Friend or Foe?
Weeding season is here! Otherwise known as gardening season. The local gardening Facebook group is loaded with posts that begin with a photo of some green thing or some six legged thing; "Friend or foe?" ,"How do I get rid of this?", "It's driving me crazy, it's everywhere!", "Do I actually have to dig it up? Can someone please come and take it away?" The garden is a metaphor for life, unfolding in real time. Actually it is life, unfolding in real time! Making judgements is o
When sweeping just sweep
My favorite chapter in Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children is 'what can I do about all the housework'. What indeed. Housework is very loaded. There are gender issues, class issues, how is the house this messy issues. It has traditionally been done by women and has not been valued much. These days, cleaning the house is viewed as anti-feminist oppression and the waste of an educated mind. That's one perspective, anyway. It has been mine a lot of the time. Napthali raises th