Category Archives: Intuitives

Mothers with dangerous voices.

Today is the shared birthday of three woman who inspire me in all parts of my life- my parenting, my studies, my activism, my art, my sexuality, my feminism and my belief in radical love: Yoko Ono, Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. This post is dedicated to these three brilliant brave women.  So you become […]

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Chipped China

My 14 year old is doing the dishes and says, “Mom? Shouldn’t we throw this coffee mug away? It’s chipped.” “I like the chip in it! It’s shaped like a heart! It’s a love mug!” I tell him. “Besides, that’s Karen & Lo’s mug, we can’t get rid of it.” “Only you would see love […]

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Living the Improbable Path

I’m going to start this post by partially quoting Sarah (or Dopp if you’re a nasty): “…becoming just as boring, complacent, uninspiring, and useless as I feared I would if I ever chose a traditional path over living an extraordinary story.” That’s a helluva a confession to make. It was the “living an extraordinary story” […]

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On Full Moons and Porta Potties

Happy Autumnal Equinox! If you’ve been reading for any length of time, you’ll know how much I depend upon the wheel of the year to guide me. It’s a funny thing to realize how much I value structure when I spent so much of my young adult life going on about how structure just wasn’t […]

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Webs and Ripples and Loves

Yay it’s September! For real, August has always been such a shit of a month. Like historically complete crap. Which is weird since I love the summer, but maybe by the time the end of August hits, the thrill of fresh peaches and ripe avocados starts to fade, everything feels a little too dried out. […]

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I’m so charming…

“Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.” — Clementine Paddleford Brief transcript of conversation I had with my mom yesterday: Me: I used to be so charming when I was younger, mom, now I’m just irritated all the time. Mom: (gives me the what in the hell look) Uh, yeah you could be […]

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Running like a Mermaid

I completed my first ever 5K race this morning, so now of course, I have to write about. Why? Mostly because I am not a runner. But also because the cacophony of voices that I had to stomp down footstep by footstep need some acknowledging. These are the reasons I shouldn’t bother with running: It’s […]

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How I talk about conflict and conformity

So this most recent stage of development the boys are in reminds me of when they were toddlers. 12 and 13 feels like 2 and 3 just bigger and with more technology. Something we talk about a lot is social dynamics, mainly in the form of conflict and conformity. Because when you’re in middle school […]

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Recycling and Redemption Value

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I wasn’t raised with a religion… so I first learned about redemption via recycling PSA’s.The word had a very narrow definition associated with keeping streets clean and something about saving the planet. Minds like mine depend on metaphors for meaningful analysis, so for me, when the older definition of redemption started making appearances in the […]

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In Honor of E’s birthday, let me tell you a tale…

Forgive me if I’ve told you this story before. I’m halfway in to a bottle of old zin and reminiscing something fierce. When I was pregnant with my first baby, I went in to get the ultra sound that would tell us the sex. I wasn’t too concerned about it, I just wanted us both […]

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