Let Love Have a Peek

Let Love Have a Peek

Inwardly, in our heart of hearts, whether dressed in costume or fully naked, let love have a peek. Being seen, being real, can be a huge relief. I’m still learning how to look inside myself with a more open heart, and still there are some days when it’s harder than...
River Medicine

River Medicine

Mountains, deserts, rivers, rocks, unobstructed skies, the music of water, wind, soil and life. I’d like to talk about how nature is medicine for me. I’ll begin with an anecdote I came across about a couple of experiments that UC Berkeley professor Dr. Dacher Keltner,...
The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

The Power of Grief. The Power of Love.

Well, a lot has been happening since my last post. I started this article on January 10 2021, five days after the mob attacked the capital. Two months later I’m on it again. Even as I’ve been diligently avoiding writing this blog, I’ve still taken time here and...
SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

SHAMANISM – A Very Brief History

  High population and large territory don’t eliminate shamans … They show up under different auspices and in different costumes. Even in our era there are urban shamans channeling messages from beyond. Some are bogus. Some are sincere. And some, no doubt, are...
The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

The Creative Process – Beauty is a Byproduct

“You use a mirror to see your face, you use art to see your soul.” George Bernard Shaw Mark Nepo, the prolific poet, transformational writer, and cancer survivor has a new book out in 2019 called “drinking from the river of light – the life of expression,”...