Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spoonful by spoonful

Calling myself a weekend Buddhist seems to fit. I’m afraid to stray too far from my Indian upbringing. And I’m afraid to commit to a single way of knowing. Truth is, my spiritual upbringing was obscure: difficult to discern. Advertisements

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Pass the fat, bring the science

A new study on fat and heart-health is bringing out the worst in journalism. Open up the New York Times or turn on CBS news and you’ll see a meaty burger loaded with cheese, bacon and a fried egg. The … Continue reading

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How to be a lady, Oscar Wilde style

I owe a debt to Oscar Wilde in my transformation to being a lady. The term lady is heavy with meaning. As children my sisters and I were encouraged to be ladies. When we got rambunctious or rude our mum … Continue reading

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When viewers panic

The FCC—the Federal Communications Commission—says it will fine media production companies $1.9 million dollars for airing a movie trailer last year for the film Olympus has Fallen. I just caught a news report announcing the FCC said the trailer broadcasts … Continue reading

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Return the bones

You would probably get upset if someone wanted to remove your grandparents’ bones from their graves and put the skeletons on display in a museum. That’s a no-brainer. So it’s no surprise that Native American tribes have tried to protect … Continue reading

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Practicing invisibility

I’m practicing my invisibility. Working with coyote—who hides objects from me when I need them the most—lets me meddle in indigenous ways.   Once I asked my friend Ann, who has aged so gracefully that 60 seemed a minor blemish, … Continue reading

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