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NaPoWriMo # 23 Cartomancy

I pulled the High priestess from my Ryder Waite tarot deck.  It’s the deck I learned to tell the cards with and its still my favorite because it incorporates so many plain, simple and universal symbols.  However, I have a … Continue reading

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Speaking Out

First They Came for the Jews Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out … Continue reading

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It Felt Like Coming Home

Last week, I had the great pleasure of reading my poetry at an AIPF (Austin International Poetry Festival) event hosted by Book Woman. It’s been years since I was in a dedicated woman’s book store.  It felt like coming home.  I … Continue reading

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To Witness: An Act of Love

      I saw Amour last weekend. Those of you close to me know how closely it paralleled the story of my own parents. My mother too suffered a debilitating stroke and was cared for faithfully by my dad until she died. … Continue reading

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Magdalene as Mad Woman

Last Sunday I had the great pleasure of speaking from the pulpit at a local Unity church.  It’s been a long time since I donned my robes and spoke to a congregation.  I am very grateful to Reverend Ellen Davis … Continue reading

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Mythmaking and The Life of Pi

Myths and fairytales have fascinated me since childhood.  Perhaps, I understood instinctively that they were doorways into other realms and not just those of the imagination.  Reading transported me instantly into a thousand worlds full of adventure, color and excitement, … Continue reading

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Other Magdalenes

Have you seen all the Magdalene stories on the market?  Disciple, preacher, witness, sinner, companion, mourner, sensualist – her image contains at least a dozen roles from which she can speak to the heart.   My favorite is survivor. Rarely has … Continue reading

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