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Reality is Just a Tango with Time

Time is that forward-moving arrow and also, in the freedom of our minds, a gently flowing river. [...]

Entering the Compass of Your Life

I am never lost because wherever I am in the universe, that’s where I belong, and so do you. [...]

Chaos-To-Go: Life as a Holy Speck in an Infinite Messiness

Chaos is not new. In fact, the idea of chaos is ancient and, in many traditions, is envisioned as a woman, or, more precisely, a goddess [...]

Finding Sanctuary in Everyday Hours

Perhaps sanctuary is a gift in childhood that must be pursued again in later life once we question assumptions about the importance of attending to daily tasks. [...]

Clothing Our Spirits in Feathers and Ashes

From the earliest times until recent millennia, clothes have been symbols of women’s spiritual, political, and cultural authority. [...]

Beauty’s Revolution in a Rose

A wild rose blooms in northern Michigan. As trees are felled around it, as the earth heats around it, as invasive purple loosestrife inches nearer to it, a wild rose blooms in northern Michigan. It is a beacon of beauty, a light to another world, a slight jar in the door out of desolation so that it does not slam shut on goodness and beauty and peace. [...]

Do You See Your Face in the Mirror of the Sun?

Early spring is a perfect time to change from our old winter selves to new spring beings; the glistening snow that turned to brown slush is ready to melt into groundwater the quenches the seeds of blossoming selves. [...]

Making the World Our Winter Home

Sometimes upheaval brings otherwise unheard and unconsidered ideas and opportunities. [...]

The Art of the Falling Leaf

Like nature, I have a “budding leaf” profession and a “falling leaf” art; the first being useful, practical, and the latter is purely for the sake of joy, personal fulfillment. [...]

Once Upon Our Time

Our stories are our gifts, not only to ourselves and to our contemporaries, but they are our best legacies to the women of generations to come, our way of making the desolate land fertile again. [...]