in the garden
December 30, 2019

checkpoint

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 […]

December 21, 2019

a winter solstice tarot spread

*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. The Winter Solstice,  the longest night of the year, is a time of introspection, and setting intentions. It is a time for celebration and renewal, a […]

August 1, 2019

a cycle of change tarot spread

after Martha Beck’s Cycle of Change *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. 

June 21, 2019

a summer solstice tarot spread

*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.  Litha (LEE-tha)/SUMMER SOLSTICE/ Midsummer Also known as: Midsummer’s Eve, Gathering Day, St. John’s Day, St. John’s Eve, Summer Solstice, Feill-Sheathain, Alban Heruin, Alban Hefin, Gathering Day, […]

May 12, 2019

an earth medicine wheel tarot spread

I acknowledge and honor the ‘Sacred Hoop’ of the Native Americans. And in particular, the sacred Bighorn Medicine Wheel located near Sheridan, Wyoming. *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.  Your card spread is […]

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 […]