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Archive for the ‘Passings’ Category

May
2011
2
Killing Osama: Our joy reflects how afraid we really were

Killing Osama: Our joy reflects how afraid we really were

As much of the world celebrates the killing of Osama Bin Laden, we need to ask ourselves what effect this will really have on the reality of terrorism. BY DAVID RICKEY — Yes, Bin Laden was a very evil individual who masterminded much and mentored many. However, his death will stop neither the consciousness that ...
Mar
2011
6
Dad's farewell: Kindness and a dose of Lucy

Dad’s farewell: Kindness and a dose of Lucy

Joy shows through how we live, and living includes sitting with the dying. BY DANIEL WOO – When I was in elementary school, my grandfather remarried a few years after my grandmother died.  His new wife had a young daughter, Lorraine, from an earlier marriage. Lorraine had a rare childhood terminal disease. My parents told ...
Dec
2010
30
Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Spiritual Surf: Post-holiday desolation edition

Isabelle Caro passes, all is not as it seems with Hugh Heffner’s lasses, our leaders call us a ‘nation of wussies.’ Take down the tree. Clear up the dishes. Toss out the empty bottles. The holidays are over. There’s a lot of spiritual pain in the world. So if you’re feeling lost in life’s desolation ...
Nov
2010
29
Spiritual Surf: Prince Andrew, Leslie Nielsen, unemployment extension

Spiritual Surf: Prince Andrew, Leslie Nielsen, unemployment extension

Leaked cables betray royal ranter; actor Leslie Nielsen passes on; and unemployment extensions are in play in Washington D.C. Prince Andrew mouths off: this dude could (very theoretically) be the titular head of the Church of England? Leslie Nielson is gone, but not forgotten: watch the ultimate straight-man’s best lines. Unemployment...
Jun
2010
25
Michael Jackson: May he be reincarnated

Michael Jackson: May he be reincarnated

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Soul’s Code columnists, spiritual teachers and readers share their insights about the King of Pop’s passage SOUL’S CODE — When the Indian “hugging saint”, Amma, perhaps the most-loved person on the planet, enters an ashram or a hall or a tent in her world travels, all rise. Her presence is so...
Aug
2009
26
The Kennedys and the Jacksons: Two families in search of peace

The Kennedys and the Jacksons: Two families in search of peace

Superstar clans that have lived with trauma and scandal look to bury the past in very different ways. BY PAUL KAIHLA — Grief is a very private affair. But this week, it’s going very public for the loved ones of Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy. May they rest in peace —  and for the rest of ...
Jul
2009
26
A Kennedy death that offers a healing opportunity

A Kennedy death that offers a healing opportunity

Despite his transgressions,  Edward Kennedy was a model of grace and forgiveness. His legacy outshone Chappaquidick and the shadows cast by assassins Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan BY PAUL KAIHLA — In our anxious world the news of a Kennedy death has an archetypal effect: shock and awe, a collective “pain body” experience. John...
Jun
2009
26
Will Michael Jackson's funeral transcend Diana's?

Will Michael Jackson’s funeral transcend Diana’s?

7 Reasons why Michael Jackson’s shocking June 25, 2009 death will become a larger event than Princess Diana’s BY PAUL KAIHLA — Diana, Princess of Wales, had one of the most famous funerals in living memory — and the memory of the ‘Peoples’ Princess’ was celebrated in saturation TV coverage of her public vigils....
Jun
2009
25
Farrah Fawcett a spiritual role model? She was for me

Farrah Fawcett a spiritual role model? She was for me

After Charlie’s Angels ended, Farrah embraced the divine GUEST COLUMN: DR. JEANINE AUSTIN — Farrah Fawcett was a huge beauty icon for all of us who came of age in the ’70s. I didn’t know any 13-year-old girls that didn’t, in some way, try to copy the Farrah feathered hair style. In earnest, I took ...
Jun
2008
7
Spiritual Surf: George Carlin, Tim Russert, and Baghdad

Spiritual Surf: George Carlin, Tim Russert, and Baghdad

The mind that is so sure of itself and who it thinks we are — and who others are — goes into shock at the thought of its own extinction. It’s terrified by that moment when it goes from “On” — to forever, . It’s most shocking when the mind’s fear of mortality is projected ...