      March 11, 2010, 17:00

      {Lately I find that rather than giving the egoic mind freedom to rant, it serves for deeper enquiry to just LISTEN to the inner guru and then sit in…

    • The Way is not in the Words by: Karma

      March 9, 2010, 20:01

      Words can never placate the egoic mind.  Even the right words on occasion will still set it ablaze.  Indifferent words may appear to temporarily appease, and…

    • Deeply, completely by: Karma

      March 8, 2010, 22:39

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    • Right Now You Can Awaken by: Karma

      February 26, 2010, 14:51

      Its simply not true that you have to spend years of dedicated practice, hours memorizing the precepts or decades of miserable seeking before you realize…

    • Old Man and the Sea by: Karma

      February 22, 2010, 18:07

        I had an opportunity to tell at least two friends today that everything would be okay.  I am fairly certain that neither believed me.  Which is…

    • Sending You a Gray Day by: Karma

      February 19, 2010, 16:00

      Why is it we send pictures of rainbows, sunsets and blue skies to cheer up a friend?  This morning as the gray clouds covered the sun and the barometric…

    • Prayer by: Karma

      February 5, 2010, 23:33

      My friend asked me to make a very special bread for our dinner last Saturday night.  She described a light and airy loaf that would sop up the sauce from…

    • Dragon Slayer by: Karma

      February 5, 2010, 23:22

      They say to just face your fear and you will pass through it.  Remarkable stories about people who challenged their own demons then were forever free are…

    • May your suffering be eased ... by: Karma

      January 18, 2010, 11:55

      Those of us who are ill, long for days that are unencumbered by our symptoms.  We wish for things to be easier and less symptomatic.  Sometimes we find…

    • Upekkha by: Karma

      January 16, 2010, 17:35

      I woke up this morning embroiled in a mind story on the virtue of equanimity (Upekkha). A sentient sage recently told me about his awakening while on a…

    • Hairless Friends ... by: Karma

      January 12, 2010, 17:37

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    • I AM the Cause of My Suffering by: Karma

      January 10, 2010, 17:02

      I am the cause of my suffering It feels different somehow now. There is no blame inside of that space much less anything that needs to be done. For now…

    • New Year Reflections by: Karma

      January 1, 2010, 17:07

      I woke up on the first day of this new decade filled with hope and optimism that this year was going to be amazing.  My body was at peace and my mind was…

    • The Bobcat's Bunny by: Karma

      December 18, 2009, 18:06

      As I sit down to write, the sun is pouring through the northwest window and I can hear the humming birds in the overgrown cape honeysuckle that surrounds…

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      December 8, 2009, 22:06

      It's free admission to DisneyLand on your birthday!  But I won't be venturing out to the magic kingdom ... not this year, not yet.  But perhaps once again…

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      October 28, 2009, 15:10

      "There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make…

    • Ask The Analyst by: Karma

      October 15, 2009, 15:58

      Egoic Mind: What if instead of Gnani ... I had a mental dialogue with some famous father's of modern psychology? Freud: It would be a sign of dellusional…

    • Before the Storm by: Karma

      October 13, 2009, 13:33

      It was cold in the room this morning as I slid out of bed.  I remembered the frigid chill of my adolescent Pennsylvania winters.  Back then, before I could…

    • Bring Me Your Pain by: Karma

      October 11, 2009, 14:22

      As I sit beside a sunny window with a cool autumn breeze coming through a very weathered torn screen, I glance over to my hairless girl Dalai Lama who is busy…

    • All Quiet on the Western Front by: Karma

      September 28, 2009, 18:04

      It was the summer of 75, I was almost thirteen going on 30 with two wards otherwise known as step siblings and one very hot sojourn in southern France.  My…

    • RIP by: Karma

      September 15, 2009, 16:58

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    • Your Greatness by: Karma

      September 15, 2009, 16:57

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    • Remember by: Karma

      September 15, 2009, 16:56

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    • Three Tomatoes by: Karma

      September 8, 2009, 18:57

      Despite last summer’s Horn Worm revelation I again found myself tending to tomatoes this year.  A seed from the same untended planter began to sprout --…

    • The Shift by: Karma

      September 4, 2009, 19:10

      We never seem to know what causes the thought that appears to create The Shift in a heavy story that we have carried upon our being. But we know when one…

    • The Empty Nest by: Karma

      September 3, 2009, 15:07

      At the end of the summer, the birds have all abandoned their nests and are beginning to make plans for the autumn months ahead.  A new batch of tiny lizards…

    • When Internal Experience Does Not Match External Appearance by: Karma

      September 1, 2009, 08:10

      Prompted by a flurry of heartfelt Facebook notes from my POTS peeps regarding Invisible Illness Week, I had an opportunity to look deeply into the eyes that…

    • 91° at 9:00 a.m. by: Karma

      August 27, 2009, 15:29

      Triple digits, foretasted again for today.  It’s temps like this, we begin to ponder the effects of global warming as our brains feel like they are…

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      August 26, 2009, 13:51

    • Chemichal Thoughts by: Karma

      August 22, 2009, 17:01

      My own sense of Universal Law and the Law of Attraction may be a bit different than the typical new age seeker.  Yet it doesn't really matter to me which side…

    • The Strange Charm of Quarks by: Karma

      August 21, 2009, 16:19

      While the first evidence for quarks may have been around since 1968, I certainly don’t recall the Standard Model of particle theory let alone charm…

    • On Love And Loathing by: Karma

      August 16, 2009, 14:33

      Egoic Mind: I am feeling unsettled about people speaking in judgment of me behind my back. Gnani: Have you ever done that before? Egoic Mind: Spoke…

    • Mullfullness by: Karma

      August 16, 2009, 13:18

      Egoic Mind: I had this thought ... I realize I am just spinning my wheels, but nonetheless the thought was about those off sync heart beats that I get from…

    • Strange by: Karma

      August 16, 2009, 12:26

      Goodmorning myself. This may sound a bit strange, But today is not Yesterday Part II, Nor the Prequel Tomorrow. There are no ties that Bind you to…

    • Aloneness by: Karma

      August 14, 2009, 17:20

      Somehow in a Satori moment, the Truth of non-dual teachings seems to be seen through new eyes.  Though nothing New is acquired, that which has always (in…

    • Nature's Tinnitus by: Karma

      August 2, 2009, 14:51

      Not quite in a sitting meditation near my tiny solar water garden, I was aware of the gurgles between the lily pads, the birds peeping in the tall…

    • Center Stage by: Karma

      July 29, 2009, 14:29

      Egoic Mind: The pain is coming again. Gnani: And? Egoic Mind: And with it stories about how it shouldn't be.  How I should handle it better.  Typical…

    • You're Fired by: Karma

      July 24, 2009, 15:45

      A dear friend of long standing rang me up last night.  I could hear in her voice the subtle rise in pitch that was just sharp of the general melody in the…

    • If I Were To Die by: Karma

      July 24, 2009, 15:44

      In this moment if I were to die There would be no me to feel the pain The quiet emptiness would replace the worry And the old fears and perceived failures W…

    • Of Cancer and Carpe Diem by: Karma

      July 19, 2009, 12:52

      For some, the definition of God precludes all that which is deemed vile or vicious.  But in my experience there is no thing that is not the manifestation of…

    • Ultimately There Is No Knowing by: Karma

      July 14, 2009, 13:22

      As a mother, of course I assume that I know what's best for my kids.  As a technology expert of more than two decades, I certainly know my way around a…

    • A Wing and a Prayer by: Karma

      July 12, 2009, 17:01

      Somewhere between a blog and a Zen tale, my prodigal summer continues to show me both where I am stuck as well as the interconnectedness of all that is in…

    • Holidays and Holy Daze by: Karma

      July 10, 2009, 13:57

      One by one, I watch my Facebook friend's newsfeed reports from holidays, honeymoons and high-paced adventures.  I so enjoy the mobile picture uploads that…

    • Self Appeal by: Karma

      July 1, 2009, 15:00

      I happen to be looking at the video demographics for my YouTube channel, and discovered that my target audience is women ages 45-54. Small wonder, I've…

    • Of Dragons and Dreams by: Karma

      June 30, 2009, 13:56

      For some time it has felt as if there is a great force that stands between me and the life I seek.  A fire breathing nemesis that assails upon me with…

    • Honor Thy Parents by: Karma

      June 24, 2009, 18:09

      When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at…

    • Waking From A Dream by: Karma

      June 24, 2009, 11:29

      The pain came on so strong this morning that it wove its way into the dream that was playing in my head before dawn.  In the illusion, a former co-worker and…

    • What Is That On The Floor? by: Karma

      June 15, 2009, 21:06

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    • The Crow and the Crone, Thy Will Be Done by: Karma

      June 14, 2009, 16:21

      As I saddled up in my purple wheelchair, with one pup on my lap and my other hairless buddy by my side, we noticed a mocking bird in full warrior battle…

    • The Storm by: Karma

      June 3, 2009, 15:18

      Opening my eyes in the dark made little difference as I slowly became conscious of the hairless dog that was making her way out from underneath my bedcovers. …

    • Pity Me by: Karma

      June 1, 2009, 16:26

      I remember a few years back as I was dealing with another strange new diagnosis, that I asked my husband through tear filled eyes ... "Why?!  Why is this…

    • A Meal To Remember by: Karma

      May 27, 2009, 19:25

      With all of the parades, picnics and park trips planned for the Memorial Day weekend, most of us have long since lost sight of the traditional observance or…

    • Nature's Symphony by: Karma

      May 24, 2009, 13:03

      I went for a stroll this morning with my college girl before the heat of the day would have me cooped up inside with my window unit air conditioner behind…

    • Talking Paws -- Stop Shaking The Bed!! by: Karma

      May 18, 2009, 19:52

      It was only a small reminder ... this time! Living in Southern California means sooner or later we learn that even what appears like solid rock is in…

    • Collecting more data points ... by: Karma

      May 16, 2009, 15:48

      The scientific method was hammered into every aspect of my academic studies.  I was trained to question, and avoid drawing causal conclusions based on…

    • Clean Sweep by: Karma

      May 14, 2009, 11:29

      Sometimes the little joys of life can be as small as a speck of dust that is brisked away into a pan at your feet.  It was another good day today, when my…

    • Tea with a Friend by: Karma

      May 13, 2009, 16:05

      Send as greeting card.

    • The Perfect Moment by: Karma

      May 12, 2009, 16:56

      It is no Secret, I am not a big fan of the Law of Attraction.  Despite my fondness for Ester Hicks and others who worked on the movie, for those of us with…

    • Name That Staulk! by: Karma

      May 8, 2009, 20:42

      Never discouraged by my mis-attempt at growing tomatoes last summer, I decided this spring to plant some dried pepper seeds that I had carefully collected from…

    • Getting to "I Don't Know" by: Karma

      May 2, 2009, 16:52

      From Father Knows Best to Mother Knows Sex, being in the know keeps us searching for the digital grail.  We study, memorize and measure our accumulated…

    • Relax-a-Ball by: Karma

      April 30, 2009, 20:16

      Back in my Zen-Manager days, I bought dozens of trinkets for my crew, from three minute brightly colored sand timers to remind people to keep it short at…

    • Turn on a Dime by: Karma

      April 28, 2009, 13:25

      While it may be trite to say that everything changes, it still seems to hold the deepest truth to my experience.  Perhaps my arduous efforts to hold on to…

    • Buddha or Mara? by: Karma

      April 27, 2009, 18:40

      As the tale goes Buddha overcame the illusion of Mara and touched the earth as witness in what is now a famous mudra of the enlightened one.  Left palm in the…

    • The Gridiron by: Karma

      April 24, 2009, 20:54

      What feels real during and even in the aftermath of an intense body flair is that I push away the energy with all of my available strength.  That I push and…

    • Il Dolore (the pain) by: Karma

      April 21, 2009, 13:53

      From her website: On "To Feel Go(o)d," Dr. Pert reveals that you are biologically "hardwired for bliss"-all you need to do is tap…

    • Keyhole Moments by: Karma

      April 18, 2009, 19:56

      My friend told me a story about how when we look through the keyhole of a door and see a flame before our eyes, we might believe that the world was on fire. …

    • The Programmer and the Ant by: Karma

      April 17, 2009, 15:24

      Old programmers never retire ... they just create a new routine. Hacking code was one of my favorite pass times during my high tech career. Small wonder…

    • Ants by: Karma

      April 16, 2009, 16:08

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    • Starved For Attention by: Karma

      April 15, 2009, 15:32

      A school teacher told me this morning that my child was starved for attention.  The implication made was that despite her best efforts, I was apparently…

    • The Marionette by: Karma

      April 13, 2009, 15:13

      Egoic Mind: Failed again.  Thought I could bring a new dimension to this drama trauma relapse ... but apparently this too is not in my control. Gnani:…

    • Sometimes It's Just Not Pretty by: Karma

      April 7, 2009, 13:46

      There are bad days and then there are those days that you wish it was merely bad.  How the body can turn on a dime amazes me still.  In the aftermath of a…

    • Three Sheets to the Wind by: Karma

      April 6, 2009, 13:27

      I feel bad that I can’t do more around the house. My husband takes care of everything from laundry to yard work and my contribution if any seems paltry. It…

    • Don't Go Breaking My Heart by: Karma

      April 5, 2009, 20:25

      Raising three kids between two marriages and one broken autonomic nervous system is an endless all you can eat heart break buffet.  Don't get me wrong, it's…

    • The Paper and The Tree by: Karma

      March 15, 2009, 13:41

      Egoic Mind: Lots of bad flairs.  I feel like I have to begin an enquiry with some version of the evening news... In local body news today ... there was…

    • Doggie Dreams by: Karma

      March 1, 2009, 13:40

      My quite girl Taco was sleeping at my feet on this dog day lazy afternoon.  Her hairless body was warm against my leg and I could feel every slow breath as…

    • The Big Game by: Karma

      February 26, 2009, 13:40

      Egoic Mind: Well I guess this one is a new symptom ... is that a good thing or a bad thing?  My nose feels like it has some kind of toxic chemical burn on the…

    • Circling The Drain by: Karma

      February 15, 2009, 13:39

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    • Rainy Days and Puppy Paws by: Karma

      February 1, 2009, 13:36

      It is unusual to have several days of rain in sunny southern California, but the ground all around me is saturated.  As I step on the grass in the backyard…

    • Still Holding On by: Karma

      January 20, 2009, 13:33

      I am amused by well intentioned comments about How wonderful it is that you never give up, or Isn't the story about the three legged blind dog of the terminally…

    • Déjà Vu by: Karma

      January 19, 2009, 13:30

      People are scared to empty their minds Fearing that they will be engulfed by the void What they don't realize is that their own mind is the void --Huang…

    • Still Stuck In Story by: Karma

      January 18, 2009, 13:29

      Egoic Mind: Total failure story. My heart is skipping more than it has been since last summer.  I feel like a total failure.  Why is that?  I know I can not…

    • Same Story ... Same Me by: Karma

      January 16, 2009, 13:26

      Somehow, despite knowing better there still seems to be a lingering belief that if I read enough books, attend enough internet satsangs, meditate enough on my…

    • Chide and Prejudice by: Karma

      January 15, 2009, 13:25

      When you reach a certain place of knowing your true nature, there can sometimes be less tolerance of any moment when you see yourself living small.  Before we…

    • Learing To Push Myself by: Karma

      January 11, 2009, 13:07

      I would like to say that I am getting out every day.  I am working just a little bit harder to go a little bit further.  And that all of my efforts are…

    • Remote Control by: Karma

      January 10, 2009, 13:06

      Egoic Mind: By now I would think I should be use to this.  But I'm not.  However, it does seem to help to be in inquiry.  Why is that? Gnani: When you…

    • Thankyou by: Karma

      January 9, 2009, 13:05

      It was one of those days when the unannounced waves of illness came in droves.  I found myself wanting so much to push them away, but yielding best I could in…

    • Turn The Beat Around by: Karma

      January 8, 2009, 12:59

      "...when the drummer starts beating that beat he nails that beat with the syncopated rhythm with the rat, tat, tat, tat, tat, tat on the drums..." Gloria…

    • Ceiling Fan Sutra by: Karma

      January 7, 2009, 12:54

      It was one of those nights that despite my best intentions, I became embroiled in outrage by my teen's attitude.  All day I kept repeating to myself ... He's…

    • Thr Crone's Maiden Voyage by: Karma

      January 6, 2009, 12:45

      Maiden.  Mother.  Crone.  Life is one passage followed by another portal.  Unannounced or unbidden we move silently into our new Self at each milestone…

    • Something Is Happening by: Karma

      January 4, 2009, 12:43

      Egoic Mind: Something is happening. Bowels are stirring ... energy surges in my biceps.   There are tears in my eyes.  Feels like a storm on the emotional…

    • Downsizing by: Karma

      January 1, 2009, 12:39

      From supersizing to downsizing, is it karma that swings the pendulum back after years of mindless consumption?  When I first lost my job, our investments…

    • Uup-eez by: Karma

      December 31, 2008, 12:33

      When my kids were little they use to stand at my side and scrunch their little stubby fingers closed and open repeating the mantra "Uup-eez.  Uup-eez."  I…

    • Tacky and Teflon Thoughts by: Karma

      December 30, 2008, 09:17

      When I was a kid we stayed one summer in a tiny village in southern France.  It sounds much more poetic than the heat, humidity and dysfunction of our…

    • Look Deeper by: Karma

      December 29, 2008, 09:11

      Egoic Mind: Does Source know everything that is going to happen? Gnani: Source knows everything that IS happening in this moment. Egoic Mind: But when…

    • The Contagion of Anger by: Karma

      December 26, 2008, 09:08

      Eckhart Tolle once told a story about a person who had come to see him at his home.  During the course of their conversation the individual vented and…

    • Answering The Call by: Karma

      December 15, 2008, 09:03

      As I sat in mindful meditation this morning, there was a sharp pain and surge of heat sweep over my body.  Not unusual, yet somehow perceived from a slightly…

    • Feeding Frenzy by: Karma

      December 10, 2008, 09:06

      I discovered today that the Monterey Bay Aquarium has two live feeding web casts each day!  I so enjoyed watching the scuba diver in underwater kelp cam…

    • Retreat by: Karma

      December 8, 2008, 08:43

      Being born into an Italian Catholic family, I knew that my birthday, December 8th, was a holy day in the Church.  The day of Immaculate Conception, deemed…

    • Awareness Awakes by: Karma

      December 6, 2008, 08:42

      Egoic Mind: I'm feeling out of sorts.  Left out.  Tired.  But yet, like a surge is coming on. Gnani: That's a lot going on inside the illusion of YOU…

    • Living in Illussion by: Karma

      December 5, 2008, 08:40

      When the concept occurs to you that all of your problems exist in the cuckolds of your mind, you begin to see the power for and the potential freedom from…

    • No Umbrella by: Karma

      December 3, 2008, 08:39

      Egoic Mind: It seems everywhere I turn the façade of support is fading away.  The stock market is having an all-you-can-eat with my retirement funds, my…

    • Today There Will Be ... by: Karma

      December 2, 2008, 08:35

      Today there will be Times of Joy and Sadness Moments of Pain and Ecstasy Feelings of Contentment and Misery All this and This too Push nothing away Embr…

    • Microchimerism? Chissà?  by: Karma

      December 1, 2008, 08:32

      My darling daughter sent a Thanksgiving email to all her family from Siena and in it wrote: Hello friends and family! I just wanted to send a quick Happy…

    • Google Suggests by: Karma

      November 30, 2008, 08:28

      So the stock market continues to test the integrity of my nervous system as I click on my Google Desktop icon that reports the current state of the Dow…

    • On The Wings of a Heron by: Karma

      November 26, 2008, 08:24

      For the last few weeks my heart rhythm has not been skipping nearly as much as it had been before. I know this because it started skipping again today!  It…

    • One Smart Dog by: Karma

      November 21, 2008, 08:22

      So I am watching a documentary on the migration habits of the Northern Flicker ... ok, it was Banned Sex Commercials in the UK on YouTube ... and there is a…

    • The Cosmic Coin by: Karma

      November 20, 2008, 08:18

      In Advaita we are taught that there is no authorship ... no do-er, as it were.  Things happen, because other things happen, because there are an infinite…

    • You Are Not The Author by: Karma

      November 18, 2008, 08:17

      Egoic Mind: I felt like I had been doing better then yesterday WHAM.  The facial burning, the rushes of energy surges, the urges to call the ER, everything…

    • Seeking to be Seen by: Karma

      November 15, 2008, 08:11

      I can't help but glimpse my likeness on a reflective surface that I pass by.  Often I am surprised, as the image I see does not match the picture in my mind's…

    • Gotta Find It! by: Karma

      November 10, 2008, 08:10

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    • Recipe for Disaster by: Karma

      November 1, 2008, 08:01

      HOW TO MAKE A MESS OF EVERYTHING (Serves 3 but there's enough to go around for second helpings) INGREDIENTS: Chronically Ill Overstressed Wife Unrem…

    • Blame It On Neptune by: Karma

      October 28, 2008, 07:54

      Blame it on Neptune and the way the cosmos move Tell it to the full moon you have nothing to prove This is all there is But you won't see that with your…

    • What's Up Doc? by: Karma

      October 20, 2008, 07:50

      My Holter Test results came back yesterday.  Twenty-one faxed pages of technical acronyms that read more like spy code than medical analysis.  In my own…

    • Angry Eyes by: Karma

      October 16, 2008, 07:46

      As we walk this spiritual path, sooner or later we come to a point where we are face to face with the raw emotion of anger.   Sometimes we are angry at the…

    • Watching The Show by: Karma

      October 15, 2008, 07:45

      Egoic Mind: I hurt!  Everything seems to be against me: the pharmacy; the doctor's office; the insurance; not to mention the teenager!  Whatever am I suppose…

    • Inbetween Siddhartha and the Buddha by: Karma

      October 11, 2008, 07:41

      My dear friend who still works at the place I spent my entire career before the disability, said that one of my co-workers mentioned to her yesterday that he…

    • What Is It That Is Aware? by: Karma

      October 9, 2008, 07:37

      Huddled in front of an open window with a cool breeze gently lifting the fine hairs of my cheek, I stared out into our backyard and wondered if I would ever…

    • Nature's Radio Station by: Karma

      October 7, 2008, 20:32

      As I was sitting in my study this morning propped up on some pillows beside an open window, I could feel the occasional breeze and smell of a freshly mowed…

    • Xerox Copy by: Karma

      October 5, 2008, 20:26

      Flip Horizontal Lighten 50%

    • The Ties That Bind Us by: Karma

      October 3, 2008, 20:19

      In his book, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, author Steven Hayes uses a metaphor about Aunt Ida to explain…

    • The Perfect Moment by: Karma

      September 30, 2008, 19:54

      Egoic Mind: Why is it so hard to see progress in my healing?  While outwardly it looks like progress is being made, although infinitesimally small, yet I…

    • Vivien Leigh and the Horn Worm by: Karma

      September 26, 2008, 19:50

      In our attempt to hold on to the illusion of control in our lives, we make plans and execute strategies in order to achieve conceptual goals.  The fear of…

    • The Wheel of Samsara by: Karma

      September 25, 2008, 19:48

      Egoic Mind: Fear is still present.  I fall asleep with it lingering in the annals of my mind and my eyes open in the morning with visions of fear permeating…

    • Let Sleeping Cats Lie by: Karma

      September 24, 2008, 19:15

      Hey!  You asleep?  Pssst.   You still sleepin' with the sun comin' up? HEY!!!  You got one of those prisms on your tummy.  You still…

    • The Sock Puppet by: Karma

      September 21, 2008, 20:29

      There are "easy" days and then there are the get on your knees and pray this is not another one of "those" days.  The pain-filled, adrenaline surging, hot…

    • Toothless Wonder by: Karma

      September 19, 2008, 20:24

      In our family learning Insight from our four legged friends is common practice.  My mother's favorite sage has long been her beloved Bliss, a Sheppard mix she…

    • Know Me ... No Me by: Karma

      September 15, 2008, 20:14

      The extent of my own Christianity was my baptismal as an infant into the Catholic Church.  Only once after did I sit in a pew and that was some two decades…

    • The Lesson of the Prism by: Karma

      August 28, 2008, 20:11

      Shortly after my eyes opened to the glow of the new sun coming over the mountains, my mind went deep into story.  In an instant I was engaged in a silent…

    • See An Enemy by: Karma

      August 21, 2008, 20:07

      All the great super heroes had at least one master nemesis.  Growing up in front of the television I learned from cartoons that evil was always lurking…

    • The Nature of Pain by: Karma

      August 20, 2008, 20:05

      EGOIC MIND: I feel like I was lead astray yesterday ... first there was this "awareness" that there are spots (places? perspectives?) that I could move to that…

    • No Time Left by: Karma

      August 18, 2008, 20:01

      Egoic Mind: I'm not getting better.  There's not enough time.  The Doctor is checking for cancer and other tumors.  My life is a mess.  I'm ruining…

    • They're HEEEEERE! by: Karma

      June 9, 2008, 19:53

      You hear something? Ya, but I'm way too tired to bark. You go check it out. What do you see? THEY'RE HEEEERE!!!

    • Cement Seagulls by: Karma

      May 30, 2008, 19:46

      In Southern California you expect to see a flock of seagulls at the shoreline, but it always puzzles me to find a group of gulls hours inland on the asphalt…

    • Faces of God by: Karma

      May 23, 2008, 19:26

      Egoic Mind: Once again, I failed to surrender.  Yesterday I called the paramedics when the pain became overwhelming and I felt I had no strength to take care…

    • The Granite Stone by: Karma

      May 23, 2008, 18:29

      At the back of the quarry there was a tall massive piece of granite that stood apart from the other rocks and earth.  Because of its unique stature and place…

    • Show Me A Sign by: Karma

      May 19, 2008, 18:19

      In my mid-life crisis in the middle of summer it is hard to see progress in the condition of my failing body and fear filled mind.  There seem to be so many…

    • Trying To Figure It Out by: Karma

      May 15, 2008, 18:16

      EGOIC MIND: I know not what to say.  Last week my body/mind experienced a horrid flare.  My mind tells me it was the worse flare I have ever suffered and…

    • Pneuma by: Karma

      May 13, 2008, 16:40

      After a week of intense trigeminal nerve pain episodes lasting from 30 minutes to 7 hours at an attack, the last two days has brought intensity to the energy…

    • Bedcover Energy Ambush by: Karma

      May 1, 2008, 16:38

      Well it happened again, I'm not sure why I still get surprised but I do.  I went upstairs after dinner to lay down and process some excess energy that was…

    • The Party Line by: Karma

      April 30, 2008, 16:37

      So I get this call from my EX at 8:00 o'clock this morning.  When you are no longer employed outside the home, 8:00 a.m. seems like the dead of night even if…

    • The Midnight Sun by: Karma

      April 29, 2008, 16:36

      EGOIC MIND: I feel a deep urge (rut) to go to the hospital and insist they "figure this out" ... my thyroid, my glucose, I have no idea but the flares seem to…

    • Wiggle Room by: Karma

      April 28, 2008, 16:23

      Can I sleep on your tail?  The floor is cold and you have the only sun spot in the room? Ya know pal, this isn't really working for me my foot is…

    • The Art of Tearing Into a Dog Toy by: Karma

      April 23, 2008, 16:17

      The following step-by-step DYI was transmitted to me by my dear Dalai as we sat on the couch together enjoying a "quiet" morning moment. Step One: Select a…

    • Clearing an Accidental Trauma by: Karma

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1 Comment

  1. bulletfmv
    April 2, 2009    

    This is a great story. Good Work

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