in the garden
February 16, 2021

what is past is prologue

What could it look like to find uplift even inspiration in the midst of all the confusion and sorrow, not to turn away from the unknown? Unmute. The required reading is daunting: White Fragility, The New Jim Crow, Between the World and Me, How to be an Antiracist, My Grandmother’s Hands, Mindful of Race…YES to truth and reconciliation!   YES to reparations!   In a time of destruction, create something: a […]

February 11, 2021

a new moon

…in response to Patti Digh’s Writing Prompts 2021 – #13: “Write about the hardships of a fairytale wizard.”             The Magician wasn’t sure if he could take one thing more. His life was already perfection and he was so over it. I mean seriously, enough of the blue skies and the freaking blue […]

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 […]

April 22, 2020

the invitation of the moment

Every moment is the beginning of a new journey. Right now, in the midst of this pandemic, we are all intensely aware of uncertainty in the face of the unknown. This is the experience of the Fool, the first card in the Tarot deck. The Fool is the embodiment of not knowing what comes next. The Fool […]

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, The Center for Sacred Death Care, in an effort to connect to my mother, who had dementia […]

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 […]

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 […]