News: When is enough, enough?

What is their definition of “dangerous”? How many murders does it take? How many sick homeless people does it take? How much sadness does it take … for the system to finally change? How My Crazy Father Actually Lost His Mind – NY Times “We’re protecting civil liberties at the expense of health and safety,”…

News: The Dud Avocado – pp. 198 & 199

“A girl of your sophisticated tastes … ” he used to say to me all the time. It’s so unfair. How I hate that word. It means shallow and superficial and God knows there’s no one in the world who’s more a slave to her passions than I am. Complicated, or rather what the French…

News: The Dud Avocado – p. 93

I’m a real phony, one of those half-baked hot-house plants we’re growing nowadays, instead of the honest-to-God two-fisted women we should be, and, neurotic that I am, I shrink like mad from the criminal type. If anyone comes at me with a club, I duck, brother, I duck. And then I run. So I was…

News: Just Kids – p. 256

The artist seeks contact with his intuitive sense of the gods, but in order to create his work, he cannot stay in this seductive and incorporeal realm. He must return to the material world in order to do his work. It’s the artist’s responsibility to balance mystical communication and the labor of creation. – Patti…

News: Just Kids – p. 105

I was wearing a long rayon navy dress with white polka dots and a straw hat, my East of Eden outfit. At the table to my left, Janis Joplin was holding court with her band. To my far right were Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane, along with members of Country Joe and the Fish….

News: Just Kids – p. 104

Yet you could feel a vibration in the air, a sense of hastening. It had started with the moon, inaccessible poem that it was. Now men had walked upon it, rubber treads on a pearl of the gods. Perhaps it was an awareness of time passing, the last summer of the decade. Sometimes I just…

News: Missing Our Old Habits – Daily Om – May 14, 2012

  May 14, 2012 Missing Our Old Habits Enduring Discomfortby Madisyn Taylor  Sometimes when we break a habit or addiction we find ourselves missing it like a dear friend. Whenever we make the effort to free ourselves of an addiction or a habit we no longer need, we are often surprised to find ourselves missing the…

News: Remembering the Moment – Daily Om – May 1, 2012

Enjoying Life Remembering the Moment It is only in the present moment that we experience being alive. Life, in all of its fullness, is happening right now. While our thoughts are sometimes elsewhere, beautiful opportunities and moments are being passed over and lost to the flow of time. And though we cannot possibly fully experience…

News: How Happy Are You?

Now that our Gross National Happiness level is the big question in the news, everyone is pondering, “How happy are we?” Wanna find out? Take the Happiness survey here.