Monthly Archives: November 2011

LITTLE STEPS FOR LITTLE FEET

I am hoping your Thanksgiving holiday was beautiful. Ours brought much delight, good conversation, peace, and memory of Thanksgivings past. We now step gently into the lunar cycle of Gives Praise, the Clan Mother of the 12th moon cycle. How … Continue reading

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HICCUPS

My life has the hiccups these days. I don’t know why. But many, many little things are not proceeding smoothly as planned. Sometimes, the cosmos arranges itself so that a few really big things go nutso in my life, but … Continue reading

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MAYBE I’LL BE A TURTLE

Carter and I are in the planning stages of a move to Oregon. Yes, we have gone from a pondering stage to a planning stage. That means, we both have been wearing the idea of this move on our shoulders … Continue reading

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NEW MOON PIPE AND PRAYER CEREMONY FOR THE 12TH MOON

November 25 will mark the third month of gathering for prayers and wisdom with my medicine pipe on or near the new moon of each month. If you’ve been following this process, you’ll know that a group of my readers … Continue reading

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WEATHER REPORT

It’s a habit of mine to check the daily weather report. I look at my little weather box on igoogle, and breathe a sigh of relief when the weather icons show a yellow sun, with maybe a poofy cloud to … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF BELONGING

It is past my bedtime, and I never write at night. Writing is, for me, a morning thing. But I made a promise to myself to try and write a bit each day (and post more…), so here it is. … Continue reading

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THE NATURE OF ROUTINE

He used to sing just outside my bedroom window every morning. I would open my eyes to the sound of his bellowing happy voice, and that is how my day would start. For a tiny bird, the Carolina wren packs … Continue reading

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THE QUEST

Yesterday morning, the wind tickled the bellies of the leaves remaining on the hardwood trees and set them off like flocks of birds into the blue morning sky. Off they flew, in great gatherings, some dancing off toward the east, … Continue reading

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RIGHT TIME, RIGHT PLACE—A TALE OF TWO PONDS

The shaman called Rolling Thunder always said that most people just didn’t appreciate how important timing is to everything. And he is right. But I believe he could have taken that sentiment just one step further: right time and right … Continue reading

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