January 30th, 2008


Housecleaning Mantra

Adapted from the book Spiritual Housecleaning by Kathryn L. Robyn:

Clean the floor where you walk, cleanse the body.

Clean the floor where you cook, cleanse the spirit.

Clean the floor where you eat, cleanse the heart.

Wash the floor, cleanse the life.

Wash the floor, begin again...

"Woman Who Works" (a vision of an ancient Aztec grandmother who appeared to the author while she was cleaning the home of a woman in the middle of a divorce and nervous breakdown.) The original said "Clean the floor where the woman walks," etc. Of course you could also say "Clean the floor where the family walks" and so on.

I intend to post it in my kitchen. :)

John Edwards to drop out of race, CNN says


I am really shocked because I just got two emails from his campaign yesterday (I signed up to follow events). I am surprised if the Florida results affected his decision since no delegates were awarded from that race. I thought he'd hold out for Super Tuesday. Perhaps he has a preference for either Hillary or Barack and thinks his candidacy will rob his favored candidate of the votes they need. He had previously said he was in it all the way, and I was glad because he brings so much attention to poverty.


Let's see if he does make the official statement they are expecting in New Orleans at 1 p.m.

I was frustrated that the media was not giving him a fair level of coverage--you sometimes forgot there was a third person still running. I guess it's hard to be a white man running against a woman and an African American man!

ETA: He did indeed announce that he was leaving the race, and that he had spoken to both Obama and Clinton who agreed that they would place issues of poverty and the needs of poor working people at the center of their campaigns and their presidency.

His speech: