The medicine wheel is a well-known symbol.
European Americans, not native people, gave the medicine wheel its name. Each native nation has their own name for this symbol. The image is sacred and so is their name for it, so they keep that name secret.
Each indigenous group represents the…
Today or tomorrow, depending on which calendar you use, the most important nine-night festival of the Goddess takes place in Hinduism around the world. In each season, people celebrate Navarati. MahaNavaratri, starting October 7 this year, happens at the beginning of winter, rainy season, in India.
Thus people wear colorful…
Lower middle-class parents from Jersey
Father in the Army Air Corps
Stationed in Montgomery — -
That’s Alabama, not New Jersey —
And mother, pregnant with me,
Still up north, not liking it,
Not liking being so far away,
Decided to join him.
Patriotic Harriet Thomas
Mistress then of Thomas House,
Yesterday we had a discussion about the difference between happiness and joy. Happiness can depend on a present condition or event that comes and will go. Joy doesn’t start, end, or depend on circumstances. Some say it is a quality of God. …
Redwood, teach me to stand straight.
Teach me to grow another
To support me when I lean
And envision, from root and cones
A community, a grove, of several more.
I don’t remember my first fascination,
Lover of beautiful wood that I am:
Columns establishing foggy majesty,
Above a red brown needle floor,
One year after a woman’s last period, we consider her post-menopausal.
Women can have hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, depression, vaginal dryness, and loss of libido. Bones lose density. The chance of fracture increases.
To prevent severe weakness and breaks, women took hormone replacement therapy until science realized that HRT…
The 2020 World Happiness Report tells us that the happiest people are those who value relationships with others most highly, more than income, status, and possessions. Inequality of well-being is more important than income inequality. A trusting social environment raises the happiness level of those in distress.
The report includes…
I’ve worked in prison outreach for twenty years. Shaunta Grimes encouraged me to write about it and, more recently, to produce a nonfiction book sharing the experience. Can’t Wait to Change: D.I.Y. Rehabilitation, the result, reached number 1 in biography/autobiography short reads on Amazon Kindle. …