Category Archives: Story

Grandmother Patches

We were going to do a “Grandmother Ceremony” at Neskaya in May.  One of our dancer/teachers was going to be 70 this May, so she spent a lot of time putting together the event.  Alas, two of the four of … Continue reading

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Pictures of Little Jenny

Wednesday, March 1 Tough morning.  Very hard to get up.  I’m feeling grief — but it’s more stuck grief — o god do I have to do this again?  I prayed for help but nothing came.  Yesterday’s session with Erica … Continue reading

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A Co-dependent Child

The original title of this post was about my denial.  Fairly soon after I had saved the first draft, I realized that it wasn’t really denial.  Denial is when you are faced with evidence, but refuse to believe it.  The … Continue reading

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The Enormous Regenerative Power of Mother Earth

So many people have been writing about how they are grieving the damage humans have done to the earth, and their fear that we will damage the earth irreparably.  As a scientist, and one who knows that the best we … Continue reading

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Writings about Mother

I’ve been writing a lot, both on my own and with writing groups I’ve started.  I want to use some of them as blog posts. The first memory I have of my mother involves some tiny clear plastic animals.  I … Continue reading

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Story

People talk a lot about stories as in “she’s stuck in her story.”  Story is made out to be a bad thing.  Story is often given a bad rap, but there are also stories that inspire, that open doors for … Continue reading

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Here is the Plan…

This is a piece of writing I did in Writers for Recovery.  “Show up,” and “Pay attention” are from Angeles Arrien’s Rules for Life. Here is the plan: First, do not turn on the Computer Do not read emails Do … Continue reading

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My Recent Adventure

This is what I wrote the morning after I got home from California.  I went to Commonweal, a retreat center in Bolinas, for a workshop with Francis Weller.  We did a lot of writing, and reading out loud in a … Continue reading

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Journal Work

I found this draft when I went to the dashboard to work on another post.  I suspect I didn’t post it because I ended up still feeling bad.  Reading it over again, I realized that the first time, in 2014, … Continue reading

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The Strength of the Foundation

This post was first published in 2012.  I think it’s still timely, so here it is again: The Strength of the Foundation Posted on January 10, 2012 In February of 2004, I was feeling very discouraged about the state of the … Continue reading

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