It has taken me three weeks to crawl my way through James Agee’s A Death in the Family. Crawl as in slowly, gradually pulling myself through and over the dense landscape of words and pregnant prose. The Pulitzer Prize-winning book is set in Knoxville, Tennessee in the early twentieth century. Woven with themes of loss,… Continue reading The Unread Book Project: A Death in the Family
Several years ago, I had the pleasure of working with my friend and feng shui consultant, Sharon McNamara. Together, we worked on setting intentions—not only for the rooms in my home, but for the rooms in my life. Sharon introduced me to the “bagua,” a chart that relates to nine distinct areas of your life… Continue reading About the Intending
For Christmas this year, my dear friend Tara gave me a copy of the We’Moon Calendar. It is a treasure trove of astrology and mythology, prayers and incantations, seasons and cycles, poetry, art and…so much more! Its daily calendar includes astrological notations and seasonal celebrations, like the solstices and eclipses. Today, for example, is the… Continue reading [ Joyous Imbolc! ]
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It’s winter in New England. I mean it is WINTER IN NEW ENGLAND. Mother Nature is doing her best to let us know it—loud and clear. According to the National Weather Service, Bradley Airport here in Connecticut has had approximately 58 inches of snow this month, and the pile in my driveway is big enough… Continue reading Food for Thought Friday: Pop-Tarts, Deviled Eggs and…Brussels Sprouts?
A Passing This day. This day will surely go unnoticed. It would by me were it not for a small thread of memory that tip-toed across my thoughts in the hours before dawn. This day. This day will surely go unnoticed. It is inconsequential in the grand and complicated and forgetful turnings of this world… Continue reading Unfinished Business in 3-Part Form
I was listening to NPR on my way to pick up groceries before yet another snowstorm. “Call now and tell us what you want President Obama to say in his State of the Union address tonight,” the announcer said, enthusiastically. I laughed a little. As much as I am a proponent of the good work… Continue reading State of the Union