wants and needs

3.29.09 Spring comes on apace.  Buds nearly opening on JD’s cherry; the white magnolias by the Chinese garden in full…

today’s photo is of

today’s photo is of  Me as the framer, behind the camera. I am not visible. And yet, I am always…

Let me belong

In 1983 I prayed to ducksa few geese, sometimes a seagull I went out to them, dressed, with my toes…

On the phone

Little mama, talking to the spirits. Hello? hello? The solace of women all around, modeled in the kitchen, on the…

To be revealed

After Alexis Pauline Gumbs, who writes beautiful reflective poems connecting to elements, ancestors, childhood, and more than human family on…

Parenting Practice 2

Begin in a moment when you feel relaxed and at ease in your body. While sitting in a comfortable chair,…

Parenting practice

Here is a practice: Observe your child enter the room Say nothing Consider yourself at your child’s age Say nothing…

A Day of Mourning

11.26 A Day of Mourning I want to sit down and grieve Sit in the snow Feel the cold settling…