This is what happens when a train of thought runs off track…

This postcard, called “Running with Chickens” was today’s post on the Daily Postcard blog. It made me giggle. And then I thought: Don’t step on the chickens! “The line between normal and crazy seemed impossibly thin. A person would have to be an expert tightrope walker in order not to fall.” – Augusten Burroughs, Running […]

It’s February 8th, Do You Know Where Your Resolutions Are?

Groundhog Hair by Amber Alexander • • • OK, so what happened to January? And what about those resolutions? If you’re up here north of the jet stream, I suspect your resolutions have burrowed back under a couple feet of snow with the illustrious groundhog! I know how you feel—mine are still a bunch of […]

The Unread Book Project: A Death in the Family

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, […]

About the Intending

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 […]

[ Joyous Imbolc! ]

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 […]