Monday, July 2, 2018

Affen Zirkus "Monkey Business" in Germany

For a  long time I had trouble to get uninterrupted connection  to German radio WDR while keeping my phone in my pocket. To stay in close touch with the German "Dichter und Denker " world  and world politics I recently learned that wi-fi travels around head level in the most efficient way.
Now I can clean, garden, change bedding, wash windows and get furious about politics all at the same time while my phone is securely  ducktaped onto my bicycle helmet.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Today I am One Year Old and New

Inconceivable Horror I could have been LOST a year ago. Quote by Pope.
Photo by Pope March 2017

The entire past year I lived exactly as if I would die any moment, only more intensified from the version I already decided November 9, 2009.  Now I finally feel that I have the permission to do what I want, say what I want, believe what I want and hopefully bring others closer to their fulfillment and dreams. "Live life with Urgency", says Thoreau in Walden. February 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm when my enlightenment struck I slipped into mostly white clothing, few exceptions are granted.

Living the unconventional life is worth it, no matter how hard it sometimes seems.

Sigi you might want to send the photo of the car now, if you still have it. I am ready to release it into the world.
Photo by Dylan, Mother's Day in the Berkeley Art Museum 5/14/2017

I have contacted the man who saved my life and hope to hear back from him.

Today it is my First Birthday of surviving my car crash.

Love to all,

Friday, March 17, 2017

Teenager Responses Positively to Meditation

 Our daughter is a sophomore in high school. Every morning I get up at the crack of dawn to have her breakfast ready in the car, including water, floss and a toothbrush.

Her lunch I pack into her backpack along with change for the bus. We always get to school in plenty of time.
However ,when we get to school, my biggest stress starts after we have arrived in front of the school when she refuses to get out of the car until shortly before the bell rings.  Often this results in her being tardy. I feel confronted with an emotion that is referred to as ANGER. When I start encouraging her to get out which often results in a scream,  she retorts:  "This is not how you treat a child!"  She calmly continues that if I want her to get out of the car, I need to calm down, say my request politely, and excuse myself for my behavior.

A few days back during a meditation, a thought entered my mind which I decided might be a solution to the above.  So this morning I brought my ZAFU meditation cushion.

When we got to school we had our regular lovely chat and when I felt that she needed to get out of the car, instead of telling her to get out, I said:" DylanGrace,  today I brought my meditation cushion and I will take that cushion and sit in the truck-bed and start meditating in front of all driving parents and students until you decide to go to class".

She just smiled, waved and jumped out of the car: "Bye, bye Mom".

Saturday, February 25, 2017

A Killing in Kansas

I mourn the senseless, ignorant and tragic killing of Mr Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer who worked at GARMIN, a satellite GPS device company in Kansas.

 In solidarity I tie a ribbon around my watch.

Mr President I hope you are wearing a belt wide enough to carve a notch for each victim of your negative and spiteful rhetoric which brings out the worst in the ignorant populous of this country.

Thinking of America makes me ill. When will you come for me ?

Monday, January 30, 2017

Three Phone numbers we as Californians should call every day

Senator Feinstein 202 224-3841
Senator Harris 202 224-3553
Representative Lee 202 2252661 510763-0370

Please call Senator Feinstein and Senator Harris and Representative Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee see below her numbers. The others I will get soon.

Main Offices

1301 Clay Street, Ste. 1000-N
Oakland, CA 94612
P: (510) 763-0370
F: (510) 763-6538

M–F: 9 am – 5 pm (PST)
Washington, DC
2267 Rayburn House
Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
P: (202) 225-2661
F: (202) 225-9817

M–F: 9 am – 5:30 pm (EST)

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Which first 30 Republicans Senators might defy T ? With phone numbers

Susan Collins ME, 207 622-8414
Dean Heller NV,  775 686-5770
John McCain AZ, 928 445-0833
Cory Gardener COLO, 719 543-1324
Rob Portman  Ohio, 513 684-3265
Lisa Murkowski AK, 907 271-3735
Jeff Flake AZ, 520 575-8633
Lindsey Graham SC, 864 250-1417
Michael Lee UT, 919 715-2525
Pat Toomey, PA 814 453-3010
Rand Paul, KY 502 890-4868
Marco Rubio, FL 904 398-8586
Dan Sullivan, AK 907 456-0261
Shelley Capito, WV 304 347-5372
Mike Rounds, SD 202 224-5842
Ted Cruz, TX 512 916-5834
John Boozman, AR 202 224-4843
John Thune, SD 605 225-8823
Thom Tillis NC, 202 224-6342
Orrin Hatch, UT 202 224-5251
Roy Blunt, MO 816 471-7141
John Kennedy, LA ? call me
Ben Sasse, NE 202 224-4224
Pat Roberts, KS 202 224-4774
Mitch McConnell, KY 202 224-2541
Thad Cochran, MS 202 224-6253
John Cornyn, TX 202 224-2934
Chuck Grassley, IA 515 288-1145
Johnny Isakson, GA 202 224-3543
Ron Johnson, WI 608 310-2270