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Forget the superficial explanation of geomancy as divination; this is geomancy as necessary and critical healing that applies to us each and every one. Thank you Lorian Association and Susan Beal for permission to repost this. February 15, 2019 A LORIAN PRIEST EXPLORES GEOMANCY Susan Beal I learned to dowse nearly forty years ago from a dowser named Herb, whom …

Why Women Love Donald Trump

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In 1980 I was a gun-toting, chain-smoking, bourbon swilling, diehard Ronald Reagan supporter. I got my whole family to vote for him. But when I got into the polling booth, I pulled the trigger for Jimmy Carter. I was surprised, shocked, and not a little embarrassed, but in my heart of hearts I understood he was the better man. Whether …

Maggie Terry by Sarah Schulman

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(Reprinted from The New York Journal of Books) Ex-cop and newly recovered addict Maggie Terry is utterly shattered when we meet her on the first day of her new job as detective at a small law firm. Maggie is desperate to rebuild herself, yet despite 18 months of rehab, she isn’t prepared for life outside a halfway house. Her apartment …

Verge – by Z Egloff

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Claire McMinn’s trying to get her life in order. She’s given up drinking. She’s stopped sleeping with her best friend. She’s working hard at college, hoping to get into film school. But she really shouldn’t have slept with her film instructor’s wife. Or made a video of it. Or drunkenly left it in his desk drawer.  When Claire’s beloved instructor …

Goodbye old website, hello new

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Some of you remember how fun my first website was – desk drawers opened, a raven cawed, the dog woke up, mountain lions ran outside the window, and if you clicked the clock my office would change from day lit to moon lit. Then tablets and smartphones made the site unwieldy and hard to open. The designer updated it, making …

Act For, Not Against

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Since November I’ve been going to a lot of rallies, marches, and protests. Most have been peaceful. But being there is an action, usually a reaction to politics, policies, or persons. By its nature, an action can’t help but create some another action, a re-action. Heather Heyer fatally proved that in Charlottesville. Her death makes it even more important to …

Tell Me, Dear Reader…

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My wife mentions a blog this morning and it gets me to thinking it’s been a long time  since I’ve written one. Then I get an email from Bywater Books announcing the blog hop I agreed to participate in has begun. Oka-ay, guess I know what I’m doing today. First, though, a question to the reader – dear blog reader, …

On Losing and Loving

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Was it Hemingway that said, “All love ends in death”? I read that somewhere as a young woman. I’d never thought of it like that but it’s true. I have friends who won’t get another partner, or more pets, because they will just lose them. They are so ruled by their fear that they are not living fully. Here physically, …