The drive out to Western New York from Saratoga Springs isn't too bad. Michael, my loving partner who offered to accompany me for what we both knew would be an emotional visit with my father, did all the driving. My energy was low due to a long winded bout with kidney...

When I arrived home after the visit that changed everything, I was determined to convince my sister (whose sadness around my father had hardened to hatred by this time) that our father was awesome. When I think now of how it must have hurt my mother to see me so excite...

My parents marriage had dissolved by the time I was 2 years old.  While, my sister (my senior by 16 months) remembers the split, I have no conscious recollection of ever seeing my parents together as a couple. In fact, I never really knew by Dad until I was 13. However...

(This is a true story. I have changed the names of the women out of respect for them and the confidential nature of the program we were enrolled in) 

It was the second weekend intensive of the School of Womanly Arts. The morning session focused on ‘Swamping’; an ac...

This past weekend I graduated from the Mastery program of The School of Womanly Arts taught by Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena) author of several books including her latest New York Times bestseller: Pussy- A Reclamation. Yes, you read right. The program took place o...

What is your first reaction when you encounter the word 'conjure'?

Merriam-Webster (online) defines conjure this way: to summon by or as if by invocation or incantation. And: to affect or effect by or as if by magic.

Sounds a bit mysterious, no?  Perhaps it fee...

December 24, 2018

Ah, the holidays. This time of year can be stressful for many, peaceful for some; a bit of both for most. I’ve learned to take the opportunity to let my inner child enjoy the season; the food, the festivities and the fun. Even the cold weather here in the northeast can...

December 6, 2018

This past weekend I traveled alone to New York City to attend a women's event. This may seem like a scary idea to some women and a walk in the park to others; Central Park, that is. Get it? Hardy Har! Forgive me, I'm still a bit punchy.

 I spent my childhood and ea...

October 30, 2018

WARNING: This blog contains disturbing images, adult language and strong opinions.

My partner and I were discussing how we could acknowledge (if not celebrate) Halloween/Samhain. We both understand the primordial urge to honor our darkness but how? My partner and his ex...

September 23, 2018

Warning: This blog contains adult language and strong opinions.

The following morning brought a bit of concern. Who had so rudely trespassed on our safe space in the night? We held our morning council and determined that realistically, there was nothing we could do and...

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