Turtle Island Gone Awry

Said Indian chief Inside moon ledge Eagle flies high In forever skies A tear drop – You and I – Melded in timeless trust Of ever-ending cycles. Rhythms of time Space unfurled Trespassers both Between two liminal worlds “I’m sorry” I say to you Reaching across spans of centuries Time unheralded Ice ages come and […]

Two Silver Plates and the Wall

I inherited two small silver plates from my mother when she passed a decade ago. They are family heirlooms with a story attached. A gift to my step-great grandfather, William Morris Stewart, the first Senator from Nevada and a self-made millionaire through silver mining in the Wild West days. He was also a lawyer, originally […]

Healing Repetitive Patterns in Our Lives

We have all experienced it.  We promise ourselves that we won’t repeat something our mother or father or aunt or uncle or other family member did that we don’t like. And then we end up doing the same thing, wondering how come we can’t break out of this pattern despite our best intentions. For me, […]

Eclipsed Rose

O Rose quartz, she does know with her glittery show that it is by the mullein leaf wise where the mushrooms do grow. Murdered nights and slain days– O save me, dear Rose Quartz, by the river so wide And may the eagle fly free, not weighted down by you and me and out impossible […]

Healing with the Stone that Cuts

Obsidian is not a fancy or flashy stone. It is not one that is typically used for expensive jewelry or takes the center stage at gem shows and displays. Often piercingly black, it can sometimes be mahogany brown or forest green or rust red. It may contain inclusions that looks like shiny stars or silvery […]