Little 1 – Heartbeats Mix


2015 March 15: added Milena’s sonogram of Kinich’s heartbeat in her womb, and little Sophia greeting me at the end. Also, added a gentle, subtle beat (kick, snare, two rides). And finally got around to transcribing the monologue, which was inspired by hearing the thrush of little Kinich’s developing heartbeat, and upon which the whole […]

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Margin of Excellence Award!


This morning, I had just started BTS 161 class when some people started filing in through the door: Linda Walker with some balloons, my boss Suzanne, and a few others I knew… At first, I thought some people needed to make an announcement, but then I saw BC President Dave Rule, and I thought I […]

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The Interplay of “Sight,” “Sound,” and “Spirit”


Interesting to compare the number of times that the words “sight,” “sound,” and “spirit” appear in published English-language books over the centuries. They’re all pretty tight until 1800, when “spirit” jumped way ahead, peaking around 1850. In contrast, for the entire 19th century, “sight” and “sound” held steadily together, until 1900, when instances of “sight” […]

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Seth’s Blog: The perfect crime


Another sign that Big Money has gone too far, and that corporations are too powerful. Originally, corporations were granted charters for two years, and could only be renewed if they could prove they were doing the public good. As Seth Godin says here, business for the sake of short-term profit, with no accountability to the […]

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The Third Letter


Little Mama is dying. I wrote her some letters, and Milena told me she read them to her, and that she told everyone to make plans to go to Ft Worth for the big art opening in December. That makes me happy, to know that she wants to go. That project was a big one […]

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Tamara Cortez’ Flow Notes: Gifts of a Truly Compassionate & Loving Healer


Tamara Jo Cortez’ new book, Flow Notes (E-book version reviewed, available at Balboa Press or Amazon) may at first glance seem a sweet, simple collection of positive affirmations. However, while her notes do positively affirm my oft-disturbed spirit and give rise to smiles in the same way as do sweet and simple post-it notes on […]

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