For many years I watched the dawn of the Winter Solstice over an 18th century cemetery that was on my way to work. No one else was around at that hour and I always felt a sense of awe seeing the mystery of the coming of the light over the granite reminders of death. It… Continue reading Winter Solstice with Our Ancestors
I’d love to share a short piece of music I just made titled “Songs of Aphrodite.” You are welcome to just enjoy it, or if you would like an excruciatingly detailed explanation, including how it relates to Sappho and some music theory, read on! It is written in the Locrian mode, also known as the… Continue reading Songs to Aphrodite
“Though only breath, words which I command are immortal,” wrote Sappho almost 3000 years ago, and since we are reading them all these millennia later, I would say that she was right. Words not only endure, however, but also transform, move our spirits forward, and fly us to realms and into universes and ways of… Continue reading Words Which I Command Are Immortal
To read a new blog post on Feminism and Religion about the power of thinking of your life as a spiral, please click here Moving the World Forward on the Spiral of Life.
Yesterday I visited the magnificent new Harvard Art Museums. I saw hundreds of objects but the one that has stayed with me is not a Cassatt, Matisse, the Monet, or monumental Greek or Roman statue of a deity and ruler, or piece of provocative modern art but a simple tiny female torso. This object is… Continue reading FROM THE HANDS OF OUR ANCESTORS TO OURS
I’m very grateful to the site “Feminism and Religion” for posting a piece I wrote titled “Dancing with Kali Gets Us to the Other Side.” To read it, click here!
Bravo to the 84, ooo young women whose signatures on a Change.org internet petition persuaded Seventeen Magazine to adopt a “Body Peace Treaty” that promises not to change the shapes of the bodies and faces of their models, to “celebrate every kind of beauty,” and to feature “real girls and models who are healthy.” Two… Continue reading Out From Behind A Mask: Young Women Claim Their Right to Be Proud of How They Look
I tried, I really did. I so wanted to write a light and happy post for spring and went looking for sweet, floral, and effervescent goddesses to welcome in the season. But, it seems that every time I found a good candidate, she ended up having tragedy in her story. Of course, probably the best… Continue reading Spring Goddesses with Their Golden Apples of Hope
It has been awhile since I have posted. The past year has been spent doing important but time-and-mind consuming day-to-day tasks. I wanted the first post in a few months to be humorous and uplifting. What came out of my fingers isn’t really – it has been snowing in New England. A lot. These are… Continue reading Apocalypse…Not So Much
In order to make articles and columns available to readers here, I am reprinting them as posts. This first appeared in Moondance, December, 2008. Where I live in New England winter’s snow cover makes the land seem frozen into eternal barrenness. Yet, during this cold season, nature labors below the surface to recreate the earth;… Continue reading The Winter Queen of the Soul