Category Archives: Parenthood

Road School 2017

This Spring, my son announced that he had two life goals: quitting school and living in a van.  His love of learning has been with him from infancy, but ever since 6th grade, he’s slowly and progressively been losing interest … Continue reading

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This Story Continues…

Our two arms together say everything.  So different and yet similar.  Here she is at 16, tender skin with battle scars.  There I am, with my semi-colon tattoo I got when I didn’t know what else to do, how else … Continue reading

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Into the Mystic

My husband shared an article with me about a whale “Varvara” who journeyed from Russia to Mexico and back again on a completely new migratory path – solo – setting a record for the longest migration ever for a mammal. What … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour

This story is about love, all the good ones are.  And forgiveness.  Before there was that, an incredible amount of wrong-doing happened, because it seems we always hurt the ones we love most, don’t we?  As I type on this wintry … Continue reading

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Find Me in India

If I should die soon Tell my children to look for me in India. In the prayer bells Ringing out over the Ganges, In the tablas beating their rhythm over the loud speakers, As the red sun melts into purple … Continue reading

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Chakra Series – 5th Chakra

Vishuddha – Throat Chakra – Sound, Creative identity, (self-expression) This is the chakra located at the throat and is related to communication and creativity.  When open, you are free to speak your mind, express yourself fluently, and feel as if … Continue reading

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Chakra Series – 1st Chakra

This is my first post since May – I don’t even know how that could have happened, but in part, it’s due to writer’s block, which happened the day I signed up for a writer’s workshop in Esalen next July. … Continue reading

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Love Prayer

To my daughter. Up into the universe, I cast a net of stars to light your way in the wilderness. Look up at the night sky, my love, and follow the ancient map, your internal compass, your heart. Each step a drum beat, … Continue reading

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Square Peg Round Hole

All the freaky people make the beauty of the world.  -Michael Franti Growing up I was  considered a “weirdo”.  It was the 70’s and most parents were involved in their adult worlds – use your imagination.  I went to bed when … Continue reading

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PITY PARTY!!!

I’m home, kids are home, dog threw her back out, I have some weird virus that has settled in my inner ear, causing some hearing loss which “may or may not be permanent” says my doc.  I feel like I … Continue reading

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