The first inkling I had on this interconnected business was in 2004 when I was in treated for breast cancer. I told my oncologist that I was slipping out from Santa Fe, NM for a bit, and going to go hang out at the beach. The oncologist, who reminded me of a Norman Rockwell character of a doctor, said, “Excellent idea. The ocean is our primordial connection. But don’t get a sunburn!”
Shamanic Healing on Father’s Day
I knew little to nothing about shamanism. Actually, I held onto my Navajo friend’s perspective: what’s with the white people trying to be like the indigenous people? Come to find out, indigenous white folk in ancient Europe had their shamans. Really, it’s not unlike ritual prayer of today.
Avian Antics in a Troubled World
Busty orange breasts take presence in the courtyard, wiry feet cling to a copper rim precariously balancing the full weight of each robin fat from a harvest… Read more “Avian Antics in a Troubled World”
Coyote in the Snow
Your telltale footprints in the snow let me know that you cruised my home last night. What did you think that you would find? An opened… Read more “Coyote in the Snow”
A Stormy Change
The world changes of 2019 are no better than in 1967. There are leaders without compassion, ethics or foundational morality. Power and greed are the key words affiliated with a growing handful of leaders around the planet. Followers cheer these leaders on, while others cry foul. How does this happen? I suppose the answer lies somewhere within the same reasons for a 1967 power grab and the people who asked for nothing more than a warm home in the winter, a full pantry, and reasons to give gratitude each morning.
Childhood Wonder Resurrected–Temporarily
Yesterday the first real snowfall blanketed my outside view in sparkling white. Everything beneath the water-laden sky transformed into pure crystalline snowflake-covered other-worldly scenes. That seasonal transformation… Read more “Childhood Wonder Resurrected–Temporarily”
From Unicorn to Vampire
An update on my mystical journey through Cancer World. When I transformed from human into a pale white unicorn, a strange, fantastical world opened before me.… Read more “From Unicorn to Vampire”
When I Sit Among the Trees
Aspens, their leaves
graceful in the wind,
reasons to smile,
reasons to dance,
reasons to make each
A New Normal When Cancer Changes Everything
Yes, cancer changes everything. Things I did two years ago are not even possible now. Is this a worse-case scenario? Yes and no. Yes because I love to cook, hike, and explore the world around me. I can’t do that right now. No because I’ve an opportunity to learn new ways and new perspectives.