Love is Also Contagious

The coronavirus is pandemic which means it’s spreading rapidly, the fear and panic it’s generated however substantially exceeds what can be reasonably expected if one gets the illness, and that’s an epidemic. It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves,...

Hope is the Opiate of Humanity

I haven’t written for a while, just felt as if I was shrouded by a cloud of pestilence that left me depleted. The endless bludgeoning of political propaganda, climate change and it’s resulting weather disasters, the Coronavirus media frenzy escalating fear to a...

Resurrected in Texas

Several months ago, a healthcare organization canceled a speaking engagement with me. They were concerned that my heart condition might keep me from appearing (see Schlagbyte, Sept,2019). I was a bit demoralized thinking my public speaking days were over, however my...

A Dork Elf

At a community arts and music festival last week, I happened upon a face painting booth. The artist, whose name tag introduced her as Marilyn; she was a tiny, middle-aged woman, with an engaging smile and wearing an Elf hat. I thought I need to do this; it was the...

Keep on Moving

I recently read an interview with Twyla Tharp the 78-year-old internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer who spoke about her new dance premiere “A Gathering of Ghosts”. The interviewer commented on her amazing productivity and energy at her age, and she said...

The Holy Box

The most precious gift I received in my work with Native people has been the awakening of my spiritual life. Their openness in sharing wisdom, traditions and ceremonial life have spoken deeply to me and opened me up to how many ways there are to learn beyond rational...