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These photos were taken by my friend Karen Love at my poetry CD launch in the beginning of December. The beautiful felted scarf I am wearing was woven by another friend Jaime Marie Murdoch. I took to the stage after my two co-presenters, Chris Smart and Rowan Percy...read more
I am writing on the eve of the third day of Chanukah, the Jewish festival that celebrates the victory of light over darkness. According to the story, more than twenty-one centuries ago, Israel was ruled by the Syrian-Greeks, who sought to forcefully convert the people...read more
life with its unnecessary (unceasing) expectations find a spot to rest write whatever comes from presence, memory hold gently as if the soul has already leapt trying not to fail falling any way not so fast and all over labyrinthine tree language mosaic...read more
As we gear up toward beginning our journey together, I wanted to share an event that happened last week. Last Monday I gave a talk to a group of retired women called the High Nooners, who meet twice a month on Salt Spring to share lunch, conversation, and to listen...read more
A few weeks ago I had a dream. In it a young girl was showing me a series of books I had written, all of which were about healing by reframing my experience through art. I was amazed and delighted when I awoke and remembered it. Another message from my unconscious...read more
I wrote this about a week ago, and felt afraid to share it, so vulnerable and honest. But then a friend sent me an email with such beauty and honesty, and it sparked an idea that I wrote about yesterday, which I will send out in my blog tomorrow. And my dharma teacher...read more
this is the story of cherry, who started out as a cute little girl with curly blond hair who loved to play in the yard with her friends. then one day she met someone and they fell in love. they enjoyed each other’s company and even laughed at each other’s jokes. soon...read more