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2020 Hindsight as 2021 Foresight

Since 2004 I have worked at the Multnomah County Health Department as a coordinator/planner/convener/ responder for healthcare system emergency preparedness. Our partners represent hospitals, public health, emergency management, EMS, clinics,…

Halloween’s Cosmic Origins

Astronomers are realizing that 20-30,000 years ago a massive comet entered our solar system. When it began disintegrating, it created the Taurid meteor showers. Our earth passed through these annually (and still does) roughly between the end…

Happy New Year! Beyond Wishes and Hopes for 2017

Welcome to a New Year! Alongside the excitement for a fresh start, I feel grateful as I review the past year reflected in my journals, dreams, and calendars. When I recall my intentions, goals, and desires, I see that what I was most clear about,…

Winter Holidays: Unwrap Yourself!

The sacredness of the Winter Holidays is deeply embedded in our collective consciousness. We feel the interior pull this time of year, even if our beliefs, rituals, or traditions have evolved. We sense and seek a 'something more' behind it…