What is a “Witch”?

What is a “Witch”?

…cause I’ve been called one!  Seriously! The town we used to live in, small as it was, had several churches.  There is a meeting of the spiritual leaders of those churches called the Pastoral Alliance.  And, as it goes in small towns, there is not a lot to...

The Case for Integrating Our Shadow

Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems painful can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for...

GET OFF THE HOLIDAY “CRAZY BUS”

I wrote this back in 2006, when I was fiercely examining how to reclaim the holidays as my own delightful invention, rather than something belonging to someone else that I was trying on.  Many of us seem to blindly follow the crowd, as if in some sort of trance, when...
Blue Eyed Indian

Blue Eyed Indian

a story about searching for one’s lost tribe   Wingapo Cheskchamay (“Welcome, All Friends” in Powhatan language) I share this excerpt from my book with you now because I have lately struck a chord in some of my posts….there are others besides me who do not feel...

Telling the Truth

“When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.”  -Adrienne Rich There is something about having an audience that provokes an artist (of any kind, whether writer, musician, visual artist, actor, etc.) to rise to the...

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