Self-Awareness Through Fiction – Guest Post by Naomi West

  Hey, beautiful souls! I’d like to introduce you to a childhood friend, teacher, animal lover, and writer, Naomi West. As kids, we were tossed together by circumstance and found a blessed if brief friendship. Recently, she inspired me with some comments on Facebook, and has graciously agreed to share them with you here. A …

Quote of the Week – Life Without Liberty

    Life Without Liberty Call it “soul”, “spirit”, “spark”, or “consciousness” – that thing which drives you, that keeps you moving and growing and living. Life without liberty quickly extinguishes the outer drive, the determination to reach a goal, and the need to learn and make choices for yourself. Each time the foundation of …

I’m Sorry I Didn’t Really See You – Social Anxiety Self-Awareness

  “I Watched… But I Didn’t See You”   Dear Friend, I had arranged to meet you in the parking lot of the building where your children take various artsy lessons. You’re an artisan yourself, and I was meeting you to pick up and pay for a piece I’d ordered. We’re both on Facebook. It …

This Land’s Not Your Land, This Land’s Not My Land – Government Attacks Farm in Oregon

Woody Guthrie got it wrong. This land is government land, and they don’t care what the deed says.   Azure Standard Azure Standard is a USDA Certified Organic Farm in Oregon. They are a large farm, one of the most prolific in the area of organic and non-GMO foods, and they are under literal threat …

Life Through No Lens

    Facebook post: “My daughter was in a pageant. It was unexpected and out of the norm for her, and she did really well!” Facebook Comments: “I want pics!” “Do you have video of her performance?” “Can we see her dress?” Reply: “Um, gimme a little bit. I know Ben got some nice shots, so when …