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!
Now that the dust has settled, I’m excited to share the experience of installing Varanasi Sage at Burning Man. From concept to installation, the entire project took one year, and what a year! I went through my own metamorphoses during this experience. Doing everything for the first time, the processes of building, funding, and installing… Read More Varanasi Sage at Burning Man!
Faithful observers, large and wise; monoliths standing emphatically. Jutting from the earth in rising balconies and towers, watching, witnessing. Boulders looming, rocks piled, guardians of the cave. Trees flourish in crevices with cool mineral moisture. The trail, meek between giants. My body even smaller. … Read More Awakening Depths
[This story will appear in a collection of shorts for Varanasi Sage, due out July 1, 2019.] I opened the door, welcomed by early morning light peeking around clouds, caressing the world. Unseen doves proclaimed the day’s arrival in trilling coos. Oaks stretched in wild formations. Brown grasses stood defiantly against their drought deaths. The distant… Read More Forest Song