Down to Earth

Down to Earth
Last night at the Earth Day open mic in our Thumbnail Theater, Karen Guzak read us a letter attributed to Chief Sealth Suquamish Tribe, who become known as Chief Seattle. “The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the...

Art & Children

Art & Children
I will always be by your side even if you can't see me I will always be in your heart even if you can't feel me Listen in the wind and you will hear my whispers and feel my hand Stand tall, Stand strong, and your strength will guide you...

Being an Immigrant

Being an Immigrant
Grey Hound Station, NYC 1981 My lips were parched, headache splitting my head. I have been traveling for over 24 hrs without sleep. The sea of welcome signs held by the crowd at JFK – endless. Despite any logic, my eyes were searching for my name. No, there was nobody that...

My New Year's Wish

My New Year's Wish
I usually plan the business and evaluate new projects for the upcoming year. New Year is a great time for that - the old is closed out, all is possible again. Even the world peace and climate improvement.But this year is a bit different for me. I am looking for...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Gratitude opens the door. At 3 am when my mind wakes me up racing away to problems and worries, it saves me to give thanks for my sons growing up as wonderful, passionate beings even if facing their own challenges.I am grateful for my family, for a simple fact that...

Wear a safetypin. And mean it.

Wear a safetypin. And mean it.
A little humble safety pin is stirring controversy and I am glad. Putting a safetypin on your sweater became a simple, humble way of showing those around you that you are a “safe person”. That they don’t have to be afraid of you, even if they look different, have different...

None of us are getting out of here alive

None of us are getting out of here alive
"Note to Self: None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Eat the delicious food. Walk in the sunshine. Jump in the ocean. Say the truth that you’re carrying in your heart like hidden treasure. Be silly. Be kind. Be weird. There’s no time...

Formaldehyde and You

Formaldehyde and You
I promised you more information about health issues from my modest totally non-medical but practical view. Every day I get a phone calls or emails concerned about toxins in the clothing, looking for better choices. Personally, I believe it’s insane to live in one of the richest countries in the...

My Father Loved Nature

My Father Loved Nature
My father LOVED Nature. He would marveled at insects, at beauty of the woods, richness of soil. Dad tried to help and heal the hurt he encountered – home was often a makeshift hospital to a bird with broken wing or squirrel in trouble. His love extended to children -...