Monthly Archives: April 2011

A Daily Meditation courtesy of Sogyal Rinpoche

by cheri block I’m reading The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. In the early chapters, he reminds us to meditate and shares his methods. First, he asks you to bring your mind home. Then, you are … Continue reading

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Shall I be Demeter or Athena or a Muse?

by cheri block I had lunch with my daughter yesterday. She had big news for me. “Thanks to you,” she said, “Noah wants a Greek myths themed birthday part next month.  Look what you have started,” she said. Noah is … Continue reading

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Stairway to Heaven

by cheri block Today, on my walk up the road, this old overgrown stairway caught my eye. And then, this stately oak, waiting for her dress to arrive. Then, a bank of bay trees, hunkering down on the ridge for … Continue reading

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Dear Big Brother Jerry Brown

April 4, 2011 Dear Governor Jerry Brown, I write to express my outrage at the amount of the fine I received for turning right on a red light without coming to a complete stop at Mission Boulevard and Mohave Drive. … Continue reading

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A Jewel in the San Joaquin Valley

by cheri block The Central Valley of California, known to most around the this country as America’s Breadbasket, has, in places, a distinct smell. In the San Joaquin Valley, a fertile tract east of my hometown, the large tires of … Continue reading

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