Greetings from Michigan! I arrived Stateside on April 6, and have treasured reconnecting with my communities of heart and home after more than three months in Peru. Lansing and Kalamazoo, it is good to be among you! … especially between … Continue reading →
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Monday greetings! I’m back to Kalamazoo after four days road-tripping a swath of Michigan: the Bay area, Greater Lansing, and near the borderlands of “Michiana“. I’m feeling especially grateful for the variety of persons — past and present — who … Continue reading →
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Your strength is to stand still, after you see yourself. Stand still in the Light that discovers, then strength comes, and mercy. ~ George Fox On this rainy morning here in Kalamazoo, somewhat inland from the Big Water of Lake … Continue reading →
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Note: This post includes some experiences as a survivor of sexual violence, in case a reader may wish to know this in advance. The Chicago weekend-scape was a choice to breathe lightly after an August whirlwind. I felt unsettled by … Continue reading →
Greetings on this sunny morning! The early light glows over the greening grass. It’s a sight that warms my heart here in Kalamazoo after a week in Lansing. During my visit, I performed as the featured artist of Take Back … Continue reading →
With April around the corner, days warm and “season greeters” pop-up through the not-yet-green landscape. At my new home-ground in Kalamazoo, I await for who appears. Thanks to Mildred, who tended the plant-life between the 1940s and 2010s, perennials are … Continue reading →
As a survivor, I choose how to walk in this world. I did not choose the particular violence that happened to me. But I choose how to live after violence, and I strive to be gentle on my way “forward.” … Continue reading →