Happy Thanksgiving
Nov23

Happy Thanksgiving

Sometimes it’s best not to think deeply or analyze, but simply to feel and ponder lightly. I often work best with lists. They make me feel organized and accomplished. Right now I need to simply streamline my thoughts and focus on what I’m thankful for (in no particular order)… Home, which I take to include not just the walls, ceiling, floor, and furniture, but also the thought and care that went into making it...

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Samhain 2011: RIP Grampa
Nov02

Samhain 2011: RIP Grampa

It was a glorious day: The colors were vibrant, but just past their prime, and there were icicles everywhere. There had been a snow storm the night before, so the symbolism was perfect. There was beauty everywhere, though it sometimes seemed a bit browbeaten. The earth is going to sleep for a spell. And we are on the cusp of rest and temporary death. The sky was incredible – the colors in the clouds were gorgeous. I trekked up...

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Happy Thanksgiving, 2010

Hello and Happy Holidays! Wow, 2010 has all but flown by already… You’re getting old! (I’m not. Somehow, I’m still 24. ;)) I want to take a moment to give thanks and appreciation to family, friends, patrons, readers, and other positive people in my life. Having a network of supportive people is so important, and I am deeply grateful for all of them. I’m even grateful for the challenges, obstacles,...

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Randy/Matt responses

I have to confess I’m a tad overwhelmed by the volume of private responses I have received concerning “Randy and Matt, or: The cycle of guilt and cowardice.” But more than that, I am particularly moved by the empathy and compassion so many of you have expressed in emails. I want to take a moment to tell all of you that this means very much to me, and I am sopping up your kindness and feeding my soul with it. I got an...

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Thanksgiving

This entry is rather belated, in terms of coming after the day we call Thanksgiving, but I didn’t want to feel pressured to write something just for the sake of writing it. I am ready now. I hope all of you had wonderful holidays, and that you were surrounded by love. I have a great deal for which I am thankful; however, I want to focus on three points here. I am blessed to have a Mom and Gramma who understand me without...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

In my belief system Samhain (known to most people as Halloween) is the last day of the year. It is the Day of the Dead; however, it isn’t a morbid holiday. It’s the time when you say goodbye to loved ones and pets, especially those who have transitioned to the next life in the last year; it’s the time to remember and be thankful for domesticated animals and harvested plants, because their deaths give the living...

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