Category Archives: Health

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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Light in the Dark 4/21

My first feature performance for 2011 is scheduled for April 21 at 7:00pm, “Light in the Dark: Words of Life, Love, & Loss.”  The venue is the Mid-Michigan Family Theatre, 440 Frandor Avenue in Frandor Shopping Center of Lansing, thanks … Continue reading

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Cross the Border

How do we change anything? Anything pertaining to the injustices of this world, in our communities and relationships. Do we take on the system? Do we engage our loved ones? Some of us gravitate toward one or the other; few … Continue reading

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Story Survives

I’ve struggled with words for weeks, scribbling and setting aside an account of the peaceful protest I attended October 1 outside the Ingham County Prosecutor’s office; see my photos on Flickr.  I cannot capture the essence of that experience and … 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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A young man began playing piano as I viewed the woodcut “American” by Shaqe Kalaj, we two the only people in the Art Lounge at the University of Michigan Union. We were far from lonely, though, surrounded by voices of … Continue reading

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Regina Holliday: A Perfect Storm

Regina Holliday is a health-care reform activist. She is powered by love for her late husband Fred, who was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer last spring and died on June 17 at the age of 39. A week after … Continue reading

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73 Cents: A Mural by Regina Holliday

Today I learned about Regina Holliday, a health-care activist who’s painting murals. She’s spurred by the recent loss of her husband Fred to renal cancer. Check out her powerful and huge mural 73 Cents, which depicts her family’s story in … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about bellies and mine’s recent expansion. In the year-plus since I moved to Belgium, the baggy pants have become snug. There’s nothing permanent about my belly’s current contours, though they could persist. And though not the only … Continue reading

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Healing Journey

‘How long are you willing to wait?’ asked Jim Pym during a course on healing and meditation at Claridge House, Quaker retreat center. For me the question sounds out, ‘How long am I willing to wait in hope, open to … Continue reading

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