Epiphany

Crossing a great divide of any sort is a monumental task and can often be a cataclysmic one as well. Earth-shattering. Soul shaking. Mind-blowing. Such a divide was recently crossed last week and thankfully we are still standing. The great experiment of Democracy was tested these past few months in a way it has not…

Moon Shadow

It will come as no surprise to the faithful readers of this blog that Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations of the year. October 31st also celebrates the ancient Celtic spiritual tradition called Samhain, a pagan religious festival welcoming the harvest and prompting preparation for the dark half of the year following the celebration….

Weeds in the Outfield

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through summer as July comes to a close and we welcome August, almost 6 months into the pandemic. Summer is very peculiar this year. The sun is still the same, the hot weather is beautiful, the desire for cold drinks and cool clothes dominate each day,…

One Thousand Tiny Pieces

It was so lovely to be sent survival gifts from our children to help us through the long days of quarantine. One of those packages included a one thousand piece puzzle. It had been years since I had worked on one and I am not sure of the last time my husband tried to put…

Flamingos in Mumbai

Unless you have been living in an alternate universe (and if you are, can you let me visit?) you would know that the current global pandemic has pretty much ground human activity to a complete halt all over the world. We are sheltered in place as we weather this beast, staying at home, communicating electronically…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…