Category Archives: Meditations

They’re working me to life!

When I arrive, the surgery waiting room already has a sprinkling of families and friends anxiously waiting to visit their loved ones who have been escorted by nurses to the Pre-Op room beginning at 6 am.  By 7 am, I … Continue reading

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RAVing about thriving

A glorious sun rose above the early morning mist as I arrived for yet another happy day of working as a volunteer in Kaiser Permanente’s state-of-the-art San Diego Medical Center,* which is celebrating its first birthday this month on April … Continue reading

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Spring flowers – 2017

After record breaking winter rains, a deep snow pack, and a horrible political winter, our California flowers surged forth reminding us that life triumphs death and that there is still hope and time to nourish each other and our planet.  … Continue reading

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Japanese Friendship Garden: Oasis of serenity

Located in the heart of San Diego’s Balboa Park, the Japanese Friendship Garden is an oasis of serenity amidst a bustling city and its freeways.  Per the “Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego Visitor Guide,” this garden is named “San-Kei-En,” … Continue reading

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A Peruvian Apple Cactus interlude

(Updated August 20, 2015) We were surprised to see a flower bud because just two months earlier we had placed Peruvian Apple Cactus cuttings into large planters filled with a homemade cactus planting mix containing potting soil, coir, perlite and … Continue reading

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A pitahaya summer interlude

(Updated July 25, 2015) It began with the waxing of the Full Buck Moon.* It was almost like praying. Our White-fleshed pitahaya, Hylocereus undatus, began to send a bud towards the heavens as it did last August under the Full … Continue reading

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A night-blooming interlude

Magic energy seemed to be in the cool night air on the eve of summer solstice as our night-blooming cereus opened its flower buds… Revealing its stamens and stigma… Six blooms opened at the same time… Adding grace, beauty, and … Continue reading

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