Chris and the Coop

Chris and the Coop

I’m sitting on the floor of the duck coop, where I’ve taken Chris outside for the first time. We don’t have an adequate housing for her outside, so she’s been housebound for these first weeks. Bella, the muscovy, is sitting on eggs in the upper “deck” of the coop, so I’ve shut the door between…

Trust

Trust

It feels as if the world has tossed herself up into the air, fracturing into billions of intricate puzzle pieces, all of which are now drifting down among us, asking to be recast into a new picture. Amidst all the upheaval of Covid 19 and the BLM protests, I have had some upheaval of my…

Last Night I Saw Jesus

Last Night I Saw Jesus

Last night, I saw Jesus. It was a sweet, uplifting moment that came with the dawn glow over our side fence. Here is the story of sweet Jesus: For the past year now, I’ve been feeding an unknown critter in my garden shed. I have a little hole in the rear of it, about the…

Death–the Final Frontier?

This winter, I decided to trim back even less of my garden when all the plants began their annual march from lush abundance, to spent sticks. As the palette in my yard shifted from greens to splashes of gold and bronze, then finally to shades of pewter, brown, and silver, the winter birds began arriving….

CARTER

The bare trees clatter their branches together in the strong east winds on this chilly morning. Gone now are the whispered conversations of leaves, the soft hiss of green grasses bending in a summer breeze. I always keep a handkerchief in my pocket now for when my nose starts dripping from the cold. I set…

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 a TV, so imagine my shock when the first out-of-state retreat participants arrived with eyes…

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: Over the solstice, Carter’s daughter, Jessica, married a wonderful young man, David, in an informal,…

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 of our collective insanity, but not too much time, because pondering insanity is a waste…