Full sun, water when dry

After ten years living in the Southern Arizona desert and two in the mild urban Pacific Northwest, I had forgotten about snow. Well, not forgotten exactly. There had been flurries here and there, and a few times,  fat, wet flakes that sank into the damp ground as they fell. It was mostly for decoration, it... Continue Reading →

cycles

Life isn't flat and consistent, things are always in flux: Once in a while, I get a crappy night's sleep. I wake up over and over, I toss and turn, and nothing seems to help me drift off. It's frustrating and confusing, since I'm normally a great sleeper, until I remember: it's the moon. For... Continue Reading →

stoking fire

Listen, it's cold. It's rainy. It's really dark, both literally and metaphorically. And the best antidote I can think of to cold, wet, and dark is FIRE. Maybe it's because I'm an Aries, but I love the heat and glow. So, aside from breaking out the matches, how can we stoke fire during the dark... Continue Reading →

Notes from a fragile, unstable state:

A fragile, unstable state— me, and also, my country, my planet.  Where once there was certainty, integrity, a comfort with what the boundaries were— now there is confusion, anger, and loss. The country— and our bodies and minds— have been assaulted by four years of callous disregard for human suffering,  by a global pandemic,  by... Continue Reading →

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