In the summer of 2017, a young woman from Helena, MT, asked me to put my gifts to work in solving a murder committed six years before that. I figured, "Why not?" At the time, I was beginning what I thought was going to be my first book and getting away from research seemed a … Continue reading Patience and Murder
"In a society at war with man and nature, a religion of peace and love might be fantasized into creed, rituals & otherworlds while it's professed adherent continue to live [in a way that doesn't support it]. ~ Jim Corbett (Goatwalking) "Everything is Love" is a mantra that's begun to grate on my nerves. It's … Continue reading The Love Lobotomy
In the light, my hair looks like It's been streaked by fire. I wonder what it'll be like after its tendrils have stirred the stars.
Her name isn't Asifa Though it could be. She could be eight years old, too. She likes to fuss over her own hair, the rose placed just so. Not the rough, any ol' way She does. She might be ten. That rose makes her feel pretty. Until the pretty of the pink gains weight as … Continue reading For the Love of a Girl with a Pink Rose in Her Hair
It's not so much that I'm 'anti-meditation'. Meditation can mean different things to different people. There are a multitude of ways to do it. I just don't. Meditation, even in terms of quieting the mind, works for many people at a variety levels. And if it works for them, brilliant. Here, though, is why I … Continue reading Why are you anti-meditation?
While enjoying my snow day with high-speed internet, full power coffee, and fuzzy socks, I trolled my FB stream. Usually, because my interwebz access is rather limited, I hop on and off so today was a treat. I even kinda, sorta like recycled photos and quotes that I've seen in the past. I can't remember … Continue reading Kermit and the Dalai Lama
"...night is here but the barbarians have not come. And some people arrived from the borders, And said that there are no longer any barbarians. And note what shall become off us without any barbarians? Those people were some kind of solution." Constantine Cavafy, Waiting for the Barbarians
Maybe, somewhere burbling within I do have a message. I dunno. Here's what came through today. My prayer is that you hear the Divine both within the silence and a child's laughter. That you see the Divine in both yourself and another; That you touch the Divine through a blade of grass and the cool … Continue reading My Prayer
"Since no man every can, or could, live by himself and for himself alone, the destinies of thousands of other people were bound to be affected, some remotely, but some very directly and near-at-hand, by my own choices and decisions and desires, as my own life would also be formed and modified according to theirs." … Continue reading More Merton
I have never met or spoken to the woman who wrote this. We've only exchanged life stuff like mutual encouragement via Twitter. Last week I offered my help when I sensed she was ready for it. Here is what she had to say (outside of a potential identifier that I've modified). "Dear Ingrid, Thought I'd … Continue reading An UnCommon Touch remote Healing Experience