Living and Learning in Amritapuri, India: December 1-4, 2016 — Living, Learning and Letting Go – re-blog Thank you karuna for sharing the peace of this special place on earth with the rest of us.

Surrounded in Beauty Amma’s ashram is located on a peninsula between the the Arabian Sea and the backwaters. The view from my room is of the backwaters. The photo above is of the Arabian Sea, which is a five minute walk from my flat. A Fascinating View of Construction When I returned to my room […]…

Really? 118 Unfinished Drafts? Yup…

Well, I get a good idea. I start to write about it and then my inner critic goes to work on me, blasting me with … “It lacks transitions” or “What’s the point you’re trying to make here, Gerry?”  or “Who cares about that anyway? I start to edit. I know, I shouldn’t edit until…

Open Letter To Disheartened Sanders Supporters

From: Gerry Straatemeier, Co-Founder of the Progressive Caucus of the Arizona Democratic Party and a retired State Committeewoman. First, CONGRATULATIONS to Senator Sanders and to all my Bernie friends! What an awesome campaign! A powerful, refreshing, breath of fresh air! Even if you feel angry and disheartened after Hillary was nominated despite everything Bernie did…