Dharmajam's Blog

Am I A Grinch?
December 17, 2010, 10:05 pm
Filed under: Mothering / Parenting

Ugh. I have such a love hate relationship with the idea of peace and relaxation.  On the one hand, I feel absolutely compelled to seek it out, like, *sigh* and “ah, wouldn’t it be just lovely to have an indoor pool and sauna aaaaaallllllll to myself? NO ONE ELSE IS ALLLLLOUD (misspelled on purpose) TO USE IT!  Oh the quiet there would be so enticing, so settled.

And then, on the other hand, (my revolutionary hand), it feels like I am fighting some deep conditioning in favor of dead quiet mascarading as peace and relaxation. This pinko hand feels that it is just plain grinchy to desire such a greedy luxury. In the immortal words of Dr. Seuss in How The Grinch Stole Christmas,

For, tomorrow, he knew… all the Who girls and boys would wake bright and early. They’d rush for their toys! And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! That’s one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!

Well, it all probably comes back to just a simple fact: I don’t make enough time for taking care of myself…. still.  Day after day goes by without trying to find a babysitter… I’m locked in to this giving too much till I’m all gived out, and it needs to stop.


Face to face with human trafficking.
December 15, 2010, 10:32 pm
Filed under: Human Trafficking

Today I came face to face with a person who had every hair on my head telling me she was in deep suffering and probably being pimped against her will.  I am about to start combing the pictures of runaways and abducted girls.

Her pimp was standing pretty close, about 20 feet away trying to look uninvolved, but I gave her a slice of pizza, some bread, and two dollars. I told her about Father Joe’s place down the street where she could have shelter and food. She said she hadn’t known about it. I hope that man did not hear me give this information and that the resource may give this girl a possible way to escape.  I wish I had done more.

I hope I see her again and am able to ask her more about her situation.