Category Archives: Storytelling

NaPoWriMo: The Tiny Place – Day 25

Yesterday I spent inside a snail shell – today the frame continues small around me.  I’m thinking of Alice and the tiny door that took her into Wonderland.  I met a man at Round Top this weekend.  He sat beside … 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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NaPoWriMo Day Ten Alphabet Soup

Hi! Playing catch-up after missing a couple of days. I’m posting Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyz,  with a nod to Big Bird, only because I am determined to finish the month having  completed all the prompts and time’s a-zoomin’. Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwkyz Almost every night I … Continue reading

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NaPoWriM0 #9 A Moral Tale

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On the Telling of Tales

This morning, I’m contemplating story – how it enchants and enchains; how it sets us free.  Writing is my craft and stories are my passion.  How they work in the world, what purpose they serve, the way they move us … Continue reading

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Guadalupe – Our Lady of the Americas

Today is Guadalupe’s Feast day.  As so many people do,  I feel a special affinity with her.  So much so that several years ago I collaborated with my fellow poet and author Kathryn Smith in writing, producing and co-starring in … Continue reading

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The Boast

Lovers of leaving, caravaneers, nomads, Come. Hear my boast.  For on a night like this when ghosts prowl the boundaries of the light only a boast will firm your jelly knees and warm the back you have turned to the … Continue reading

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The Heat

Feeling down? Depressed? Done in by the patriarchy, yet again? Go see The Heat with Mellissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock.  You’ll laugh your head off and come out feeling happier, energized and empowered.  Laughter is the best medicine – so … Continue reading

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Connections

Months after finishing the last rewrite, synchronicities and connections to Mary Magdalene keep coming my way.  Last week, researching, Magdalene’s feast day I found the following little tale, said to come from the apocryphal Arabic Infancy Gospel, part of which … Continue reading

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My Totem Animal

Author’s Note: Lately, my art partner Michelle Anglin and I have been exploring Native American trickster stories in our art blog Two Twitch A Tale. At the same time I am re-reading Lewis Hyde’s amazing book, Trickster Makes This World … Continue reading

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