The Root of Peace

On a dark misty morning a light came on in the Stone House. Blue Gardenia had opened her eyes to find herself surrounded by a grey cat and two small doggies waiting for morning hugs. It was their morning ritual and Blue was always moved by it. Her family were each present and alive. In…

K. Pattabhi Jois on Yoga

One year practice ~ no good Two year practice ~ no good Whole life practice ~ maybe God comes and touch you.

Mother Nature In Menopause

How old is Mother Nature? She was once a child Herself Newly exploded into existence One moment space was empty The next particles were bound Creating not just a single planet But an entire galaxy filled Universe. Billions of years ago She exhaled All of life in just one breath Calling the universe to emerge…

Defenders of the Sacred

I woke from a dream that I was lying on frozen earth in Standing Rock My bed was hard, my bones chilled, the fire in the tepee reduced to embers We had stood together the night before tossed by water hoses pulling From the sacred Missouri and now slammed against our freezing bodies There was…

Good or Bad, We’ll See

Dear Diary, It’s Seamus. What an election we’ve had! And now we are a divided family here at the Stone House. Mom says its’ the same all across our country. Who knew that a nation that has stood for equality of race and gender has peeled back the mask of tolerance and revealed a new…