77 Things That Don’t Completely Suck (2013)

Holidays are full of complicated things.  You know, little ones, like family, tradition, colonialism, obligation, indulgence, economic injustice, and home.  Also, for Thanksgiving in particular, things you are supposed to be grateful for.I do not believe in the compelling power of shoulds.  But I do have some awesome things in my life.  So when Havi came up with 77 Things That Don't Completely Suck, I was thrilled.  I've done this a few times before, and so I am happy to share it now with … [Read more...]

Heartbreak and practice

Boston, Charles River, skyline, sailboats

Teach us, O Divine Mother, directly at every moment in this hour of apocalypse the appropriate action that heals and preserves and redeems and transforms.(From "Prayer to the Divine Mother" by Andrew Harvey)Yesterday, bombs went off in my city.  I grew up in the Boston area and love it: every time I ride the T across the Charles or crest a hill on Route 2 and see the skyline, I smile.   And so of course my heart was broken by the violence in the heart of my beloved c … [Read more...]

On love

Photo by Kamil Porembinski

Words of wisdom from Hafiz:Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth "You owe me." Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. … [Read more...]