“I rushed on with renovated hopes.”

In Toni Cade Bambara’s novel The Salt Eaters,  an elder black woman healer asks a  younger black woman if she’s sure she wants “to be healed” on returning to her community beleaguered by civil rights struggles and unsure really, whether she wants to live or move on. While the community is willing…

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“Eco-Mediations, Roots, & Radical Rejuvenation”

Pamela Booker presents her eco-project “Where’s Your Tree?,” which explores art, nature, and eco-mediations/interventions driven by historic environmental ruin of the planet and Black lives. Monday, Feb. 20, 7:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

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Find Your Ruby Slippers

With the arrival of this month’s first New Moon, I’m sashaying through the sand dunes of Provincetown, MA, in ruby slippers. They’re Crocs actually, but feel as magical as any pair of sequined organzas with overlays, except more flip floppy. The September 1 New Moon which arrives at 5:03 a.m…

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“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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Planting Ourselves Forward

This month, I’m honored to present Juanita Martin—eclectic jewelry designer, entrepreneur, and Reiki Master. She is also my life partner. Her gifts are auspiciously coupled with the arrival of the New Moon on July 4th, at 7a.m. EST, and recent transition from her workplace employment after two decades, to launch her evolving…

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Bey’s ‘Lemonade’ or How the Climate Changed

I’m late to the Beyonce Lemonade fanfare. Although I’ve only seen the trailer, I’ve had conversations with students who painstakingly studied her every gesture, spoken, sung and mediated word. As a result, I’ve heard both the enthusiastic testimonials and shady hisses. Regardless of where I might side on Bey’s motives for this work, my impression is…

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Nature’s Crap for April New Moon

Manure and compost, Nature’s crap, not the human kind, nourishes and enriches our growth and that of the planet. Compost fuels plant growth, restores vitality to depleted soil and soul. Healing requires the introduction of truth and authentically “beneficial organisms” that ward off dis-ease. To be ready to heal, I’m…

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