“When did you become so political?” my partner Joey asked me. I set down the irreverent flipbook while laughing at his response to the image that I posted with much glee on my Instagram page. “Mommy, when I grow up, I want to smash the white racist, homophobic, patriarchal bullshit paradigm too.” “I have always … Continue reading The Face of Courage
It began with Walmart. At least for me. When Walmart grew in strength, size, and influence, I began to understand the negative impact of convenience on a community's health and heart. My kids were in Waldorf School by then. Parents, teachers and children banded together to create festivals in honor of nature's changing seasons, and … Continue reading Us Little Folks Try Harder
They say my Santa Ana Canyon, early Californio ancestors were “Born to the Saddle.” Before I left Orange County, I was determined to touch the horizon that dominants the skyline: Saddleback Mountain. My ancestors and this land have lived in me as a River Beneath the River, always guiding and affecting my life. It is … Continue reading I Finally Did It!
I absolutely believe in the power and protection of loved ones from the other side. One of my most favorite Angels is my Grandpy Joe who once again has reached across the veil that separates the living and wherever he is at to provide for his family. Skyler wanted to go on a surf trip … Continue reading Pennies from Heaven
I had the best intentions of finishing that rambling road trip to Oregon awhile ago, but life, or perhaps I should say death had different plans for me. October is the end of the Celtic Year when the veil between the worlds is thinnest and if you pay attention you can feel the spirits on … Continue reading Rambling Roses