Feb 20

Why “F%&@# the South” Will Never Work

People defaced the state of civil rights hero James Meredith last week. Many people had a whole bunch of valid things to say about it, but it’s often the same old song and dance. Someone inevitably starts sounding like FuckTheSouth.com. I am a blue heart in a red state, and this only pisses us off. […]

Feb 2

Brighid Poetry Slam

Sacred Flame and Holy Well Poet’s Word and Hammerfell I step into the fire with my heart in my hands Reforged in the Light of the World. —Imbolc, 2014

Dec 19

The Marrows of the Year

It’s well documented that depression reigns in this time of the year. Not only does the darkness take a physical toll upon our bodies, but our environment is dropping leaves, stripping to the bark. Many of us struggle to get out of bed, feeling our connection to the earth and her rhythms. Others barrel into […]

Oct 26

Ancestry

When I lost my mother in 1997, I felt I’d lost the well from whence I’d sprung. More and more, her friends tell me I remind them of her, how they see her face in mine, how my words hold her steel… It’s enough to give someone a crisis of identity, or at least question […]

Sep 22

Equilibrium

e·qui·lib·ri·um /ˌēkwəˈlibrēəm,ˌekwə-/, noun noun: equilibrium; plural noun: equilibria 1. a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced. We are a culture afraid of stillness. We move so quickly, as if our lives should compete with a 24-hour news cycle. Eating on the run, pot-watching, compulsive checks of the time and social media, burning our […]

Sep 5

Sacred Oathbreaking

“Come, come, whoever you are. Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving. It doesn’t matter. Ours is no caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times. Come, yet again, come.” —Rumi This is one of the things I love best about the Unitarian Universalism: that every seeker, every gypsy—everyone is joyously […]