Thursday, December 30, 2010

how can a child help her family grow?

I ask this question from the perspective of a bred and born lifelong loyal but extremely frustrated US Catholic.
When does a church behave like a dysfunctional and codependent family and how can we help ourselves grow out of it?

Try - ?

1: behavior modification therapy

2: mindfulness meditation training (my choice)

3: put the whole family in jail (what does that really accomplish?)

4: deny there is anything wrong - after all, Jesus said "forgive them - they know not what they do"

5: defend them - they are doing the best they can.

6: start a massive emotional intelligence education program for everybody involved. (cool!)

7: nothing. God is in control. (I'm not trusting that answer anymore - that smells like abusive manipulation.)

and of course learn to see the face of God in everyone involved. (the most important transformation anyone can have - in my heartfelt and I hope truly humble experience)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

adversarial approach to life

Why do we need an adversarial approach to those things in life that we don't understand or are afraid of?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Fire of creation's re.creation

Happy Birthday to my favorite sacred activist!!!!!

May You continue to challenge and inspire us. May we listen.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


I sit
looking out the window

doing nothing
being nothing
seeing nothing
saying nothing

Isn't nothing spectacular?
Isn't nothing, is....

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

lines written during a funeral

benign perfection


lost in the preparation of aging.

snow bonnets

This is a new style for me -- at least using thicker yarn and garter stitch. Gives the hat more body and still retains warmth. (I tested one in a snowstorm). I'm not so sure of the name though. It does look to me like a sun bonnet - but maybe to be more bonnet-like it should be slouchier in the back. Stay tuned.....

Monday, December 20, 2010

hat designs and questions to the universe

I'm new at this blogging thing but I have always wanted to be able to ask many more questions than anyone around me has the ears (or patience) to hear. So- I combine the fact that I need a blog to help promote my small business of knitting warm hats with my vocation of asking questions.