Author Archives: Shirley

About Shirley

Edge-walker, ethicurean, herbalist wannabe, idealist, introvert, ivory tower escapee, geek, granola gal, nature nut, pronoiac, scanner/renaissance soul, spiritual nomad, teacher, wayfinder, and world citizen who is weaving her passions for knowledge (learning & teaching), technological tools, the natural world, empowering people & communities, and everyday miracles & beauty into a curious life.

Discovery, Discernment, and Deepening

2012 shall be my year of discovering my voice and more ways to offer my gifts to the world. A year of discovering better ways to care for myself. A year of discovering more joy and more love. 2012 shall … Continue reading

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I am __________. You are _________.

Liberal or Conservative. . .Wealthy  or Poor. . Labor or Management . . .  Sunni or Shiite . . Straight or Gay. . . Male or Female . . .Us or Them Labels can unite. Labels  can divide. Labels can  link us to social … Continue reading

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Non-goals and new beginnings

The last part of 2010 and all of 2011 were about major transitions in my life. The result is that my life is headed in a new and fascinating direction and this blog will play an important part in that … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

As my network of friends and experiences has grown, I have become aware of the wonderful cornucopia of reasons to celebrate the things that really matter. Many of those reasons cluster in the coming weeks. When I use the phrase … Continue reading

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Guilty as charged

Me curious?  Well let’s see curious can be defined as: eager to learn or know; inquisitive arousing or exciting speculation, interest, or attention through being inexplicable or highly unusual; odd; strange: a curious sort of person; a curious scene. Archaic … Continue reading

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Power to the People

I am thrilled to see more and more people standing up to say ENOUGH! Enough to greed and to profit mattering more than the planet and justice. Enough to sitting by and merely complaining. Enough to growing inequality. But marching, … Continue reading

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Saying Enough

I am thrilled to see more and more people standing up to say ENOUGH! Enough to greed and to profit mattering more than the planet and justice. Enough to sitting by and merely complaining. Enough to growing inequality. But marching, … Continue reading

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the end of a chapter

A slightly different version of this post was originally posted on http://pomegranateveils.com/. Two days ago, I resigned from my job in Kabul. It wasn’t the security concerns, the third world conditions, or the health risks associated; though each of these has … Continue reading

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Regarding the explosion in Kabul: I am okay

This post was originally posted on http://pomegranateveils.com/. I am okay. Evidently sometime around midnight there was either a rocket attack or an explosion in Kabul. Seems to have first been reported as explosion and now being reported as a rocket. Nothing … Continue reading

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I am still alive and still in Kabul

Posted originally on http://www.pomegranateveils.com I don’t have a post of any substance to make but wanted to say that I am still alive and still in Kabul for those of you who keep track of me here. I have been … Continue reading

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