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Gratitude for Scars

It may hard in this moment to write about gratitude. Painful that we are asked to give thanks while another black boy murdered by the police. People are taking to the streets to rage against injustice. Old wound reopened again and again. And yet, in these moments , it is possible to reach and feel our gratitude for being alive even more intensely….

Growing Fierce Together

Tell me if this sounds familiar. Sometimes when I look at women out in the world kicking ass and living their baddest boldest selves I want to shout Hallelujah! from the deepest core of my being. And sometimes I want to crawl into a hole and weep because I feel like I will never measure up. Whichever way I am feeling on any given day, I pause and take a breath because I know that what looks good and sparkly on the outside wasn’t always that way. In fact, the brighter a star is shining, my bet is the darker the night she’s faced…

How Do You Cultivate Your Garden?

I read this quote in a small pocket book of Thich Naht Hanh’s teachings. In this one, a Bhuddist scholar asks Thich Naht Hanh why he spends so much time cultivating his garden when he is such a beautiful poet and should be spending more time writing poems. The above quote is his answer…

Bringing You Love and Poetry From Greece

I have been wanting to write to you about Greece since I’ve been back: about the white marble quarry at the edge of the peninsula, jutting out into the sea; bout the dusty olive groves, and the light behind them as the sun begins to go down; about eating fish caught an hour before with the man who caught it, on the stone patio of the restaurant he built with his hands; about the Greek men, young and old, gathered in a circle, dancing the Rebetiko around an overfull glass of ouzo; about my body relaxing, held afloat in the clear waters of the Agean, about swimming at night with the bio luminescence, a liquid galaxy that moved as I moved…

How Do You Get Free

Tonight begins the holiday of Passover—a holiday which marks the journey from being slaves in Egypt towards a hard won freedom. Jews around the world have been telling this story for generations…

Spring is Here. Poetry is in Bloom

Spring is FINALLY here and poetry has SPRUNG!!! After a long, cold winter, it feels like it is finally time to blossom, to come out of hiding and share new work with the world…




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