The little boy began to holler, "I don't want a spanking!" I stood in line watching. The mother's cart was full and she was getting frustrated. He repeated the mantra desperately as his stoic father took the three year old by the hand and led him to the bathroom. I held my breath until his … Continue reading A Note to Young Parents from Grammie
Three weeks ago today I got a friend's message and headed to the feed mill armed with formula, bottles, and Pedialyte. They were not even a day old. Found in the basement of an ancient building, half frozen, their feral mother vanished. I became the mama. Every two hours through the night I fed them … Continue reading The Little Cat that Could
“Raise,” said one of the fellows at the round table holding his cards steady. “I fold,” said another. Bob nudged me as I put my chips out. I won. “Oh!” the table of old men erupted with laughter and guffaws. Bob patted me on the back. “We’re sending you to Vegas when you’re old enough, … Continue reading Maryhaven
What if God is the God of the Israelites and God is Allah and God is the American Indian's Creator and the Pagan Celt's God and Goddess, and the Buddhist's Divine, and the same the world and history over? What if Jesus is Buddha is Muhammad is the Calf Woman is the Sun God … Continue reading What If?
I am always fascinated by the way ideas and art comes through a person from beyond. This book I am writing is about becoming and maintaining the unfettered place of our inner sage. That place where we approach everything with great love and compassion and are not derailed by fear or anger. Where we can … Continue reading April 5-Becoming Your Inner Medicine Person (the book and your advice)
I rarely know what I will write when I begin. I wake up and greet the dawn, sleepily pour a cup of strong coffee, sit and breathe in the morning. I open my computer and start typing. The clicking of the keys (I miss my typewriter) sound as words fly from my fingertips and into … Continue reading April 3, 2017-Being a Vessel
There is not a person alive that doesn't look back with the sharp pain of regret. With wisdom that comes with age and time and experience when we realize what we should have done, what we would do we now, and sometimes can torture ourselves thinking, "If I could only go back..." My child was … Continue reading March 25/26, 2017-Forgiveness and Light