The State of My Union

Today is the 44th day of 2018. This morning I received a phone call that removed a weight from my mind I hadn’t even realized I was still carrying. In the first forty-four days of 2018 I have been tested for, and found not to have, three separate kinds of cancer. That’s what the call […]

prayer

Prayer is a dangerous thing. I began this year with a prayer, one written by Hazrat Inayat Khan. It has been answered time and time again. “Break my heart again and again until it stays open.” A year ago, I didn’t post in the wake of the election, the suicide of a close friend on […]

where angels wander

It didn’t take Google for me to know that the concept of complete cellular renewal in the human body every seven years is a myth. I know that no neurons are added to the cerebral cortex after birth. I know that the cells of your cornea are with you your entire life; they get tired […]

The alchemy of fear

May we remember. Not the images. Not the pain. Not the fear. Not the fire. Not the tears. Not the anger. Not the unknown others. Not the threats. Not the repercussions. Not, all the gods that ever were or are, NOT the endless war. Lift our hearts to that moment of blue-sky September-perfect. We were […]

All the things

To pick up and start saying, again, “It’s been so long since I wrote…!” would do very little but state the obvious and make me feel sheepish even to be updating again. I spent some time, before writing this, updating the site’s appearance. It had literally not been updated since I set up the site […]