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Current and Future Goals and Dreams (2018-19)

Posted on September 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on or around my birthday.

These are my goals for the coming year.

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Reviewing the Year (2017-18)

Posted on September 7, 2018 at 2:53 pm

Each year I like to look back over the previous year, and then set goals for the coming year. Many people do this on Jan 1st; I prefer to do it on my birthday. I often refine the accomplishments and goals until my new year, Samhain, but the bulk of the work is done on or around my birthday.

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Chakra Work: Foundation

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 10:58 am

This year my coven has decided to quietly embark on a couple of intermediate lessons for ourselves. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to do more than just teach the class, and it feels really good to get into new things.¬†Daystar is making salves for the wheel of the year; Cynnamon is teaching some of the live classes .¬† .¬† . and I’m heading up a series of lessons on each of the seven major chakras.

Muladhara (Root)

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Being Hungry

Posted on March 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm

(I almost can’t write this, I still feel intense shame.)

There were two times in my my life when I was poor enough to feel actual physical hunger. The first was when my parents first separated and I was living with my mother in a commune in Berkeley (CA).* I’d been wrested from a typical middle-class (white) suburban lifestyle full of meat and bread in unlimited quantities and thrust willy-nilly into a hippie commune. No sugar. Homemade bread. No meat, except when we killed a chicken or rabbit. Nothing processed.

I hated it.

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Seven Years

Posted on March 5, 2017 at 1:52 pm

Seven ago today I began a process of deliberately poisoning my body; in the medical profession this is called chemotherapy.

It was the toughest thing I have ever done in my life. Partly because it wasn’t a one time even, but a whole series of sessions. And it got worse as time went on.

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hit by a car

Posted on January 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm

On Dec 23 I was crossing the street on my way home and was hit by a car.

Said like that: how terrifying and scary!

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Sausage & Apples

Posted on December 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

I eat a lot of eggs for breakfast, pretty much every day in fact. During the week that usually means I’ve created some kind of ‘bake’ — veggies, maybe meat, probably some cheese, covered in an egg/milk combination and then baked until the eggs are set.

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Words of Me: Two

Posted on October 27, 2016 at 7:50 am

Creating a kind of mission statement.

1. My mind, body and soul are very important to me. I promise to take care of them by…

Treating my body with respect for the hard work it does so elegantly. Cherishing its strength and helping it achieve its best level of health. Feeding my brain art, literature, music, and puzzles to keep it sharp and active. Filling my soul with art and music, and beauty so that I might maintain my divine connection with the Lord and Lady.

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30 Days of Yoga

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 12:01 pm

In June I challenged myself to do yoga every day. Knowing that I probably wouldn’t be able to do it every single day, I gave myself a bit of an out: my challenge was to get to the mat, if only metaphorically. If I could show up, that would count. So, how did I do?

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Oysters I Like

Posted on June 1, 2016 at 12:20 pm

The oysters of my youth were huge things, briny and thick — I hated them and couldn’t see why people made such a fuss over them.

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