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A Family Affair

A Family Affair

I just spent a week in Montreal with my family. I know, that’s a loaded statement. There is a lot of baggage that we each bring to the experience we call “family”.  Still the time there was precious. Just sitting in the same room beside my mother, father and sister,...

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How I Walk With Love

How I Walk With Love

As I sit here in my studio and write these words, sun pokes its head over my shoulder, wondering what exactly I am writing about. Creek also wonders, its murmuring, a fierce and steady reminder of my need to listen. I perk up my ears, curious about what this days...

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Seven Questions to Ask Yourself

Seven Questions to Ask Yourself

The winter on our island is dull and dreary. Grey is the colour of the season, unless the snowgods deliver their gifts, as they did last night. Many Salt Springers flee to the sunshine. Not me. I enjoy staying put in front of the fire with a mug of hot tea and a cozy...

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For The Joy of It

For The Joy of It

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...

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Love is Light

Love is Light

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...

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A Hand Full of Water

A Hand Full of Water

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...

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Moonsnail & Other Metaphors

Moonsnail & Other Metaphors

  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...

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Finding Our Way to Work

Finding Our Way to Work

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...

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Love is Like This

Love is Like This

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...

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