Death At A Wake

Death At A Wake

As the smoke cleared, my mother pulled the final card from the deck. Ash. Meaning death, I was certain. She glanced up at me her eyes searching for a response. “I’m fine,” I said, glancing at the first card. Serpent. Rebirth, I was just as certain....
When The Wolf’s At Your Door

When The Wolf’s At Your Door

The air was heavy; that I remember clearly. And I’d started to walk toward my car, after just teaching my morning class, when there was a pull at my belly button. I pivoted and began to walk toward my daughter’s preschool instead. As I stepped on to that...
The Sweet Art Of Doing Nothing

The Sweet Art Of Doing Nothing

Now is the time, in the northern hemisphere, where the natural world is preparing for the winter ahead by slowing down, filling their bellies and homes with hearty foods, and preparing to do a lot of nothing in the months to come. That is, everything in the natural...
Your BEST YEAR EVER

Your BEST YEAR EVER

December seams to jerk us out of the microcosm. We’ve been steadily going through our paces when suddenly we wake up and it’s the last month of the year. Now’s the time when most of us decide that next year we’re going to do it better; next...
Why We Should Be Grateful For Trump

Why We Should Be Grateful For Trump

It’s not often I stumble into the political foray, but I have no more silence left in me, and my typing fingers have got the best of me. Now, the post title- am I trying to be controversial? Not in the slightest. Did I use those words just to get your attention?...
Somnambulant Society

Somnambulant Society

Although I have read and adored every word Arianna Huffington has ever written, The Sleep Revolution sat on my bedside table for two full weeks. I just could not imagine a duller topic. Sleep? Yawn. I am particularly unaffected by the matter because I’ve...