Category Archives: Books

When Coyote Shows Up To Play

Several months ago I signed up on Owl & Crow for an on-line course in creating a Major Arcana tarot deck of SoulCollage® cards.  It started January 8th, but by then I had forgotten exactly what I had enrolled in.  … Continue reading

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Sitting on the Hag Seat: A Knot of Celtic Poetry

This Imbolc Day I honor Brigit, Gaelic goddess and saint, releasing into Her hands my gift to Ireland: (Click on cover to order) Sitting on the Hag Seat was inspired by a pilgrimage I made to Ireland in 2015.  The … Continue reading

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An Opinionated Aesthetic

All my life I’ve loved to read, but being a writer I have read more about writing than about reading and read much more than I have ever written.  So I got to thinking I might get some writing tips … Continue reading

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Published in We’ Moon

I am proud to announce that a couple of my poems will be featured in We’ Moon next year. We’ Moon is a women’s almanac published every year since 1987 by Mother Tongue Ink in Oregon. It’s been my constant … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo # 29 The Review

I decided in the spirit of self-promotion to review one of my own books. The Naked Man is a chapbook inspired by a true muse, a extremely intelligent, charming and desirable muse of a man, trapped, it seemed to me, … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Sophia

“she[Wisdom] is a reflection of eternal light, a spotless mirror of the working of God, and an image of his goodness.” Wisdom of Solomon 7:26 Among her other attributes Mary Magdalene is often pictured with a book.  It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Misogyny- A Postscript

Have you ever thought about how few words we have in English specific to women’s lives? I hadn’t either until I discovered Suzette Haden Elgin’s  book Native Tongue.  At the time, I was reading a lot of speculative (SF) fiction … Continue reading

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Desiring Dragons

 “I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fáfnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever … Continue reading

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New Year’s Toast to Reality

This morning my husband sent me a book review by Edward Marriot of Alan Bennett’s novel The Uncommon Reader in which Her Royal Majesty, the queen of England, accidentally stumbles upon the pleasures of reading. It becomes an obsession with … Continue reading

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