Sunday, February 21, 2010

Globe Stats

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Violent Death comes in all Forms and there is no distinction between human or animal when it comes to spiritual beings.

My love of my life, Belle the Saint Bernard was shot in her own yard and left to die alone. She was paralyzed by the shot to her spine and she suffered until the loss of blood drained her life's energy.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chief Dan George

"My People's Memory
Reaches into the
Beginning of All Things"

"I am a chief, but my power to make war
is gone, and the only weapon left to me
is speech. It is only with tongue and speech
that I can fight my people's war."

Oh Great Spirit! Give me back the courage
of the olden Chiefs. Let me wrestle with
my surroundings. Let me once again,
live in harmony with my environment.
Let me humbly accept this new culture
and through it rise up and go on. Like
the thunderbird of old, I shall rise again
out of the sea; I shall grab the instruments
of the white man's success -- his
education, his skills. With these new tools
I shall build my race into the proudest
segment of your society. I shall see our
young braves and our chiefs sitting in
the houses of law and government, ruling
and being ruled by the knowledge and
freedom of our great land.


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Love, Forgiveness and Quantum Entanglement, OHHH MY!

Finding a Way to Fit

When there's a drug addict in the family, whether it is a child or parent, everyone suffers. Often the addiction is so crippling that family members suffer as much as the addict from its effects. Support groups are provided for addicts in recovery; so too are there support groups for their family members.

Addiction is an obsession in that the addict's entire life becomes focused on getting more of the drug. In the same way, family members of the addict become obsessed with the addict: Will he come home tonight? Will he get violent? Will he go into work? Will he lose his job? Will we lose the house?

Family members tend to adapt their personas in an attempt to handle the dysfunction that the addict has created. The caretaker or enabler, for example, makes it possible for the addict to keep functioning in addiction. He may give the addict money, provide a home and food, bail the addict out of jail and in general provide a safety that the addict can depend on no matter how violent, irresponsible or hurtful the behavior.

The caretaker role is just one example. Others include the hero, who makes sure that everything appears to be fine to outsiders, the jester who tries to make light of the situation, the ghost who never comments or makes his needs known. Family members of addicts become so focused on the addict's problems that they often lose themselves along the way.