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How Las Vegas Changed My Life

  That’s a lie.  The actual title of this blog is: Las Vegas— Heaven for Reducers, Hell for Augmenters. And what really changed my life was learning about the Augmenter-Reducer Index in the 60’s. Although I would like to know what happened to the … Continue reading

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Suzuki Roshi, James Joyce, Richard Brautigan, a cow and Stravinsky

Is it possible that losing your mind is a very zen thing to do? I find the thought comforting. I order a new copy of Suzuki Roshi’s  obscure, perplexing, illuminating book, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. I know I used to … Continue reading

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Zombies and Vampires and Consumers— the state of the (American) world

  Zombies and vampires—they just keep coming—in movies, books and on TV shows. Why?  I want to know why so many people want to watch shows or read stories about flesh-eating zombies and blood-sucking vampires. “Flesh-eating” and “blood-sucking.” A clue. … Continue reading

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My First Psychic

  MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE PEOPLE, Part 2 My First Psychic — excerpted from my unpublished memoir, How I Became a Psychic— and learned to survive the completely gorgeous insanity of this place It’s 1970 and I’m going to see Eya Yellin, … Continue reading

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TINA TURNER and KRISHNAMURTI

  Let’s start with Krishnamurti— Krishnamurti was once thought by many thousands of people to be the World Teacher, meaning the reincarnation of Christ, until one day he announced to his startled followers that everyone was wrong, and he wasn’t … Continue reading

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ALOHA OLD and HAPPY NEW!

Our daughter April and Granddaughter Yashi were here for ten days at Christmas and we spent most of one day going through old photos… what fun we were having, how good we looked (and why didn’t we know it at … Continue reading

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Achieve Spontaneously

“This is where they buried the crystal,” Ann says. I’m walking around our property with an old friend. . . she lived here before we bought Buddha-Buddha and she’s filling me in on the history of the place, telling me … Continue reading

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Good Days and Bad Days. . . and Mercury Retrograde

Good Days and Bad Days. . . and Mercury retrograde Last night I dream I’m driving my 1955 Morris Mini through miles and miles of crowded streets in England. I need to get to London to do something— I’m lost. I … Continue reading

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Sex, Death, Religion and CELEBRATION!

SEX, DEATH, RELIGION and CELEBRATION. . . . My friend, Kate, was mugged and raped in the vestibule of her New York City condo— then shot in the heart. The doorman was off that day. She’s an heiress from a wealthy … Continue reading

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Pure of Spirit, Dirty of Mind

The mirror where I put on my make-up jumps off the kitchen shelf. No one touched it. The shelf is exactly the right height for me and the light from the kitchen dormer window is good. My makeup is in … Continue reading

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