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Theoretical metaphysicist by night, reluctant guru by day. I blog a little, read a lot, transpose thought energy to word, and hope for understanding. I like a good laugh, kittehs, coffee and sleeping in.

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Open Heart, Open Eyes: Death and Your Parents

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 10:56am 2 Comments

My friend's father is having open heart surgery today.  A week ago, he had a routine hip replacement.  A good surgery, followed by lots of little heart attacks, followed by the diagnostics... Yeah, your valve replacement has to happen now, oh, and, you will also need a triple bypass.  She is holding it in, holding on, holding up and not letting it out.  Last year she was in the ER with cardiac stuff herselt.  Anxiety, they said, or maybe GERD.  I think it is worse than that.  I think it is…


101 Reasons to Fail

Posted on April 7, 2013 at 3:50pm 1 Comment

I am feeling at my edge these days. I sometimes have to have an interview with myself in my head, doctor/patient, and think of the critical questions I would ask someone in front of me. What can I do to change the situation I am in? If something isn't working, what do I do to either make it work or to stop trying to make it work? My job involves me listening to others tell me of their woes, their troubles, their battles, their failures. I ask questions, I prod and direct, they respond with new… Continue

Death, Resurrection and the Harddrive, an Easter Sunday Story

Posted on March 31, 2013 at 1:35pm 3 Comments

Thursday was the last day I saw my "computer" as I knew her.  My friend, travel companion, ally, workpartner, buddy and communication portal.  We were sitting and talking earlier in the day, I wrote up a light handout for a patient, printed it off and a little clicking sound began.  Almost like a stroke, she clicked and wirred and didn't move a muscle.  I put her away for resting, and tried again later.  No dice. 

John removed the drive, put it in cryogenic storage (freezer) for a few…


Stop being prey! Predators, prey, victims and non violence

Posted on March 2, 2013 at 2:00pm 11 Comments

It's been an interesting week all around, but one that has me reflecting on the meaning of being a victim, a survivor, and just choosing away from that. 

On one side, I have a friend who is an Aikido practitioner.  We had a great chat about one of his projects, which is teaching conflict resolution and non-violent communication through implementing Aikido instruction in the school system.  Like putting yoga in school, the philosophy of non-violence is bringing mindfulness to the…


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At 7:20am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks for being my Friend...Is Gardenia J on this site???  I am just trying to catch up with so many people and am glad to have Our Salon up and running!

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