HEALING AND POLITICS

Published in the Monadnock Shopper News – February 8-14, 2017 This column is supposed to be about healing and often we are told that talking about politics or anything that could be confrontational and divisive is not healing.  But I beg to disagree, especially now given events in the political arena that seem to be […]

ANDEAN RITUAL CLEANING – From my monthly column in Keene, NH

I am writing this article from Otavalo, Ecuador, after a visit with the shaman Jorge Tamayo who recently carried out a ritual cleaning for me.  Don Jorge, as he is known, is a gentle spoken man of an indescribable age who speaks Quechua and a spotty Spanish.  About five feet tall, he lives with his […]

“The Cuban Connection” – Chapter from my novel “The Spirits of Jade” (2011, Carnelian Press)

-Chapter 30 from “The Spirits of Jade,” Skye Stephenson – The Cuban Connection Barbara did manage to convince Jade to go to the art exhibit on 23rd Street.  What had done the trick was when Jade learned that the exhibit was at the Center for Cuban Studies.  According to Barbara, several of the top painters […]