Tag Archives: Mental Health

A More Common Flower at Solstice

Somehow it’s already the Summer Solstice (in the northern hemisphere), when traditions prompt us to celebrate midsummer‘s fertility with festivals and bonfires. Earth’s rotational axis on this day tilts at its greatest incline toward the star that it orbits – … Continue reading

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“Obshii Yazik” – a Common Language

I recently returned to Russian-language study after a long hiatus during which I was focusing on writing. The process has been a shock, discovering how much one can forget, even in a few short months. Newly lost to me were … Continue reading

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Following Saturn

Last week, amazingly, a clear night in San Francisco! Using our poor-quality telescope on the landing between our apartment and little back office, my husband B. and I searched for Saturn for weeks, but due to clouds, fog, and occasional … Continue reading

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The healing power of nature

May is Mental Health Month. How is it more than half over already? Before it’s too late, I want to write about my mother, who’s been schizophrenic all my life. Her brain disease first seriously manifested itself during childbirth, and … Continue reading

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