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The Individual and the Collective

The Individual and the Collective

  Forty years ago in 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected to be the president of the United States. This marked a sort-of consolidation of power by neoconservative forces in America, which is something that, more-or-less, remains with the country since. On his...

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Isolation and Connection

Isolation and Connection

A couple hundred years ago, the central valley of California was lush with life. It would be hard to find another place on the planet that was so teeming with life. It was a beautiful place to settle and thrive. The gold rush of the 1850s in California drew a lot of...

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Health for Humanity

Health for Humanity

  About a thousand years ago, a new approach to yoga was developed. This person, a yogi, whose name is mostly associated with it is Matsyendra. This name may be familiar to some of you because his name was used for naming a very famous yoga posture,...

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Do Not Despair

Do Not Despair

A couple weeks ago, Claire sent me a link to an article, as she sometimes does. This article contained a graph that showed over the last 120 years of the frequency of what are called “Deaths of Despair.” [Graph shown below.] “Deaths of Despair” are the combination of...

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Climate Change: Meeting Our Planetary Crisis

Climate Change: Meeting Our Planetary Crisis

“Humanity should unite in concerted care for the ecosystem upon which we all depend. Around the world Latin America and Asia have a much greater concern about climate change than does North America or China. We should remain vigilant in watching those vested interests who would sow the seeds of confusion in order to preserve their economic supremacy.”

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Climate Change:  Action In Service to Our Planet and its Ecosystem

Climate Change: Action In Service to Our Planet and its Ecosystem

“I don’t remember a summer like this. It has been in the 90’s (30’s Celsius) every day for the past month. That, and the Ohio humidity, make working in the garden enjoyable only in the early morning and evening this July. The heat has been oppressive. But today I am hoping that we will be blessed with an afternoon thunderstorm that will extinguish the heat and provide a good show of nature’s pyrotechnics: thunder and lightning.”

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