Monthly Archives: November 2010

Taking a Break

Ten years ago, Emma Restall Orr wrote a very readable book called: Ritual – A Guide to Life, Love and Inspiration.  “ Ritual is the fine art of taking a break,” she says on page 4. My family and I … Continue reading

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Out of the Closet

What’s a blogger to do when hit by the proverbial writer’s block? This one comes up with myriad excuses: *Nov 18th gets used up by babysitting my grandson all morning, an afternoon of meetings and then an evening spent socializing … Continue reading

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The Trickery Continued

The hag cracks my head open with the stone. She slices me vertically from stem to stern, splitting me in two, metaphorically speaking! I’m liberated. Opened up. Free. The hag says, “Go, go out into the world, but be mindful … Continue reading

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The Trickery Redux

I open the door and follow the path to the right. I’m greeted by a corpse like figure whose face is green black with ash. Though I know who it is, when he tells me he is the ghost of … Continue reading

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The Trickery

I do apologize for leaving you hanging yesterday but I want to spare you from too much reading in one sitting. So there we are, the seven of us, finally ready to send our emissary to the third year group. … Continue reading

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Royal Trickery Redux

Two weekends ago, Danny Deardorff , founder of Mythsingers, played a trick on his students of magnificent proportions. Truly Royal with a capital R. I’m participating in a course called Living Myth, Living World which meets for five long weekends … Continue reading

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Royal Trickery

    5:30 AM and I wake to titles for posts swirling around my brain. Royal Trickery grabs me by the eyeballs and won’t let my lids close back over them. I wonder about that word, “royal.” It suggests power … Continue reading

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Beyond Garlic

A stainless steel bowl teeters on my lap. One lip of the bowl balances against the dining room table and the other presses into my plumpish belly. The bowl slowly fills with dry papery skins and stiff, curly threads. What … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Fishes Gone?

My mind meanders as I drive home fast on slick highways in the raining dark, bedazzled by rubies ahead of me and diamonds racing toward me on the other side of the median strip. This dazzling world of shifting forms … Continue reading

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Building Curiosity

As I prepare this note, I’m sitting at my keyboard at my desk in my living room at home…How wyrd and wonderful that I’m imagining myself three days ahead when I’ll be barreling down the highway headed back home…that’s the … Continue reading

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