A Nancy Day

My friend Nancy died yesterday. I knew she was dying. Everyone knew. She knew. A week ago she refused any more treatments and surrendered to hospice. And then she left us. I took this photo at home about an hour before the news reached me that she was gone. I was doing what I love…

Ghost Pages

I love it when I take the time to write something longhand on paper and long afterward I turn to a blank page to find the imprint of the words from the former page. The ghost of my words pressed into the page from beyond the page. Magic mention of former thoughts. Evidence that I…

Sweet November

I am here. I neglected this space out of the necessity last week. My big speaking engagement went down in history over the weekend. I needed every available moment to practice my speech, diction, delivery; and right up to the last day I kept adding insights or edits. I practiced until I nearly lost my…

Samhain Synergy

This is not mine. I found it online while nosing around for something else. I haven’t been able to identify a source for credit so I will do the minimum and disclaim any credit of my own. Other than credit for identifying it as good material for the Yep Files. The veil is thin. Make…

Mercy Burgers Are Made Of People, Not Plants

Finally, yesterday, the heat broke in Mercyburg. Suddenly I can’t remember if I have been spelling it Mercyberg or Mercyburg. I also suddenly realized giving my realm such a name would make me a Mercyburger. That’s just damn funny, aside from the fact that Mercy Burger sounds like some kind of edible vegan patty. Or…

Unbeauty And The Beast

How many times can you break a fast before you have admit you are no longer fasting? Twice? Three times? I could type “I broke my Spending Fast again,” but if I did that three times I might as well type “I am no longer on a Spending Fast.” Except I am back on it,…

Full Frontal Wellness

I’ve written before about how the different aspects of our wellness are interconnected and interdependent. Each aspect of wellness affects all the others. When one aspect suffers, all are affected. When one thrives, all are affected. The most obvious example is the way physical wellness affects emotional wellness. Physical wellness also affects all the other…

Gay Church; An Ecumenical Review

So I’m still doing this photo mash-up thing. I don’t really have an explanation for it. I’ve been trying all week to write about gay church. I finally made it last Sunday. You may remember my first attempt was a fail; got lost with a dead phone. This time I caught a carpool. Arrived intact…

More Migrant Wellness

I’m traveling again. The year is only halfway done and I’m already on my fourth trip. I’m sitting in a coffee house now with a few hours before my next event. These are the frags I have neglected over the past couple of weeks: I forgot to flip Blazing for the second image. Or perhaps…

Open Road Wellness

I went away for a while. Did AirBnB, in two cities over four days. Some vacations are all about taking in. This one was all about emptying out. Not that I planned it that way. I didn’t plan it at all. I said yes to an invitation, packed a bag, chipped in for costs, and…

Good Sabbath

Sadness has passed as I said it would. I went to Hiking Church to express my gratitude. Although when home is this pretty, why would any need to change her scenery? Because it’s healthy. And sometimes hilarious. Considering my post from last week I was most amused to find this woodpecker damage. On the Christian…

All The Sacrilege

The woodpecker who tries to peck Jesus every year has returned. He’s out there banging away at the metal Messiah. It reverberates through the gully and into my house. The Jesus Crack House. So named for the giant cracks in the brick facade on the West end, and for the giant crucified Jesus which looks…