in the garden
December 9, 2020

…thoughts

In this catch all there is encouragement for creating, exercises just for fun, and a series of tarot spreads to assist in contacting your muse (it can be used as a writing prompt if you are not woo-woo inclined). You’ll find a few poems , a love story and even a warning. Thoughts originally generated […]

February 21, 2024

catastrophe: part 2

Here is the previous post in this series, Catastrophe: an Interlude a Valentine to hope. I write to archive my own experience, trying to process a world that has shape-shifted radically away from the vision I had of what the Age of Aquarius had promised to be. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. […]

February 14, 2024

catastrophe: an interlude

Catastrophe: an InterludeOctober 131st/February 14, 2024 ♥️ Valentine’s Day. I have so much to say. A whole lot of defending and explaining and clarifying. A whole lot of despair and hand wringing and letter writing and liking and uncoupling from former supposed allies. Massacres aside, it is Valentine’s Day and I want/need/must shift my energy. For […]

February 2, 2024

catastrophe

Catastrophe Part 1: October 118th/February 1, 2024  Sunday the Baltimore Ravens lost their bid for the Superbowl. In theory they were invincible. Early in life I learned how to be a good loser. I am trained in this specific civilized grace. Ours was a small predominately Jewish independent school. Losing was expected. That is until the legendary 1969 Men’s […]

July 19, 2023

the elder/alchemist

Living for any length of time on this earth is both an accomplishment and a gift. In June I turned 70 and while I’m all about ‘endorsing yourself for your effort’ …f*cking 70! Most evident to me with this transition is the long list of accomplishments that must be dropped from the resume (that epic […]

January 27, 2023

a new moon journey

* A New Moon is the first lunar phase and occurs when the Moon is not yet visible to the naked eye. During this invisible phase, the Sun and Earth are on opposite sides of the Moon. The Moon takes approximately 29.53 days to orbit the Earth and complete one lunar cycle. If the first new Moon […]

January 24, 2023

a series of tarot spreads

*The questions posed in the spread can also be used as prompts for personal exploration and free writing and do not need to be used with a Tarot deck. general: a moon phases spread an earth medicine tarot spread a cycle of change tarot spread cycle of the year: a winter solstice, yule, tarot spread […]

June 15, 2021

what do you value?

How do we make decisions unless we have a strong sense of what we value? We are always either moving toward or away from our values with every action we take. It can be hard to tell which direction we’re moving, unless we know what the principles are we stand on and for. Creating a list […]

May 5, 2021

how to take a journey

a Moon Walk on Water Indigenous Shamans have long taken journeys to access healing and protection for their communities. These journeys are usually performed on behalf of and in service to others. They are soul excursions to non-ordinary reality. With honor and respect for the depth of training and initiation required of indigenous Shamans, I call it simply journey, following […]

March 12, 2021

orthodoxies of a rebel mind and other poems

orthodoxies of a rebel mind don’t apologize for your dream the grand quiet lost just like that to a life’s worth of symptoms as your enneagram twin upends the applecart recounting the joys and pleasures of getting out of moving cars veiled in vagueness, drugged on hospitality the geographic kind of belonging betrayal by explosive thighbone a pilot prays for the doula’s discipline the world […]

March 4, 2021

the disseminating moon

The Moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror. – Ani DiFranco New Moon Waxing Crescent MoonFirst Quarter MoonWaxing Gibbous MoonFull MoonDisseminating (or Waning Gibbous) MoonThird (or Last) Quarter MoonBalsamic (or Waning Crescent) Moon (Dark of the Moon) So it turns out I am a selenophile, maybe you are too. That is, […]