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CALLING ALL KINDRED SPIRITS!

The morning of the “original” 9/11, I was scurrying about fixing a snack platter and drinks for the beginning of our very first Kindred Spirit Retreat in Jackson, Wyoming. At the time, I was a woman without a phone or … Continue reading

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BE GOOD MEDICINE

 I was in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago for a few days. I wrote most of this post while there, but held onto it and did not post. It seems especially timeworthy, in light of Luna and Dex: … Continue reading

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FROG, DEER, AND STEVE BUSCEMI

No doubt, you are aware that the world is a mess these days. From wars, to environmental catastrophe, to filthy politics, to gun violence, to domestic and animal abuse—you name it, we got it. I spend time pondering the why … Continue reading

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BODY WISDOM

I am allowing myself the luxury of listening to my body today, and my body is saying “Stay in your pajamas, wrap up your chilled neck and chest, try an espsom salt bath later. Recline. Nap.” My body is chilled … Continue reading

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NOT ON MY WATCH

My morning started out like anybody’s morning: I took out the trash, cleaned up dog poop, filled the bird feeders, and checked on the two ponds to see if the raccoons had partied in them the night before. Then I … Continue reading

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OSCAR’S RETURN: ON MEDITATION, CLEAR-SEEING, AND RUNNING AWAY

 Let me set the stage for this wonder, this grace, that God-plopped right into my life three brief nights ago: Carter is sitting—grinning—beside the tub-pond on our small wooden deck. The sun has slanted low at the eve of the … Continue reading

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GOD PLOP

Yesterday, something astonishing happened to me. In a good way. At a time when I had lost all sense of direction, and was feeling hopeless. I want to share this because I had told my friend a couple days ago … Continue reading

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POSSESSED BY PONDS

As most of you regular readers know, I’m sorta pond crazy. My obsession started in Indiana, where I put in a small but elaborate in-ground stone-edged pond in my back yard, and a bathtub pond up by my garden. I … Continue reading

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THE GREAT TURKEY CAPER

He filled my arms like a 50-pound sack of snakes, squirming and terribly strong. “Carter, I don’t know if I can lift him up,” I gasped, winded from the effort of containing him. “God, he’s so darn strong!” “Watch out for … Continue reading

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FEAR, GUILT, TREES, AND FLOWERS

Thanks to all your wonderful prayers, which I humbly requested from you all, our Bloomington house is now under contract! The new hopeful buyers are a couple who truly love the house. And these angels appeared only five days after … Continue reading

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