Anne's Diary
Monday, July 10, 2017
My experience  now is very different from what it was at first. Right after I died, I was an exact replica of myself when I was alive except that I wasn’t sick and I could walk. The first thing I did was show Whitley that I could do that again. I knew that he was grieving terribly, and I wanted him to see that some good had come...
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Thursday, March 16, 2017
It is about midnight here. This just came in from Anne. She is bringing deep material now. This feels very true: There is much written about the importance of centering. It is important, because real centering is finding one’s true self. Mostly, it is assumed that centering has something to do with the body. Finding an inner place...
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I have gotten a message from my wife that I will post here in Anne's Diary. Ever since Trump won the election, I have taken these messages seriously. In September when I asked her who would win the election she immediatley said "Trump." At the time, of course, he was way behind in the polls and this seemed impossible, so I...
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Saturday, January 14, 2017
From Anne today: "The soul is the gardener who tends the flowers of life. The weeds he leaves to themselves." I then asked, what happens when the weeds choke out the flowers. The answer: "The gardener doesn't let that happen." This all got me thinking about the green man, the gardener and what the flowers and weeds of...
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
On August 17, 2015, a week after Anne's death, I concluded her diary. Since then, there have been many incidents which have seemed to me to suggest that her consciousness is still intact and her presence is continuing. In the journal entry I just did on Open Prayer, I said that I did not feel that I should start her diary again because...
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Monday, August 17, 2015
This concludes Anne's Diary. Her first entry was posted on April 6, 2000, her last on July 27, 2015. She loved her diary, and thought that this collection of essays, more than anything else she did, gave expression to her mind and heart. Her first entry was entitled "Typical Radio Show Day," and her last, "Ghosts and Ghostbusters....
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Monday, July 27, 2015
I just finished watching one of my favorite films, “Ghostbusters,” on TV. It made me realize that we’ve interviewed REAL ghost watchers on Dreamland. This has gotten me thinking about ghosts, just in general. (Subscribers can still listen to the great shows under that link, brimming with excitement, wonder and joy.) And hey...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
There's a ad on TV that claims that the oldest trees produce the sweetest fruit. I grew up on an orchard, and I know that this is wrong. The oldest trees produce the sourest fruit. At 89, Harper Lee has proved the truth of this in her new book, Go Set a Watchman. In it, one of America's greatest fictional heroes, Atticus Finch, is portrayed as a...
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Sunday, July 12, 2015
When we lived in New York, Whitley and I had season tickets to Yankee Stadium, and we’re still fans. Whitley was a fan when he was a kid, largely because a local radio station in San Antonio carried the Yankees Radio Network. In those days, there were no major league baseball teams west of the Mississippi. Since I can’t get to any...
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Thursday, July 9, 2015
What a difference a pope makes! Benedict was a clothes horse. He used so much ermine in his regalia that there was an ermine shortage while he was enjoying his papacy. He dusted off thousand year old vestments and tiaras. Meanwhile, he insisted that he hadn’t done anything significant in the Hitler Youth, even though they were the most...
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Friday, July 3, 2015
Anne Richards, former governor of Texas, once said that George Bush Sr was born with a silver foot in his mouth. Blindingly wealthy Donald Trump seems to have the same problem when he characterizes Mexican immigrants as rapists. Our friends in Texas are going crazy over the suggestion that the border be closed. For one thing, there’s a...
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Monday, June 29, 2015
Our magical daughter came to visit us for an overnight, and we were thrilled to see her. You can have a child who isn't related to you by blood, but by love, and that's why our God-daughter is so precious to us. I vividly remember when her mother asked us to take the godparent role. We were flattered but for us it was no honorary title. A god-...
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Saturday, June 27, 2015
My tubes that I have been living with since January are out! The doctor took them out yesterday, and the last one came out with a loud “pop!” Now I can taste food again, but I can taste medicine, too, and most of it tastes—well—icky.
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
As I sit in a wheelchair and cannot go a foot on my own, I use sounds to inform me of what's happening around me. For example, I use what I call the "Smoochie Alarm" to let me know when my caregivers are arriving. (Smoochie is my downstairs neighbor's very cute little poodle mix.) When I hear the Smoochie Alarm followed by footsteps on...
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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Billy Collins wrote a hilarious poem about dogs called “Why I No Longer Keep a Gun in the House.” It’s about his struggles with a constantly yapping dog. I have two dogs in my life. One is purebred and very well behaved. The other is a mutt whose mother must have had an affair with a poodle. This one isn’t so polite. He...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
I'm sitting in a wheelchair recovering from a stroke, so I find I need cheering up. Part of what I do is watch my clumsy husband lurch around, part of it is remembering all the funny stuff that has happened to me, and part of it is thinking about the funniest diary I ever wrote, and the events that it describes. I don't have much more to say than...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The terrible floods in Texas are unfolding in areas where many of our friends live, in Blanco, Wimberly, Austin and Houston. As far as we know, none of our friends have been injured or lost their homes, but things are very confused at present. What’s worse, more rain is coming in a few days. Hopefully this disaster won’t turn into an...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
I was listening to Jeremy Vaeni’s terrific interview with Maxine Meilleur when I remembered my own moment of mediumship. We attend a study group on Tuesday nights, and many members of it are accomplished in things like mystical and alchemical studies. There is often a powerful sense of presence in the room.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015
In view of all the racial unrest taking place in this country right now, I am reposting this diary from 2007: A recent altercation at our local Farmer's Market got me to thinking about how segregated the world has become. While everybody on National Public Radio celebrates the "Rainbow Coalition," and George Bush tries to get the...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
I've been thinking again about angels. Actually, I think about them a lot. A big part of the reason is that both Whitley and I have had angel experiences. I have written about the angel I saw in a Kinko's a few years back. He told Whitley that 'your wife will live a long time and you will taste of the water and the wine." If he was...
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Wednesday, May 6, 2015
This is a repeat of my Mother's Day diary entry from 2013. It's still very relevant! When you have kids or grandkids, in this day of iPhone photos and videos, you are ALWAYS comparing pictures of the little ones with your friends and the people you meet. And, of course, your kids (or grandkids) are the most beautiful ones of all. This...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015
Over the past two years, the kind of serious crime that is usually reserved for humans has extended into the world of canines. In February of 2013, Cruz, a dog in contention at the 18th Annual Rocky Mountain Cluster Dog Show in Denver was murdered with poison. This had happened before, but very rarely, with the last incident in Denver's...
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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
After two strokes, I am spending most of my time in a wheelchair. I'm practically a bionic woman. I have to be fed through a tube that has been inserted into my stomach. I can look at my left arm, which is nice, but I can't make it do anything. I cannot see well enough to read, which is a real bore. I can eat only bits of pudding and...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
It’s fall, and birds and squirrels are stocking up on food for winter and building materials for their nests. Squirrels, like some dogs, have long fluffy tails. Other dogs have their tails docked. This is an old tradition, which originated among the European upper classes. The dogs of the lower classes had big fluffy tails like many mutts...
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Sunday, November 2, 2014
When we did a couple of interviews recently, I noticed that radiation was mentioned quite often. Whitley and I have always wondered what caused my brain tumor, and I am thinking that perhaps it had something to do with an event that took place in the fall of 1993. One night when we were both in bed (I was asleep), Whitley noticed a purple glow...
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
When we visited a producer recently, we were surprised to discover that his office contained a proud display of all the sort of furniture Whitley and I grew up with—circa around 1957. There was a dining table with chairs that looked like they were out of the old cartoon show the Jetsons, and framed fifties movie posters. I remember when my...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
When we interviewed Uri Geller, it turned out that he had a gift for me. When I told him I had cancer, he gave me a suggestion: he said I should meditate every morning and visualize my brain healing. So, I started. How to go about this? I don’t know what the cancer might look like. I thought that I would visualize a healthy brain. But that...
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Monday, October 13, 2014
I’ll miss baseball, but I’m glad football season is finally here. For one thing, NFL players all have their last names on their jerseys, unlike the Yankees. The Yankees only have their numbers, so, unless it’s somebody like Derek Jeeter, you have to guess who’s who. One thing that fascinates me about NFL is the signals...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Football season has started, there’s a fat hummingbird on the feeder, and I am content, but it’s not just sports and bird life that are making me happy. It’s also because things are going surprisingly well. I mean, I haven’t died yet, and I consider that VERY surprisingly well! Another thing that hasn’t died is my...
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Sunday, September 7, 2014
I’ve talked about green, I’ve talked about blue, now I’m going to talk about pink—Pepto-Bismol pink, which is soothing not just because it's the color of a notably gentle medication. The color itself is soothing, so much so that it's often found on the walls of mental hospitals.
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