Category Archives: Spirituality

Greetings for 2012

During the darkest weeks of this winter season, I stepped back to take in the fullness of the past year. The reflection surfaced gratitude, personally and professionally. As days began to lengthen, I retreated to Trout Lake in the Hiawatha … Continue reading

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Invocation of Light

…I greet the black morning and its bright stars, frost pinching my nose, quiet filling my ears. Chiron, a stray dog into a fourth week of fostering, stretches his legs in the yard. We return to the warmth of the … Continue reading

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Give Away

At the workshop “Writing as Healing,” participants taught me the importance of listening, often times a challenge for wordy-types like myself. The lesson especially was fitting for a program being given at The Listening Ear Crisis Center, which offers a … Continue reading

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Tipping the Balance

This week holds Autumn Equinox, when day and night are nearly equal in length, a threshold from summer to fall in the North, where leaves begin to burn with color and layer the ground. Night now will outpace day for … Continue reading

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Energy Encounters

Tuesday, March 2, 8am/ East Lansing, Michigan/ Day of Rage with the Coalition Against Sexual Violence “Do you have a mother?” Not sure how the question comes to me, but I quickly realize the man is too young to have … Continue reading

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Between Butterfly Wings

In the past month, it was an honor to be part of of 16 Days Lansing, a program inspired by the international campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence initiated in 1991 by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership … Continue reading

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December 13, Not Quite the Fortnight Before Christmas

The tree points up bound in light Bulbs reflect rainbows silhouettes of spirits who visit loved ones .. .. .. Grandma’s throw lies about my neck pastels crocheted upon her lap Those hands gave love in soup and shawl Franciscan … Continue reading

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Overcoming Avoidance

It’s great to walk around the neighborhood with Mama Dog, yet we don’t stroll tightly knit streets at peak times like 5pm to 7pm on weekdays. With a dog-aggressive 50-pound Amstaff/ Pitbull, that’s way too much stimulation! So I aim … Continue reading

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The bugs sing in the heat.  Narrow golden leaves ride the breeze, spiral to the ground in waves, ripple in the air current, animated as butterflies with the dexterity of thin wings.  The tomatoes and bell peppers continue to grow. … Continue reading

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nothing of substance

nothing of substance split an irrevocable rift these small things potential chemical cocktails are consequential we are responsible for the ripple behold its reach as the full moon wanes the goddess forewarned but was denied so it is time to … Continue reading

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