What did YOU want to be when you grew up?  All kids have dreams about what they want to do and be.  Mine were, let’s say, a little unusual.  Some of them actually came true.  By now, in fact, most of them have — including some of the things I said (as a child) that […]

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Here is the USA, it’s Independence Day.  4th of July.  A national holiday. In every community across the land, public gatherings and celebrations provide opportunities for citizens and visitors alike to acknowledge what makes the USA great — its freedoms, liberty, and more and more, its diversity and open society.  Yes we have problems here.  […]

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In our neighborhood, we have a very talented mockingbird.   Its songs are very clever and indeed fool many a neighborhood cat in search of food.  It even fooled me and  our dog a few times, with its “UPS truck brakes” song — I went to the door thinking the brown truck had pulled up to […]

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In the USA, fireworks are everywhere around the 4th of July — even in places where private individuals aren’t supposed to have any.  Somehow, people manage to find them — and set them off, sometimes safely and sometimes not.   The problem for pet owners is that sometimes their dog or cat totally freaks out […]

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Since sometime in February, when the new Chinese and Tibetan astrological calendars came into play, we were advised that we are in a Water Snake Year.  Among other things, that was supposed to mean that we get the energy of being “fluid and flexible” — just as water is and just as snakes are. For […]

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When the Muse Beckons

I don’t know about you, but the start of a new month is always an inspiration for me.  It’s like a fresh page in the journal.  A field of fresh snow, unbroken by footfall of either man nor beast.  The dawn of a new day.  Any day can inspire me, but the beginnings are somehow […]

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Hi there! I’m writing a book, called Bringing Heaven Home: Shifting to a Soul-Based Operating System.  Because everyone is curious as to what it’s about, I wanted to gather some basic data that we can use to get the widest possible view of how people currently function in their lives, and how far away you […]

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This article is Part Fifteen of a 15-Part Article on How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter.  This is the final installment, and the conclusion to the story of Old Guy.  It’s been quite a journey!   You can read previous installmentss in this series here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, […]

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This article is Part Fourteen of a 15-Part Article on How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter.  Since this is the first time we’d made a shelter, it’s perfect for newbies.  You can read previous installments in this series here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six, Part Seven, Part […]

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This article is Part Thirteen of a 15-Article on How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter.  Since this is the first time we’d made a shelter, it’s perfect for newbies.  You can read previous installments in this series here, to see how we reached the final stage where we can put the shelter in place […]

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