in the garden
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 […]

June 13, 2016

the three graces

“Nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy”. When I recently came across this quote from Kenneth Cole, it seemed rather bourgeois and mundane and I was embarrassed to add it to my list of quotes on Pinterest. But there is something that haunts me that I didn’t buy (or rather I couldn’t convince my […]

April 20, 2016

answers from your muse

There are lots of ways to meditate, traditional ways and modern ways. Lately I’ve been thinking that the “vision boards” I create are a form of meditation, an ever evolving source of inspiration and an ever present vehicle for creative expression. Growing up my mother let me cover the walls of my room with images. This polaroid was […]

February 15, 2016

make what you make

When I was in graduate school in painting I was very clear about what I thought good art was. I spent a lot of time trying to create art that was like the art I loved. The only problem was that what I loved was not what my hand wanted to create. The harder I […]

February 12, 2016

everyone can draw

Why is that important? So many people say they can’t draw. I used to say it. Truth is when you write your name you are drawing. Everyone’s handwriting has a unique quality to it, as unique as our fingerprints. The reason it matters that we believe we can draw is that it speaks directly to how […]