Author Archives: Davina

About Davina

I am a retired teacher, writer and artist. This web site was set up for several reasons. First is to give people a chance to see my art work, and decide if there is something they like enough to contact me. Second is to present my ideas on education and life in general - anything that gets my attention. Feel free to comment in an intelligent manner.

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Note: Davina left her corporeal being behind at 1:10 p.m. on July 24, 2021. Dear Friends, Well, that time has come. My body’s “use by” date has been reached, and I am no longer going to be present in physical … Continue reading

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FEAR

When I was a little girl, sometimes I would wake at night and be absolutely certain that someone or something was in my room, in the dark, right behind me. I would get very still, hold my breath, and try … Continue reading

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Truth, the Truth, and Memory

Truth. A word that gets a lot of use, but, I think, is sorely misunderstood. I love lines from movies like, “You can’t handle the truth!” and “The truth doesn’t have versions.” Oh, if only the second one were true! … Continue reading

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CHILDHOOD FROM ANOTHER TIME

My childhood was a different thing from what I see today. There were school, and friends, and family – that has not changed. But there were so many moments that do not seem possible any more – moments of freedom, … Continue reading

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WINNING

This essay was inspired by a bumper sticker which read:What if they gave a war, and nobody came?And by a poster which read:War is not healthy for children and other living things. Both of these were from – where else? … Continue reading

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PROBLEMS AND GIFTS – PART II

“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for your in its hands.You seek problems because you need their gifts.” Illusions – Richard Bach I sent the essay “Problems and Gifts” out in May, with my plan … Continue reading

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STILLNESS AMID CHAOS

Note: This was written in early March of 2020, but was never posted.So sorry. Next posting coming in a few days. This morning I sat down to meditate, but my mind was so overactive that I could not get still. … Continue reading

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PROBLEMS AND GIFTS

I’ll start this essay with a quotation from “Illusions” by Richard Bach. It reads: “There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.” I know, … Continue reading

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What Is Karma, Anyway?

Karma is a Sanskrit word from ancient texts, the first of these being the Hindu text known as the Rigveda. Essentially, it means ‘action’. But it actually has a more profound meaning, having to do with the cycle of cause … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Change the World

It is time to change the world. The scientists have many answers, but the politicians and business people won’t listen, and won’t let the information be heard. The businessmen won’t do it, because their main interest is profit, and they … Continue reading

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