Category Archives: spiritual ecologies

rainy season

It’s not raining in the desert yet. I wish it were. It’s me. I’ve been crying in those still moments in the early morning and in the evening. I’m not sure what this lack of ease and well-being is. When … Continue reading

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heedless no more?

Everything in our bodies is interconnected; I couldn’t tell you specifically and scientifically how some of the feedback loops work, but I can see that they do work together. My doctors tell me they do. Which is interesting because it’s … Continue reading

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not my friend

I was reading someone’s blog today and she set off a spark that’s turned into a fire of agreement. She talked about deep betrayal in a way I have only edged up to. She addressed something out loud that I’d … Continue reading

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and…

And the mountains. The Sierra. Monumental. Legendary. Land crumpling upon itself. Folding back, then reaching the sky. Carrying the ocean up to the sky, its very body transformed. I’m amazed at the unimaginable pressures that have formed the body of … Continue reading

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this heat…

Sometimes I think of the land as it stretches around me, as it spreads across this desert , up across the Tehachapis, down the incline into Bakersfield and beyond. I can feel it extend itself toward northern California. It ripples … Continue reading

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zero tolerance

A friend and I were talking about zero tolerance in serious relationships. Zero tolerance for deception, anything that comes close to gaslighting, lack of respect, deal breaking, manipulation, all of that sort of stuff. She’s married; I’m single. We’ve both … Continue reading

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“composing a life”

I’ve begun to write about applying permaculture design principles not only to gardenspaces, but also to the lives we lead outside of our gardens. The first thing that occurred to me was that people do this all of the time. … Continue reading

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shift

This is a time in life when many of my women friends are considering what we want to do “next.” Some of us are single. Some of us have means; some not so much. Most of us who are single … Continue reading

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stumbling over compassion

Last night I listened to some reasonable and (what I consider) balanced Buddhist teaching. Here’s something that I come back to again and again. It’s the perennial question that I encountered when I was a Christian, as a secular humanist … Continue reading

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A new year 2014

While looking back over her past year, my friend Reticula mentioned that she likes to start the new year off with a meaningful word. I like that idea. I’ve avoided posting around the new year, it overwhelms me this year, … Continue reading

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