My Mother's birthday was day before Halloween. She would have been 104 were she alive. Yesterday was Halloween or Samhain, which was the birthday of my best friend in High School during those tumultuous teenage years. She died when she was 21. She would have been 62. Today is All Souls Day and the Day of the Dead when we are to celebrate our dear departed family and … [Read more...] about Family Bibles and Sugar Skulls
The Geography of Seasons Summer is upon us here in Tucson where we are based. And when the temp gets to be over 110° F this old Editor/Publisher goes into siesta mode! But never fear, it hasn't hit those scorching temperatures as yet this year, and we are still writing and putting out prompts. Our local tradition dictates June as a time to pray for rain. While the … [Read more...] about June, Litha, Solstice Writing Prompts
No matter how I answer the question that is the title of this post, I am dizzy. I knew this month, March, would be busy due to my decision to feature other women's writings about women all month long on the Women's Legacy Project. This took a bit of planning, procedure development, and a whole lotta learning on my part. It was so worth it. I will write more about the nuts … [Read more...] about Prayer Wheel or Whirlwind?
I wrote much of this post in July 2015: I spent a lot of the day with my brother, Jim, reading prayers he liked (Psalms), ones I like (Buddhist), telling him I love him, talking to him about family, telling him his love for me was always something I cherished, that we would make sure his wife of 52 years is okay. After I said good-bye I wandered around Costco and waited for a … [Read more...] about The Last Living Child of My Parents
After several weeks of living in a funk I have re-emerged with energy and ideas. Watch out world! TED Women - TEDx Tucson Women I was lucky to be invited, or have an invitation wrangled for me by my friend Pam Vaner of My Sassy Notions, to a gathering organized by Mary Reed, TEDxTucson Leader extraordinaire, to catch a livestream of a session of TED Women 2015 with around 15 … [Read more...] about What A Freakin' Amazing Week!