Why So Many Dilemmas Right Now?

Unlike almost any other time in recent history we are facing a host of mind-boggling and gut-wrenching dilemmas. Every day forces some impossible collective or individual action, some choice between equally horrific consequences no matter what action we take. Someone has to decide whether or not to treat an Ebola patient; and then someone has […]

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Choice III: Keeping At It

If one single thing distinguishes this new millennium in my mind, it will be the active and fully conscious exercise of choice. It is only the intensity of choice that can break the oppositional pull of dualism, provide the synthesis between contradictions, handle, if never entirely eliminate dilemmas, and move the human spirit to the […]

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The Color of Music

Recently a colleague came to dinner. The conversation was East Coast heady covering decades of experience, emotion, and intellectual understanding. We laughed, traded professional and bawdy stories, discovered surprise. All was going along quite well until a question shot out like a bolt from the blue… “Why did you stop singing, Helen?” my musically savvy […]

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Are We There Yet? On the Record in October 2001

The following was written on the 19th of October, 2001. Somehow this intuitive insight posted on my old website seems as relevant today asĀ  it may have seemed over thirteen years ago immediately following the collapse of the World Trade Towers. Since 2001 we have experienced Banda Aceh, Fukushima, chemical and biological warfare in the […]

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