In Curatio Veritas - Attention Matters
- Seattle, Washington,
- July 09
- Current events, the past, healing, growing, weaving the art of life and reason. Because one blog just isn't enough.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Emanate calm… As least bad
October 10, 2014 03:37AM
- Speaking of Courage....
October 04, 2014 01:43PM
- Speak to us of Courage - OC
October 04, 2014 12:53AM
- Look down. Keep quiet. Shut
up. Be still.
October 01, 2014 05:33AM
- Untold Stories
September 27, 2014 09:22PM
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about incorporating and
October 11, 2014 02:54PM
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October 11, 2014 02:07PM
- “So true, so real, and so
graceful. Yes, home is a
place to be, for so
October 11, 2014 02:03PM
- “You’d have better
luck getting the Palin family
October 10, 2014 08:54PM
- “I am very appreciative
to have this place,neglected
landlords but not
October 10, 2014 02:59PM
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“Ring the bells that
still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in. “
In those first years after the rape, I had fulfilled the most common statistics.
Within weeks I had to stop seeing my male friends who… Read full post »
Speaking of Courage…
I find people to be courageous in ways they do not see.
The courage to speak up here, for instance. To show up to the page honestly is courageous.
To let other people read what you’re about, how you’re doing – these things are… Read full post »
I appreciate the comments about my being courageous or brave, and it’s got me thinking of an Open Call I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences:
How have you been courageous? Where have you been brave?
Not a theoretical question, but an earnest one.
Everyone has an intellect… Read full post »
At the hospital they tended to X first, since the guy has hit her with the butt of his gun and she was bruised on her face. She hadn’t actually taken her clothes off as they had ordered so she looked more disheveled that I did.
Her fear had… Read full post »
(Sensitivity alert – date-rape experience.)
I have a long standing WTF with football.
I grew up in Texas where football is a religion, carrying a gun, on steroids.
My first sexual experience was with a golden haired captain of the junior football team.
In the summer of 1982, after the rape, I did what I knew to do. I went to the library to do research, and in time I found a therapist.
The books available at the library were few. One or two on how to go to… Read full post »
Forty five years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldren stepped on the moon.
In 1969 the US was deeply divided about the Viet Nam war, race relations were tense, and we were in a cold war with Russia.
I remember hearing and seeing pictures of breadlines and empty… Read full post »
My higher self used to manage to get hints and clues to me by putting these crazy messages in my mouth where I’d have to hear them.
This came through in early sobriety in 1991 in Culver City and the Studio Group meeting.
“Grant me the serenity… Read full post »
Many years ago I was social tired and city weary and I had been away from home too long. I was homesick and soul sick, but could not go back. All I could hope for was that in going forward I would find my place, or at least a place to… Read full post »
Hello my OS friends -
I am beginning to work on my book again and appreciate being able to post things here to "see how they sound." Thank you for reading and your constructive comments are appreciated.
I hear this phrase from banks and other ads, and in conversation… Read full post »
Just like “in the olden days” of unconscionable behavior, old white men, drunk with power (and booze) and so used to being untouchable, unaccountable for their actions they rape and pillage and do not see what the problem is, these treasonous beasts have brought down the Federal Governmen… Read full post »
To be – serious, and not to be – serious; that is the question.
I grew up in serious times in a house of people who were serious about making changes in the government and laws in this country. The world had serious problems and it would take serious people to… Read full post »
A few years ago I discovered that there is a Naturalization Ceremony on the 4th of July at the Seattle Center.
I went there to see Obama's first inauguration. When President Obama was elected, I was so overjoyed – not only a decent man and great speaker, but an idealist who… Read full post »
When I was young I tried and tried
To be the things my mother wanted of me.
I tried and tried to square up my roundedness
To fit into the straight lines and right angles in every way.
Mom saw my struggle and related.
She’d… Read full post »
Lately I have been imagining a lot of horrible things. In my mind’s eye I see pictures of torture, abuse, injustices done upon my body as well as others. It can be sudden and very disturbing for my body.
At different times in my life I have gone through periods where… Read full post »
One out of 10 people over the age of 12 are on antidepressants, but that’s not a problem to national security. It’s a personal problem, not a systemic one.
7 out of 10 of Americans are on prescription drugs, but there’s no problem with that either.
80% of processed… Read full post »
A child understands her parents in relationship to her.
In the beginning they are the things that make life possible. She cries and they feed her. She’s wet, and they change her. The child understands the parents in relationship to her being, as if when they are not in her… Read full post »
1969 was my first year in public school. It was quite an achievement to get to leave the Catholic school I had been in since first grade. Seven years of the same people in my classes and in the small school. The same kids, the same families from 1st to 8th… Read full post »
That pregnancy itself was like being possessed. I quit smoking, partly due to the shame and grief I got from people, including Tim. He'd hoped I'd have an abortion, but the church of Nice Guy kept that at bay and of course “it's a woman's right to chose.”… Read full post »
In 1991 I bought a Journal. One of those large, over-sized, old fashioned Journals that they used to use for accountancy, only this one had graph paper pages. I really liked the pale blue square boxes all over the pages. I thought the symmetry would be good for me since I'd… Read full post »
The Christmas Present
For some folks thinking about what they’ll do for Christmas is pre-planning problem solving, for others it is recreational Visioning. It has defiantly become recreational Visioning for me. We’ve had the first sleet of the change of season tonight so this is a natura… Read full post »
Kahlil Gibran says in The Prophet – “pain is the breaking of the shell of your understanding.”
Imagine watching a chick hatch out of its egg. The chick has a little thorn on its beak to help it crack its way out of the shell. It is… Read full post »
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more
painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I used to twist and shou… Read full post »
“Stand still! I can’t pin this with you fidgeting around so much! If you’d stand still I could get done with this and you could go play!”
I don’t want to stand still. It’s boring to just stand still! I hate it when she decides to make me new… Read full post »
A life-work should not be
easy. Simple maybe but hard.
A life-work that is worthy will take time and space, it will
inform you and shape you in your struggle to bring it into
being. Your life-work will, like grace, cut away at what is
not essential, while illuminating what/… Read full post »
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