December 7, 2016

Wait without thought, Part 2

Yesterday I was scheduled for a mammogram. You see, 18 months ago I had a mastectomy. Typing these words and knowing that I lived through that […]
December 6, 2016

Wait without hope

There are many moments as I get older, where it’s been crucial to wait for some kind of news, often related to one’s health, but equally […]
December 5, 2016

Open your depths by plunging into them

If you have been following my writing over the years, you know that I am a fan of Rainer Maria Rilke. His birthday was yesterday. I am […]
December 4, 2016


Yesterday I was listening to an ancient mixed CD and rediscovered the song Birds by Mark Shepard, a pretty obscure little gem of a tune by […]
December 3, 2016

What we seek

I dip into my 1991 copy of Earth Prayers from Around the World edited by Elizabeth Robers and Elias Amidon from time to time. There’s always […]
December 2, 2016

There are forms of espionage in every day life

All kinds of subversive things find their way into the body. Bessel van der Kolk writes about this in his book The Body Keeps the Score. Here’s a […]