“Shine on…Courageously”

This August New Moon in Leo finds me in search of new worlds to explore, along with distilled, quieter thoughts and motions. Some days are more disciplined than others. Chani Nicholas, a soothing voice of spiritual forecasting encourages “committing to yourself, ” as the month unfolds. She writes, “Shine on…courageously. Because you know…

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Tilling Soil and Soul In the Aftermath of Climate March

This year’s People’s Climate March (PCM), you will recall, culminated with estimates of nearly a half million marchers from all points on the globe, who organized to challenge the world’s leaders on issues of environmental and social justice, the corporatization of natural resources, energy, and to shame the deniers. Regardless…

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DIRT: In Search of my Grandfather’s Garden

My earliest memories of gardening are from when I was a toddler with my six-foot plus tall grandfather, William McCoy, whom we called Pop-Pop. I have vivid recollections of following his every move from my playpen, as he tended to his rose bushes, flowerbeds and grapevines in his modest home…

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