Evil Spirits

Evil Spirits

Before I was a teenager I was already experiencing events that were paranormal. What exactly was happening lies in personal interpretation.  What a religious person might call an “angel” a sic-fi fan might call an “alien”, another person would prefer the word “ghost.” Where a scientist might ask, “Why not investigate?” A faith driven person might decide […]

Get Real

Get Real

In the early 1990s I wrote a piece called “Becoming Real.”  It was published in the nationally syndicated magazine “Creative Thought.”  I was a young mother. I used some quotes from Dr. Seuss and from “The Velveteen Rabbit” to make my points.  (Perhaps you remember the conversation in the closet between the old skin horse […]

Read All About It

Read All About It

One day in college we were studying rhetoric as part of our foray into Renaissance History. As part of our discussion, my professor casually noted that literary rates were higher in Abraham Lincoln’s America, than they were that day (circa 1980).  I didn’t have wikipedia.org, source of all knowledge in the universe at my fingertips […]

You Still Have Today To Save!

You Still Have Today To Save!

I think it’s funny how people write about a “a moment in time” as if there are moments out of time. Yogis have moments out of time, when we’re meditating or practicing pranayama.  Poets, athletes or musicians sometimes experience pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), do you?  More commonly known as “in the zone,” pratyahara is […]

Nouveau Pavre

Nouveau Pavre

Here is a picture of the moon over a truck stop.  It’s an average truck stop.  This is an updated lotus growing up out of the mud metaphor.  Finding beauty in ordinary places is an amusing hobby.  It’s low calorie and endlessly stimulating.  It’s too easy to find beauty on a retreat in a five star […]