Cultural Boundary Spaces

All spaces have boundary crossing spaces within them, because all spaces hold conflicting aspects of culture across their history. The previous culture rarely disappears completely. It may be subsumed or marginalized, but it is still there. Read more

A new season

Spring makes Niki want to get out of the house and move! Read more

Questioning Fences

Last week I moved about 25 miles from Berkeley to Union City. I’ll be here for the next week until I head back to the UK for another 2 week visit. Over the weekend I decided that I wanted to take a hike around the area where I’m staying. Unfortunately, when I set out to take that hike, I was blocked by fences and gates at every border between the suburban neighborhood and the “wild”. This area is mostly recently… Read more

I’m a Pagan because of connection, and continuity and change

Sitting in a metal tube for nine hours is one of the most specifically human, unnatural experiences I have, and also one of those experiences which, while I voluntarily repeat it, I find very, very difficult to cope with. Read more

House and Home

House hunting means listening for the land to speak, too. Read more

A Little Meander on Culture: or, what one does when the Wi-Fi dies

Traci introduces a new monthly video feature, in which she shares her sensuous exploration of Ireland. She also reveals her secret identity as a….Whovian! Read more

Meeting the wild

I mentioned last week how disconnected I was from the cycles of nature as a child. But the more I interact with nature and see myself as a part of nature rather than outside of it, the more I notice and understand the cycles around me. Read more

I like weather

On the cold mornings when we walk to preschool, my 4.5 yr old son insists it’s still winter. No, I say, look at the daffodils, violets, and pink blossoms on a tree I don’t know the name of yet. Spring is just getting started! Read more

The Awakening Spring: of light, embodiment, and soliphilia

This week, Traci writes about the emerging embodiment of Spring and how the Light half of the year beckons us to greater connection with the human-persons we encounter in our urban worlds. Read more

Finding place through the eyes of a child

Turns out, any green space is magical to a child. Read more