I carry your heart

December 22, 2020
Before dawn 21 years ago today the call came that my mother had died. It was not a surprise; she'd been sick for the better part of a year. I left home in 1972. It...

How to determine if it’s time to eliminate someone fr...

November 30, 2020
When we let people into the sacred space of our lives, they must deserve to be there. And want to be there. They must give you a place in their lives. And--this is...

Discover (or rediscover) the healing power of honest conver...

November 23, 2020
Each of us goes through challenging periods in our lives, times of struggle and pain. If we're lucky, we count one or two trusted comrades among our friends. Folks who...

How they shoulda, coulda, woulda

November 9, 2020
One of my friends lives in a state of constant regret. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. I can see how it happened: Traumatized at an early age by a dominant, unreasonable and...

Connect with the clarity that comes from maturity — a...

November 3, 2020
When the veil that obscures our vision is removed, the perfect clarity that results is a beautiful thing. Oh, it may not be the most comfortable thing, but it clears the...

Day of the Dead: Here’s to the ones that we’ve

October 31, 2020
The Mexican Day of the Dead is actually several days, during which loved ones who have transitioned are honored with altars, offerings and visits to the cemetery. During...

Dreams die hard

October 26, 2020
Walking down the hall in my temporary hotel quarters in my hometown, a discarded star on the carpet caught the light and my attention. It's been there for at least...

Walking the sacred path with friends who stick like glue

October 19, 2020
This is for Michael, Gregory, Bonnie, Michele, Scott, bestie Lee, Maui girls Susan and Alice, Cheri, Joanne, MaryLou and for my beloved Marilyn, who is now on the other...

I am not writing about you. Or I am.

October 16, 2020
“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” Every writer I know...

How the threat of fascism was the root of one man’s p...

October 12, 2020
What kind of world do we want to leave our children and grandchildren? And how do we communicate our values to them? What are we teaching our children when there are...

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