Out in the Open

These things I hold to be self-evident:

  • Humans have trashed/are trashing Planet Earth within an inch of its/our Life… the air, water, food, earth itself now so filled with toxins, all are now carcinogenic (that is to say, cancer-causing)
  • The inevitable extinction of our species is now surely (relatively) imminent
  • This imminent extinction – that we have brought upon ourselves – is not a fit topic for “cocktail conversation,” as they say – rather, it’s the hugest “elephant in the room,” surely, there ever was!

But it doesn’t matter! Because all that matters to most of us, apparently, is


Me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me-me &


  • wants
  • needs
  • wishes
  • dreams
  • plans
  • desires
  • social media presence
  • salary
  • beliefs
  • choices
  • devices
  • religion
  • power
  • bank account
  • endless "selfies"


“There is not a problem with the system. The system is the problem.” – Source unknown


The insanity is ramped so high now

the toxins (psychic, material & political) so numerous & ubiquitous

(the lies, distortions & cognitive dissonance also)

one’s own sanity seems to be becoming ever more tenuous

ever more challenging to hold onto…


But only if one is actually paying attention to all the Big Dramas

playing out all around us!

If one is oblivious to all that...

(no easy task, being oblivious to such mega-doses of Insanity…)


All is well!

(Well, I don't really believe that. I believe we can all feel it, at some visceral level, however much we may affect obliviousness.)

& really, all IS well.

All is well for me, at any rate

In this moment

... as I write these words


The sun shining soooo gloriously

It’s positively dazzling here, by the lake

The sky blue blue blue


Plenty of birdsong all around me

& I’ve spotted several cardinals on my shoreline walk this morning.


Gratitude, fortunately, is a bottomless well!

An ever-renewable resource … as it were.


& thank Goddess for that!


& for walking

Walking STILL saves my ass…



p.s. so far, anyway, We. Are. Still. Here!

Unplug from the Drama.jpg


if you can.......

& let us be mindful of the situations of others, so very very very many others whose situations are not easy or comfortable or safe

& remain, always, charitably generous.