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

Oakland
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

1
Susan Collins ME, 207 622-8414
2
Dean Heller NV,  775 686-5770
3
John McCain AZ, 928 445-0833
4
Cory Gardener COLO, 719 543-1324
5
Rob Portman  Ohio, 513 684-3265
6
Lisa Murkowski AK, 907 271-3735
7
Jeff Flake AZ, 520 575-8633
8
Lindsey Graham SC, 864 250-1417
9
Michael Lee UT, 919 715-2525
10
Pat Toomey, PA 814 453-3010
11
Rand Paul, KY 502 890-4868
12
Marco Rubio, FL 904 398-8586
13
Dan Sullivan, AK 907 456-0261
14
Shelley Capito, WV 304 347-5372
15
Mike Rounds, SD 202 224-5842
16
Ted Cruz, TX 512 916-5834
17
John Boozman, AR 202 224-4843
18
John Thune, SD 605 225-8823
19
Thom Tillis NC, 202 224-6342
20
Orrin Hatch, UT 202 224-5251
21
Roy Blunt, MO 816 471-7141
22
John Kennedy, LA ? call me
23
Ben Sasse, NE 202 224-4224
24
Pat Roberts, KS 202 224-4774
25
Mitch McConnell, KY 202 224-2541
26
Thad Cochran, MS 202 224-6253
27
John Cornyn, TX 202 224-2934
28
Chuck Grassley, IA 515 288-1145
29
Johnny Isakson, GA 202 224-3543
30
Ron Johnson, WI 608 310-2270

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Da steh ich nun....

....ich armer Tor. Und bin so klug als wie zuvor.

J.W. von Goethe