When We Went Down to the River to Pray

[From the archives. I’m on my way back to the river today.] And Talk. And Sing. And Eat. And Rest. Sunday night, late, my dear husband picked me up at LAX. He even parked the car and came inside to meet me at the baggage claim, which I  claim as a love offering. So how was […]

The Discipline of Giving Up a Discipline

Revelations and New Year’s Eve. A Natural Pairing.  Living Green in the WordI told you, back on New Year’s Day, that my one word for 2013 is green. Green, I told you, means living (not dying), means new (not stale). Later I learned that Pantone had chosen emerald as its color of the year, but that’s […]


Moonrise. Point Arena, California. February, 2011. It’s Kind of Dark In Here And it’s a little noisy, too. Lately, things just haven’t been quite, well, right around here. I’ve got this little problem with pride, see, and with preconceived ideas about what is, and how things happen, and wellness. So it took me a long, long […]

My Lunch With the Clowns, 2002

Cadence and Ayden, Clowning Around. January, 2012. A Peculiar Blindness I knew exactly where to find the vendors’ lounge at the Los Angeles County Fair. After all, we’d had a booth there for several years. Sure, we’d moved to a new building this year, but all four exhibit halls were identical, right? Or so I […]

Gizmos, Gadgets, and the Gospel

One Little Corner of the Mojave Desert Waypoints Once I owned acreage in the Mojave desert. Situated at the northern end of a growing town, just outside the back door to Joshua Tree National Park, it was a big hunk of raw land. A dry wash cut across one corner, exposing rocks the color of […]