I spent a long time trying to find my center until I looked closely one night & found it had wheels & moved easily in the slightest breeze, so now I spend less time sitting & more time sailing. –Brian Andreas   Since the twentieth century (the so-called modern and then post-modern age), we have […]

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January 5th, 2014 by Wanda


This is poison soup to kill the bad witches she said. How can you tell the difference? I asked. O, good witches are very polite & say no thank you. Bad witches just die. –Brian Andreas   So bad witches are greedy. True enough. And maybe the good witches are a bit more perceptive? And […]

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January 2nd, 2014 by Wanda

The Law and Irrational Behavior

This is a post about how my husband’s ex-wife is irrational, but not unreasonable and only sometimes illogical, and how this helps her to get away with everything short of murder. Yes, these are the kinds of distinctions I enjoy spending time thinking about and which are holding me above water while we wait for rescue. […]

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November 17th, 2013 by Wanda

A Shout-out to All Witches

So, here’s a belated Halloween shout-out to all witches. I have over the past few years gained a new appreciation for all women in various times and places who have been called witches, or the equivalent thereof, because they had a particular skill set others envied, were smart, maybe clever or wise, or, heaven forbid, […]

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November 4th, 2013 by Wanda

My Family and the Root of Loving-kindness

It’s really very simple, but not at all common. As I stood in the midst of aunts and uncles, cousins and their children, my parents, a great uncle, and my grandparents, it struck me how imminently kind my family is. Ranging in age from 2 to 90, we live in different parts of the country, […]

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October 30th, 2013 by Wanda

Justice Compassion Justice: The Dalai Lama and a Little Bit of Durga

This has been a strange couple of weeks–last week’s visit to hear the Dalai Lama speak sandwiched between two courtroom appearances–although the Dalai Lama is less like lunchmeat and more like some kind of exquisite ice cream holding together two chocolate wafers. What a quirky little man. And yet, he is a force. The more […]

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October 13th, 2013 by Wanda


Sometimes justice comes in the form of not losing. It can be more gratifying than you think. When you wait for a hearing to happen for a year and a half, and your opponent doesn’t come away with what they want, it’s a win. At the end of the summer, we took the kids and […]

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October 1st, 2013 by Wanda

Radioactive: A New Way to Be

From the first time I heard it, I liked Imagine Dragon’s “Radioactive.” It’s no surprise that the song is popping up as the theme song of all things tough, including football teams and television shows like “Defiance.” I’m waking up to ash and dust I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust I’m breathing […]

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September 7th, 2013 by Wanda

Yoga Cat

Yoga Cat Yoga cat lounges in her favorite parking space, catfully disdainful, of course. But there is “cat pose” so why the attitude?   Okay, we don’t do it as much as we do down-dog, shoulder blades squeezing, hips to the ceiling push your thighs back. . .   But we do do “cat pose,” […]

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September 7th, 2013 by Wanda

The Interminable Law Suit: Will It Ever Be Over?

We all know that lawsuits, like house renovations, drag on outrageously long, causing the parties involved financial and emotional distress. But I have reached a point where I truly do not understand why this has not been resolved. When I do not understand something, I seek the wisdom of others. I have exhausted the conventional […]

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August 23rd, 2013 by Wanda