Category: Musings

Be a Channel for Change: A Message From Mexico City

Protest street art by the native and locals against colonialism in Mexico City.

A piece I wrote for the socials, ahead of the 2020 presidential election, is suddenly gaining traction again. Proving that the algorithm is as mysterious as ever, because why now? (And confoundingly, as always, how)??? In any case, it confirmed for me that the energy in our country and the world is rising. And how… Read more »

Uncertainty Thy Name Is Dread

Hello Friends,   How often do you feel consumed by dread?   I’m not just talking about the free-floating anxiety that settles on your shoulder for a little mid-day chat a là you really should have that mole checked, it’s probably cancer, also, way to overshare with the UPS guy, plus: you’ve probably filled your quota… Read more »

Challenging the Always/Nevers (And Sea Glass Hecklers)

I’m not a fan of using terms like “always” or “never”. They’re limiting, lend toward extreme thinking, and most of all they don’t describe anything remotely literal because nothing definitive can actually be described by those words. Well, most of the time. I mean, I truly believe I’ll never say the words, “I need to… Read more »

Sea Glass, For Example

Near the center and towards the back, on the middle shelf of the built-in sideboard. A small teacup sits filled with the sea glass I brought home from Glass Beach in Ele’ele, Kaua’i well over 20 years ago.  It’s never been displayed with the many other jars of sea glass that have shown up over… Read more »

The Life Changing Magic of Breaking Up With Conditional Self-Love

One of the unexpected gifts the pandemic has brought to me is a new appreciation for my physical self, exactly the way it is. I’ve uncovered a new seam of unconditional love for it, buried under years of conditioning beliefs that my body was an unreliable and untrustworthy object, something to fix, to control, and… Read more »

When Fear Takes Over

Empty shelves

Friends, I know a bit about hunkering down. Three times since 2014, I’ve had to put my outer life on pause while I attended to the physical and emotional demands of life in a human body. The first was when my husband became ill with the gastric cancer that took his life. Less than a… Read more »

The Unofficial Official Valentine’s Day Ambassador

I have spent 53 years on this planet and I am still waiting to meet someone who behaves like me around Valentine’s Day. Honestly, I thought by now I might have crossed paths with at least one other human being who celebrates this holiday like I do, which is the way I’m sure you can… Read more »

The Miracle of Getting Your Thinking Straight

Hannukah is a celebration of light out of darkness. For eight days we affirm the miracles of plenty, strength, and joy appearing in our lives wherever there was formerly lack, weakness, or sorrow. Unless of course, you’re celebrating the miracle of Viagra, then I think after that long you’re supposed to call your doctor. Ok…. Read more »

Gratitude For It All

Coffee spilled on the ground in a parking lot by viewer's feet.

It’s November, which means we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving-inspired gratitude platitudes. When I finally find my magic wand, so help me the first thing I’m going to do (after banning any mention of Pumpkin Spice anything before October 1st), is to restore some dignity to the concept of gratitude, which we in the digital age… Read more »

Call The Stereotype Police, Please

Well, I suppose it’s that time again, Friends. It’s another episode of This Gives Me a Fucking Migraine Every Single Time. Last month I read an article in the New York Times about a ‘Psychic’ who was sentenced to 40 months in prison and required to pay $1.6 million in restitution to the woman she… Read more »