As the earth moves to the degree that aligns with my first breath, I am whole, having learned to tend to myself as if for the world. I journey to a reminder of my origins. Crumbling orange bluffs, salty air, and windswept cypress trees. To the mother who knows my deepest truths and cradles them… Read More Aligned with My First Breath
I carry him on my back uphill. A broken pelvis, healed without intervention, disabled his body long before he was mine. Cool green manzanita leaves and prickly pine needles shake off their snow like birds in a bath. Beside them, I march; enjoying each boulder, each seed-bearing cone, each sage brush adorning snow. I slouch… Read More I Carry Him
My latest project is a collection of festival stories that take a fun and, sometimes, frightening journey into the fringe! All the stories are based on my true, lived experience. I’ve been compiling these for a few years, and I’m loving the way they’re coming together as a whole. I can’t wait to share some… Read More Coming Soon: Festival Stories
Awakened on a new day. Fresh spirit, eyes clear. The weight lifted, a landscape bathed in gold. Air fresh from the season’s first rain, perfumed with fragrant sage. Leaves cleaned of summer’s dust, Autumnal sparkling. Moss revived, reborn, like my spirit, soft and green.
✨It’s here!✨ After months of recording and fine-tuning the words, the Varanasi Sage audiobook is now available on Audible! Varanasi Sage is a series of vignettes that describe the deep connection we can feel with nature and celebrates the ordinary miracles of everyday life. Click here to check it out! “Walk through nature’s bounty in… Read More ✨ New Audiobook Now Available on Audible! ✨
North out of Yellowstone, a two-lane road snaked along the hillside and next to a dark blue-green river, white ripples cascading from rocks. Around a bend, traffic slowed to a stop and go. I pressed and released the break with patience born from heart full of bison, caribou, and mineral pools.
Onto a straightaway, we saw a bull elk down river, and knew the traffic jam was for him.… Read More Children of the Earth and Sky
Hills that beg you to keep seeking the other side. The sky that calls you to fly up and above to the mountains of your dreams. My Grandfather, who I never knew, grew among the grasses and hills, the deer and moose and grizzly, and under that sky who called. … Read More My Grandfather’s Sky
This piece looks back at my coming of age that coincided with the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 and took me from disconnection to understanding, West Coast to East Coast. Balancing light and dark, I reflect on my own history and see the striking difference between then and now in American solidarity… Read More Yellow Ribbons – with Audio
After several months of false starts while I figured out how to record the Varanasi Sage audiobook, I finally have it down! Here’s a track of “Awakening Depths,” an excerpt from the collection. You may want to listen with eyes closed, but I’ve included the text if you’d like to read along. Let me know… Read More New Audio Track! Awakening Depths
My debut collection, Varanasi Sage, is now available as an ebook and paperback on Amazon!
I am overjoyed to share this work with you! Years in the making, I put my heart onto the pages of this collection. I hope my heart touches yours as you read my words. I would love nothing more than for you to check it out. … Read More Varanasi Sage NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon!