in the garden
April 1, 2020

relaxing into extinction

If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation. – Jiddu Krishnamurti  What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta Your task is not to seek for love but merely to seek & find all the barriers within […]

February 28, 2020

got my attention

I recently finished Jenny Odell’s book How to do Nothing – Resisting the Attention Economy. I found it enormously valuable, offering some concrete ways to participate in the Resistance. It definitely got my attention. I believed I was paying attention, when I faithfully clicked out likes on my social media platforms. I thought all this clicking was useful (at […]

January 7, 2020

show me the magic

The Magic of 2019. As each new calendar year begins, I like to use Christine Kane’s ‘Word of the Year Discovery Tool’. In 2019 my word for the year was MAGIC and I saw it manifest, in a number of different ways.  First. I worked with death doula Sarah Kerr, of Soul Passages, in an effort to connect to my mother, who had dementia for almost 15 years before […]

December 30, 2019


Everyday she passed through the checkpoint on her way to work in her father’s clinic. She noticed him on his first day, she watched them come and go, the Israelis. Mostly they weren’t memorable, but he had thick wavy red hair. He smiled at her, she acted as if she hadn’t noticed. She looked a […]

May 12, 2019

a map of the great crossing*

The Soul will leave the body. It needs help to cross the Great River. The River is wide and gentle and shrouded in mist. Across the River is the Village of the Ancestors. Even though it’s a distance away, we can see the ancestors gathering on the Other Shore. We the Village of the Living, […]

May 12, 2019

the soundtrack …a mini writing assignment

Inhale: Scan back and create a timeline based on the music you have gathered to you over the course of your life. If you have trouble getting started consider creating a timeline based on the music that you listened to. This is not necessary, you can just free associate, or take a look at your […]

May 12, 2019

the inventor

The Inventor As she was escorted down the hall to the Corp’s boardroom she marveled at the sheer audacity her gift gave her. Commissioned to design a new cross over military transport to contribute to the whatever War effort, she was in her element. Only those who had surrendered their fear could appreciate the threat […]

July 24, 2018

song of ourself: voices in unison

Grateful to be part of this amazing anthology. “Inspired by their participation in a writing course led by acclaimed author Martha Beck in 2017, 138 individuals from around the world came together to assemble an anthology of their work—searingly personal and soaringly universal—that, as a whole, offers a rich portrait of the lived human experience. […]

July 24, 2018

the stratigraphy of a life

Don’t grieve – anything you lose comes around in another form. – Rumi Even as I ingest less of the more, there seems to be more of the less, so more or less I still have the same dilemma. What to do with all the stuff? (And I’m talking here about the good stuff. That […]

July 24, 2018

false messiahs

1) The Falling You will find your teacher. You will discover that their teachings speak to your heart. You will desperately want to be a part of their community. You will believe this is your true spiritual path. You will sense that you never really understood anything till now. You will decide this is what […]