(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...

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...

September 18, 2018

Disclaimer: This blog contains strong language, adult themes and controversial opinions. 

I want to tell you a story; a true story that unfolded with such mythological perfection that I still shake my head in awe when I think about it. The story plays out over the cours...

August 16, 2018

 I'd like to share a moment with you; the moment I realized that music could save me from a seemingly inevitable pit of misery.

By the time I reach junior high school the haze of darkness in my home and family is ever present. A dull buzz of depression surrounds my brai...

I recently saw Los Lobos live in concert for the fifth time. At the second concert, I was given the opportunity to meet the band. As I recall, I didn't embarrass myself too badly when I stumbled my way around asking for autographs on a t-shirt. Had I been the woman tha...


Ah, sweet July! Summer is in full swing. There's a young man working in the garden. He's listening to some hillbilly grass; frailing banjos and droning fiddles; distinct and mesmerizing.  The combination of the music, the weather and the all around feeling good activa...

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