Monthly Archives: November 2013

my first holidays

thanksgiving and christmas have traditionally been holidays i ran from, avoided, ignored, and tried to escape. my escape most commonly took the form of international traveling. this year i’m staying home for thanksgiving and christmas because i’ve made the holidays easy to celebrate. here’s … Continue reading

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another one to burn

i’ve come to the end of another journal. only three pages left. i began this journal 34 months ago, and as always, i couldn’t have predicted at the first entry what love and loss i’d process in the pages that follow. i burn journals. sometimes i rip … Continue reading

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confessions of ice cream, beer, and yoga

confession: i got dressed. i put on yoga clothes, hoping they’d inspire me to go to class this evening. we’ll see.  confession: i’m procrastinating. you probably are, too, since you’re reading these instead of doing something else.  confession: for weeks i’ve pondered … Continue reading

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a good day

i listen to blues guitar music when i’m happy. i always have. i can’t explain why blues guitar amplifies my already-happiness, maybe some of my musician friends can explain something about major and minor chords and heartbeats and the way blues music moves through the hips, … Continue reading

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asking

this year while vision questing with the grandmothers (and yes, for those of you who have wondered, they are actual in-the-flesh grandmothers in their 60’s, 70’s, & 80’s), i was given the task of asking and receiving. with less than two months … Continue reading

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self-care

this week i’ve gone to pole dancing class (twice), hula hoop dancing class, two-step dancing (twice), ran beneath clear starry skies, walked in the rain, made wishes on lightning bolts, shared tequila, wore my favorite pink fluffy skirt that is too … Continue reading

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