Collaging the year, part two: 2013

Yesterday I posted about my 2012 collage, what came to pass and what did not (click here to read that post).For 2013 I did a tarot reading. I used the Mary-El tarot. I drew the 9 of Swords, the King of Disks, the Devil reversed, the 2 of Swords reversed, the Moon, and the Hanged Man. Basically, I have yet another intense year ahead of me. (What I'd like to do is take a moment to whine about how intense and challenging everything has been for the last few years and how I'd really love it if … [Read more...]

Collaging the Year, part one: A 2012 review

Every calendrical new year I collage. You can read about last year's collage and see pictures of 2011's and 2012's here. This year it took me and Adam a week to complete our collage. Both of our kids were very interested in what we were doing. We tried to wait for the youngest's nap times. My son even managed to make his first one. He says it's a collage about Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. A born story-teller, he is.First, I want to look at my 2012 collage and see what came to … [Read more...]

Not quite a new post

My 2012 has beld into my 2013. There is no such thing as a clean start. We are always in motion, ever evolving, never entirely leaving the past behind us. I'm still working on my new year's collage!For now, here's a post of mine over at A Sense of Place. It's about one of my favorite places here in Olympia.For those you who observe the Gregorian calendar, may your new year's provide you with a fresh burst of energy in either your midwinter or midsummer! … [Read more...]

Out with the old!

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my leaving the UK and arriving in Olympia. This has been a big, exhausting, amazing year for me. I have learned so much. Let me share with you:*I have an irrational love of the British Isles. The land there feels good to me in a way that makes no sense. It took me a good 2/3 of my year to stop waking up missing the Welsh sky.*When you follow the magic, the Current, the flow, whatever you choose to call it, it will not disappoint.*I have … [Read more...]

One year ago, Wales

Today, if the world hasn't ended, marks one year since my family packed up and drove away from Lampeter. We pulled out of the driveway before dawn. We watched the sun rise on the incomparable Teifi Valley. Our car was headed for Cornwall to spend Christmas with friends before heading back to the United States. (I linked to my last real post in Wales over on today's A Sense of Place.)I find Washington to be far more wild than Wales. It makes sense: it's not been as cultivated for as long … [Read more...]

Bargaining with Kali

I've been quiet lately in this space. There is a lot of intensity in my personal life right now. The last I wrote with any depth was about praying to Kali. She continues to work in my life. I continue to ask her to slay the fears that limit my spirit, and she continues to give me plenty of opportunities to face my fears. I rarely like what I see, nor do I feel all that secure. I made a promise to my partner that I would not back away, that I would press forward.Here is the image I have in my … [Read more...]

Briefly

My weekly piece is up at A Sense of Place. It's a modified piece you might have seen here at the beginning of the year. Over the next few weeks I'll be tidying up older pieces. Once the new year begins, there will be more fresh content everywhere from me. … [Read more...]


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