Ishtar At The Gates

Ishtar At The Gates

A queen descends into the underworld. She tells no one, but her sister, for surely someone would try to stop her. The queen reaches the first gate, regal in stature and decorated with all the adornments of her divine station as Queen of the Heavens. The first gate...
Making Peace With Church

Making Peace With Church

Every morning at 5a my alarm rings and I make my way to my meditation cushion. At least, that’s what I would like to happen. What actually happens, more often than not, is at 5a my alarm rings, my body says ‘no’ and I hit snooze for another forty...
Confession: I’m Not An Introvert

Confession: I’m Not An Introvert

Is it wedding season? I’m not sure. Maybe everyone around here decided to get married in the Fall because it’s likely to not be a 100 degrees outside; there might even be a breeze. I’m not insulting the weather. Tropical climates suit me because I’m always cold, as if...
I’m Going Analog

I’m Going Analog

I completely short circuited today. I did everything I was supposed to do; everything written in pencil on my five by seven life preserver I call an agenda. On the outside, I was cordial, coherent, and polite. I may have even told a joke or two. Who knows. Because in...
Invisible Ships & Ancestral Myths

Invisible Ships & Ancestral Myths

Charting the waters of your personal narrative. In 1770, Lieutenant James Cook’s 106 foot ship, named the (HM Bark) Endeavor, was looking to dock on the coast of Australia. It was a ‘voyage of discovery’ to Australia and New Zealand. Although the...
The Power Of Divine Forgiveness

The Power Of Divine Forgiveness

What gift bag do you choose for a man that wants nothing to do with you? Smiling giraffes. Yes, smiling giraffes will perfectly convey “it’s okay that you don’t like me and therefore, treated me like dirt. I forgive you because I am kind, practical,...