An important article to read if you live in the Pacific Northwest

denial (2)http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one

I’m not the only one who knows too many people who inhabit their lives wearing blindfolds, or live with their ‘head in the sand’ attitudes in the state of ‘wishing’, the county of ‘regretting’, self-locked in the prison of ‘shame’ and ‘blame’.

It is time to abandon these places, and willingly look at what is in order to plan accordingly and accept responsiblity for what may be. Yes, catastrophic loss can happen without warning, but so often there is advance notice of potential challenges like the one I’m addressing here.

How might our lives change if we responded appropriately when presented with knowledge of such potential?

Politics has me rethinking ‘Integrity’

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 My recent trip to the East Coast of the US was mentally exhausting due in part to the media constantly nattering about what seems utterly un-newsworthy. The worst of it was the presidential election over a year away. Weary of the overexposure to this unreal realm, I bought a new book and turned off the television for the duration.

Upon reflection, what I found stunning was how the ‘players’, a few gargantuan egos — Continue reading Politics has me rethinking ‘Integrity’

Black and Blue: Bruises to my heart, brain and spirit


For years friends, individuals who long ago stopped watching mainstream news, have asked why I daily wade into the turbulent waters of media, sometimes more than once a day. From my perspective the answer was simple: If your commitment is to make a positive difference in the world it helps to know what in the world is going on. Continue reading Black and Blue: Bruises to my heart, brain and spirit