a few years ago i came upon a piece of writing titled ‘I’m Available’, by Camelia Elias. i loved it. so much. …and so began my infatuation with Camelia’s work (+ her zen wisdom, and really everything she does.) i’m not one to attach myself to teachers – QUITE the opposite. so the fact that i’m still devoted says a whole fucking lot. anyway, the … Continue reading i’m available. (a teacher’s writing, and my own rendition)
hi friends, i hope this message finds you well. winter is here, isn’t it. …we’ve been eating crock-pot soup for dinner, and it’s night all afternoon. my partner asked me to guess the time the other day, and i said 9:30pm. (it was only 7:36.) i was about to write something about how the frenetic energy of the holidays is in full-tilt n whatnot, but … Continue reading 9 things i’m enjoying right now (in the winter spirit of slowing down & being receptive to the moment).
i recently stumbled upon this poem: The Man-Moth, by Elizabeth Bishop. i was pre-disposed to liking it, i think because of the title. …my band has been working on our third album – which we’re calling Mothdust –so i’ve been roaming the dusty hills of moth-land for a while. plus, what led me to the poem was an intriguing tattoo, created by this artist. the entire poem … Continue reading a poem that inspired a reading, which led to three questions, just for you. ~
many years ago, my partner and i lived on a “ranch” in the hills of norcal, not far from the napa county vineyards. it was technically meant to be a vacation place, but a few of us were bucking the system and living there rather permanently. one of the other rebel dwellers was a man by the name of jim – a self-proclaimed “hill jack” … Continue reading barefoot
i’m drawing a line, red-laced with berries a jagged fire-green boundary, vast and holding many secrets from now on, i endeavor to let her be my hedge. she grows freely, this creature – offers endless bird-fruits in the fall she grows freely in the hills, this creature – she may hurt you if you’re careless. from now on i claim her as my hedge. … Continue reading whispering tales with wild ones
when i come upon something i love, i want to go deeper. when i want to go deeper, i find it helps to share the thing i love with others. so it is with drumming, and so it is with reading cards “like the devil”. my teacher, Camelia Elias (who teaches tarot, the Zen way) recently published this new piece on Patheos. It’s about Justice, … Continue reading motion, emotions, and quietly sitting by.