I marked sixty years of life last month. I am relishing the milestone. True, a trace of mourning for my lost youth still lingers around my edges, but the circle turns ever onward and aging is life. I find I spend more time imagining my crone years stretching out before me, who I want to … Continue reading A Year of Becoming Crone
Like other communities (both online and off) that deal with endeavors in creative and intellectual property, there are concerns over cultural appropriation, specifically in these spaces, the appropriation of cultural faith beliefs and spiritual practice. To be clear, I’m talking about pre-Christian spiritual practices and customs.
I have been the MAD Goddess for so long now I have to dust off my math skills to figure out that this alter ego, the Middle Aged Mouthpiece in me, has been around for almost half my life. At early 30-something I was, maybe, inching my toes into the stream of midlife. Never-the-less, the … Continue reading When Good Is Good Enough
It's my wedding anniversary today—16 years. That's right, I chose to get married on the 13th, throwing superstition and caution to the wind. If that's not enough, every so often our anniversary falls on Friday the 13th! I suppose this tells people a lot about my character. Though appearance might suggest otherwise, I am not … Continue reading Living Dangerously
Today I stumbled across a Facebook post with a picture of a very purple kitchen. The person who posted it said, "Can't wait for the comments." Mine was, "I love it!" I noticed the photo had been shared from another source, a listicle of the worst kitchen fails. It's one thing if you install a … Continue reading Color My World
For a good long time in my life, I have been fascinated by the mystical—blame it on my Catholic immersion, nine years of elementary education in a Catholic school attached to a diocese cathedral. Throw in a smattering of attendance at my father's Christian Orthodox church and you'd be hard pressed to find a more … Continue reading By the Numbers & In the Cards