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July 3, 2017

Hustling for Safe Passage

“...Let’s stop making deals for safe passage; there isn’t one anyway, and the cost is too high…”

In Jennifer Welwood’s poem, “The Dakini Speaks,” the ultimate “deal” is addressed: hustling for our own safe passage is a fruitless endeavor--one th...

May 18, 2017

This was originally published in Elephant Journal in 2015. 

(https://www.elephantjournal.com/2015/07/five-ahole-moves-adult/)

Anne Lamott clarifies the underlying message of all great religions in her memoir, Traveling Mercies. That message roughly translates to: Don’t b...

May 1, 2017

Stop Ploden...

Stop Ploden!

When I first read the phrase, “Stop Ploden,” written so neatly and perfectly in kindergarten script I thought:

Is this a new political candidate?

Who is Ploden? 

Why do I need to stop him?

What has he done?

Luckily, the author of said sign was sitt...

May 1, 2017

Let it Rip

I split the ass out of my pants on a cold February day. It wasn’t a full split, technically--just my right ass-cheek was left exposed--the little patch of corduroy limply hanging to the side. I was left with with the sheer cliff  of a less-than-new thong waiv...

April 18, 2016

“The only options for our stories are owning them or orphaning them. Our self-worth lives inside our stories.

We can walk into our story and own it, or we can stand outside of our truth and outside of our narrative and we can hustle, and pretend, and perfect, and perfor...

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