To Alleviate Poverty, Show Compassion

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I have always been passionate about food, good food, well-cooked and shared. Having been poor has made me compassionate about it as well. [Read more...]

Chili and Corn Bread Fire Winter Weekends With Abundance and Love

Blue Corn Maiden, by Cher Lyn. Giclee copies can be ordered at http://www.sedonagicleestudios.com/mysticartmedicine.html

After Thanksgiving’s sleepy festival of tryptophan-rich turkey and carbs, I need some fire. So I’m making chili. Classicists might take issue with my chili because it includes beans and uses hamburger instead of diced beef. Also, I’ve stopped making my own chili powder and started trusting the good folks at McCormick’s. I even use canned [Read More...]

Grateful to be Free From Want and Out of the Underworld

Norman Rockwell's "Freedom From Want," first used as a Saturday Evening Post cover in 1946.

I never expected financial stability to take the form of becoming a self-employed housekeeper. My education was supposed to keep me out of the pink-collar ghetto. And yet—I am thrilled. And more than a little certain I hear Hermes and the Faeries laughing at the plot twists. [Read more...]

Hermes Psychopompos Rules During This Mercury Retrograde Samhain

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Endings and beginnings are written into the stars this Samhain. [Read more...]

Libra Lunar Eclipse Calls Us Together–or Asks Us to Journey Alone

This partial lunar eclipse highlights the tension between group needs and individual desires.

This eclipse calls us to look to the ways in which we feed our groups, and our groups feed us. There’s plenty of planetary energy calling for the end of structures which no longer serve, for us to break free and go it alone if it’s necessary. Or maybe, to find a community when we least expect it. [Read more...]

Getting Real Under the Virgo Sun

Mercury-ruled Virgo: sign of service, healing, and seeking perfection.

It’s Virgo season, and I’m doing a most Virgo thing—clearing clutter to prepare for the next stage in my life. My Shy Engineer and I will begin house hunting in September. [Read more...]

Traveling green brings rich rewards

A tour bus would miss wonderful sites like this North Boston street festival honoring St. Agrippina. (Note the "Strega" sponsorship, which I found very amusing.) Photo by Kathy Nance.

While I’m “pinch me, I’m dreaming” thrilled to be able to see so many parts of the country, I also am conscious of how much this is adding to my carbon footprint. Even though air travel is a form of mass transit, it also is very energy intensive per person. I’m reducing my impact by using public transit and eating local — and taking other green suggestions! [Read more...]


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