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Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Speak Before It's Too Late

First they came for Muslims, and I didn't speak because I wasn't Muslim. Then they came for Blacks and Latinx, and I didn't speak because I wasn't Black or Latina. Then they came for LBGTQ... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Global Warming, Marketing, and Zen Cats

I recently watched a video of economic predictions for 2020. A compendium of stats flashed by with rah-rah audio and snazzy visuals. It was very much less than convincing.   The video assumes... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

If We Are An Organ In Earth's Body

According to the Gaia theory, the earth is becoming a coherent individual, so I can't help wondering about humanity's function in earth's body. Discover what we do best and you will discover w... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Human Population Growth: Earth's Push Back Time

Humans are entering the top of our population growth curve.   Partly because some of us have chosen to limit births, but also because, for the very first time in human history, earth is limiti... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Pitch Wars Bio

Pitch Wars is an amazing, fun, (and sometimes anxiety fraught) writing contest run by Brenda Drake. But it is more than a contest; it is a community--for both the mentee hopefulls and the mentors. ... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

When Compassion and Biology Collide

With a flash of annoyance, I drove up behind a car stopped in the middle of a suburban street. Then I noticed that facing me was another car in the opposite lane. Between the two cars a mom duck wa... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Rilke and Unemployment

I didn't get another job I wanted. If someone had taken all my greatest passions and all my skills, then designed a matching position, this one would have been it. But no. I knew within two days... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Ready or Not in the Land of the Dying

I was sure he'd have died by now. He was sliding fast last spring. I hoped he'd see his birthday in late June, but was positive he'd be gone by August. Positive. Come his birthday, and he... [read more]

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Living with Strangers

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Death Practice

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Dying in Peace

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Grief, Joy, Rest

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Ordinary Light

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Pain Gain?

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

The Fast Track Outta Here

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Giver or Taker: Whose Generosity Is It Anyway?

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

More on Fear & Gratitude

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Fear and Gratitude

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Back to School Simply?

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Stuck in Trauma Thinking

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Simplicity is a Struggle-some Dance

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Road Rage Teacher

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

No Need to Fear Being Dead

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

Reflections on the Wisconsin Uprising

Wandering Monk, Reluctant Gyrovague

The Necessity of Hunger