My Pleasure is My Priority
Jun11

My Pleasure is My Priority

I feel hesitant to write a piece on pleasure, and to claim pleasure as if it is mine to fully embody. Mostly, I feel comfortable claiming pleasure as a much later priority for me: behind responsibility, behind consideration of others, behind social justice, behind busyness, behind hard work.  To claim my pleasure as my priority feels selfish and incites my fear of ridicule.  I fear that you, as a reader, will see this and say,...

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Taboo, A Supernatural Threat
Jun03

Taboo, A Supernatural Threat

I’m going to be honest – I wasn’t that excited about the topic of taboo. Because of course there are taboos we most likely agree on (jeez, I hope) –  like incest, necrophilia, cannibalism, pedophilia, bestiality. Then there are ones that I know get plenty of folks hot behind the ears…but are filed under ‘live and let live’ where I come from – like homosexuality, intermarriage, adultery, abortion. And...

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More True than Life
Apr15

More True than Life

Conversations in Going Deeper Musing on Legend As often happens, percolating on an article, I encountered three quotes…and at their intersection – exactly what I would like to talk to you about today – which is this: Your Legend is even more True than Your Life. I’ll start explaining by hoisting up my first quote by Isabel Allende who began a 2007 Tales of Passion Ted talk by saying, “There’s a Jewish saying...

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Set Yourself in Motion
Mar11

Set Yourself in Motion

Conversations in Going Deeper Musing on Revolution My muse just loves to wriggle in and put her feet up in between the definitions for words…and she’s tickled pink about the possibilities for Revolution! Revolution noun 1 a forcible overthrow of society in favor of a new system or a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works or is organized and in people’s ideas about it. 2 motion in a circular course...

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Backbends at the Threshold
Feb06

Backbends at the Threshold

Conversations in Going Deeper Musing on Manifestation Manifestation is a curious word. Coming from the Latin manus “hand” + festus of fendere “strike” same as, of course, manifesto. As if with a strike of our hand and a well turned phrase we could declare what we’d like and it would fall at our feet – solid and true. It doesn’t quite work like that…except in those rare times when it does. And we humans, at...

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confetti or tea?
Jan07

confetti or tea?

Conversations in Going Deeper Musing on Community Oh there is a clock on your coffee machine Telling you what time it is relative to where you’ve got to be. There’s a clock on the console of your car telling you what time it is relative to how far you’ve got to go Before you’re there at your destination Could be a place of work, a place of rest, or the watering hole. But the question remains, Well what is time? It’s when the sun comes...

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