I’m 50!

I recall with a pang in my breath the times my mother mentioned Christmas was not the same without her mother. I barely flinched, I may have flashed an eye to meet hers, but rarely did I extend compassion to my mom when she spoke of such things. More than likely I returned to my own desperate … [Read more...]

Temazcal we meat again

This past weekend, there was a "Festival of the Spirit" event happening in the park across the street from our casa; how handy was this? Incredibly handy! It made for a really lovely weekend in the neighborhood; the sounds of pan flutes, conch shells, drums¬†and kirtan came softly wafting through … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, big gay Texas wedding!

The week-long celebration of the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage in all 50 States has been buzzing all week, although we're probably assured it will not be without further pushback, unfortunately. On this 4th of July, dozens of gay couples gave up their independence to join in holy … [Read more...]

New Energy in 15, walking the labyrinth

Have you ever experienced the magic of a labyrinth? Being from Chicago and having travelled a bit in Europe, I have seen my fair share of labyrinths, even enjoyed the movie, but honestly, I never paid them much mind. They certainly are pretty. I used to walk one during lunch breaks when I worked … [Read more...]

Cries from the Buddha Belly

This past week was my second week of an intense daily qi gong practice called "Jingui Golden Shield," and this was also the week that the¬†levy broke. The beginner instruction for this ancient form of qi gong involved slapping my bare stomach in key meridian points for several minutes in succession, … [Read more...]