BURSTING THE BUBBLE, LETTING IN LIGHT

by Mary M We are all children of the same Mother–our flesh is hers; it returns to her–and sometimes she reminds us. In the sobering events of the last days, we have watched images of her power. As the tsunami burst across the northern coastlands of Japan, we saw her...

THE OLD VIRTUES

by Mary M In a discussion of religion, my friend says, “We have the teachings of Buddha and Christ and Mohammad. And we have those who say they follow these great teachings. What I want to know is, do they really?” “No,” he suddenly, forcefully answers his own...

CHANGING TIME

by Mary M. The New York Times today reports that the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has changed time. Essentially, the quake altered the weight distributed around the axis of the Earth’s spin, altering the Earth wobble and thereby shortening a day by 1.8 millionths...

WHAT YOU SEE IS NOT ALL

by Mary M. Perception is a funny thing. Study people walking past you and you see, well, people. But REALLY? Study birds flying by at lightning speeds in the gathering energies of spring and you see, well, birds. But REALLY? Are we what we see think we see? Anatomy...

COURTING HOPE

by Mary M. “When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into...