Celestial Navigations for My New Moon Healing

  New Moon – Nov. 11 /Brings out winter. Full Beaver Moon – Nov. 25  / “Shred or chop leaves and add them to the compost pile.” The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Calendar 2015. This past weekend, I found my way back to my garden with a renewed intention for…

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Pope’s Last Stand & Earthing Yourself

At this New Moon rising, we learned that our dear Olivia Pope has lost her beloved Jake to the malicious reckonings of Papa Pope. (Who knew that Joe Morton could be soooo badass!) Far be it from me to finger-point and mutter, “I told you so” — but I did.…

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 April: Water, Water, Everywhere—If You Can Afford It…

  “April is the cruellest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull roots with spring rain.” —The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot Rather than being spooked by Mr. Eliot’s lament that “April is the cruelest month,” I considered its gifts – warmer temperatures, longer…

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!Sí, Se Puede! In a Time of Farm Heroes, Grapes & César Chávez

Our current fascination with farm to table produce, owes an indebtedness to the legacy of César Chávez and the (UFW) United Farm Workers union.  Chávez’s life is being celebrated in a newly released biopic, César Chávez: History is Made One Step at a Time. How ironic or telling perhaps, that Chávez…

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