The Pocket Blog

Given the rapidly growing awareness of the crisis our Earth home is in, I am sharing an essay I wrote after riding out Hurricane Sandy. It is more relevant than ever.

It’s catching up with us. The planet has had itself a good cry. That release of energy imbala...

February 7, 2019

Love is a verb.

You were expecting more?  That's it.

Go do love.

December 24, 2018

We need to think of the world as our classroom, and we need to begin learning in it together.

Is it any wonder why we are where we are? Humanity itself is facing an existential crisis, our very existence wavering on the edge.

We've gone from working towards a sustainabil...

November 20, 2018

I was surprised the supermarket was not more crowded for mid-morning the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Nevertheless, I was in my usual state of hurriedness and was glad to have checked off everything on my list as I headed to the cashier. Just as I was about to capitali...

October 29, 2018

People Day

I love school! At school, we paint pretty pictures and sing silly songs and play with big wooden blocks. We eat yummy snacks and play with our class bunny and celebrate birthdays. I love school!

Except today I was not so happy about school. I didn’t have much...

August 3, 2018

Human beings can have a tendency to overthink. And this tendency can reveal itself in moments of stress, discomfort, and struggle. In these moments, we may be inclined towards not being in the moment, because it is too difficult, or perhaps too painful. So we “check ou...

March 6, 2018

Today, everyone in the world - and that means EVERY HUMAN BEING, EVERYWHERE - put down your harsh words, your accusations, your judgement, your tools of destruction, and take a step back. Now breathe. I mean really breathe. Take in a breath and savor the oxygen that en...

September 28, 2017

This morning, while unlocking my front door after returning home from an errand, I heard the sound of something making its way down my street. Someone on a bike? A car? Obvious possibilities though it sounded like none of these. I turned to look, and saw that it was le...

September 11, 2017

In memory of the victims of hate 16 years ago today.

In honor of our selfless heroes. 

With hope for our world and our future.

The historic, epic storm named Harvey was unfathomable. Its scope, size, behavior, strength…we have seen nothing like it.

Until Irma, that is. On...

January 17, 2017

The human eye - its health and its function - has shaped my family, my work, and my view of the world. So I find myself wondering what the world would be like if we were all colorblind. 


 

How we could grow to be our best selves if we would overlook the skin d...

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