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Monica and Shalom Mountain

  • July 15, 2019

This past weekend was a wonderful one to not only remember my beloved friend Monica, but to be with her in spirit among conscious community. I was drawn to this particular retreat on Mysticism with Kai Jud, largely because I…

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Independence Day Magic for Melody

  • July 8, 2019

With only a few hours left before I took my daughter to the airport to relocate to The University of Minnesota for the next better part of a decade or so, I wanted to find a way to help her…

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ZYN and the art of good drinking

  • June 10, 2019

One quiet weekday evening recently I meandered through the local grocery store and ran into one of those display tables manned by someone eager to share their product. As I was on a rare 'time to spare' grocery run, I…

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Imperfect Mother’s Day

  • May 12, 2019

  No hearts and roses in this photo ~ yes I am fortunate to have had an amazing mother, and a daughter who is functioning in and even contributing to the world.  Yet the imperfections in our lives and in…

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Loving books

  • May 7, 2019

With all the things I've wanted to write about lately, I was inspired by a pile of books in my house waiting to be read or finished and also by a printing press that was displayed at the University of…

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Springtime and some good eggs

  • March 26, 2019

So many projects incubating this season, like orbs of creativity ... I took this photograph at White Gate Farm in East Lyme when I was there for a weekend to study Proprioceptive Writing. What a treat to be eating food…

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Devotion to a writing life

  • February 18, 2019

Devotion is the name of the book by Dani Shapiro that inspired me to spend a weekend at Kripalu to do a workshop with her. After the many rich experiences I've had at the wondrous center for yoga and health…

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Beloved Bluebird Blog from Nashville, Tennessee

  • February 4, 2019

There's something magical about Music City. And something epic about The Bluebird Cafe. For those not familiar with this iconic venue, I attended a songwriting workshop there and got to see a couple of shows with the kind of songwriters…

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Sweetest Heart ~ the woman and her song

  • January 23, 2019

My mother was simply the sweetest heart. I wrote the song for her when she turned 60, 24 years ago today, and I am forever grateful for knowing there is a heart capable of that much sweetness and openheartedness. Please…

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Happy 25th Birthday Melody!

  • January 16, 2019

I love that my daughter will always share her birthday with MLK, Jr.  She turned 25 today and I found her a perfect gift. This was what was on the outside and the inside respectively of the pouch I found…

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