Things resolved with my nephew - he has returned to Arizona indefinitely. I told him he would need to stay until there is no risk of infection. Based on the latest information, not only is my mom at risk because of her COPD and heart disease, so is Jeff with his blood thinners and heart … Continue reading War & Peace
Endless Anger Metaphors Ensue
My dad used to growl deep in his throat when he was very, very angry. Angry not in a quick-burning flash and then gone way, but in a years-burning-coal-under-the-soil kinda way. And that's where I am today. My mother's health is not being taken seriously by people who should be taking it seriously. By people … Continue reading Endless Anger Metaphors Ensue
Damn. I don't have a lot to say. I have a mom who is at risk right now. I work in health care. I am likely facing furlough because my department is non-essential. I am ok with that because of point A - I would really like to not infect my mom. People continue to … Continue reading Pandemic
Video Posts? And Speaking of Shit & Fans.
The MarcoPolo app makes me think that I may like to make a few video posts - that's new territory for me. Anyone want to see this mug? Also... the shit is hitting the fan in the most horrendous way. I have been planning a trip to the woods around Atlanta, GA for a few … Continue reading Video Posts? And Speaking of Shit & Fans.
I imagine I am not alone when I say I am living in a constant state of overwhelm right now. There's the constant background drone of the decline of our country, the rabid messaging around the Democratic primaries, the coronavirus, political insanity on the global level, oppression of indigenous rights (also on a global scale), … Continue reading Overwhelm
I mean, it isn't quite six months since I last posted. I have two weeks until it's been six months. But things are brewing in my life even still. Things like a new job, like a serious run at a Master in Social Work, like a revitalization of the tradition my soul sistah and I … Continue reading AllRightAllRightAllRight
Something old, something new something borrowed, something blue... Okay, I'm not sure what's blue, but the rest of it... I am experiencing a reconnection to my Wiccan roots, and in particular to the tradition that Boudica and I created together, a call to Hekate and Hekatean witchcraft, a yearning for the ancestral connection to my … Continue reading something’s brewing
Spring Equinox: Sowing the Seeds of Love
I feel like I say this about every season, but I really adore spring. It’s kind of like the reverse of autumn, replacing the browns, reds, oranges and yellows with spring leaf green, purple, pink, yellow, blue, white… a rainbow of colors. The wind makes things exciting, the sun comes out to warm us, and … Continue reading Spring Equinox: Sowing the Seeds of Love
Finding the Beauty in Change: Autumn Equinox Reflections
Autumn is my favorite season. I love the beauty of the leaves as they show us how to pass from this world beautifully and with grace. I love the cooler temperatures and the opportunity to bundle up with my favorite scarves, shawls and sweaters. I love when coffee and tea feel like I’m carrying a … Continue reading Finding the Beauty in Change: Autumn Equinox Reflections
from this past Sunday's service at the Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Astoria, OR: Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate. I am privileged to have (and hopefully BE) a mother worthy of celebration. That is not always the case for people, and I’m sensitive to that today. Mother can be a charged word, right? … Continue reading Beltane Reflections