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Hi friends– On the way to WomenSpeak in San Antonio, I brought a short book that a friend recommended. I read it on the plane, couldn’t put it down. It was the perfect appetizer for the banquet that was WomenSpeak… Sky Burial shakes my reluctantly but inevitably Western mind like a dog with a juicy, [...]
I am responding to Wendy Romero’s comment to my second blog about “Dealing With the Mental Illness of a Beloved,” where she wrote that so many of us walk this path–whether it is with a child, husband, wife, brother etc. who may or may not have a diagnosed disorder. What has struck me so strongly [...]
Today is the 29th anniversary of my mother’s death. She died in 1978 at the age of 58 of ovarian cancer, before hospice care was readily available. Her death was like her life: full of pain and grace. Mom was sexually abused by her father for 7 years during her childhood. Even though she did [...]
From my study overlooking the fields and trees and frozen beaver pond, I see layers of new snow. They are resting on all the hidden life below; earthworms, seeds, eggs of future insects, hibernating snakes in the stone wall, a black chipmunk in the same wall, and so much more. It seems to me that [...]
Welcome to the Virtual Tea House! This is my first blog…ever…and I have had some inertia about writing it for a couple of reasons. One is that I like to facilitate dialogue and throw my 2 cents in, but not be front-and-center. However, since this website is my progeny, I guess I better own it! [...]