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Ya Devi

Gmorning.  A friend asked about the translation of Ya Devi.  I sang it in the video in yesterday’s post.  This site has the words of Ya Devi translated. https://www.artofliving.org/navratri/ya-devi-sarva-bhutessu There’s a video with someone singing it to a different tune than the one we used at the ashram near Sacramento.  Sounds cool too. amazing The… Read More »

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witch

A friend asked what it means that I’m a witch.  Thanks for asking!  I’ve described myself as a trikewitch, garden witch, pagan, pantheist Earth-worshiper, and goddess worshiper.  All are true. I was pagan as a teenager and young adult, happy to find a religion that made sense to me.  I’d been worshiping the moon for… Read More »

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suicidal

It was an intense couple of days.  I got suicidal, the day before Mother’s Day.  That happened last year too.  I knew not being able to call and send a card, or visit my mom for Mother’s Day, would destroy me.  It’s not like I was even thinking of her a lot–more that my body… Read More »

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Trinity

I did a presentation about the Trinity bomb for my community, the Las Vegas Catholic Worker.  I talked about how the Trinity bomb affected my family and me.  Spoiler alert: it wasn’t good for us. When I was getting ready to present, I recorded myself doing the presentation–almost 12 minutes.  I posted it on soundcloud. … Read More »

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neighborhood love: how to help

Ming did some good photography–this place with its overflowing orange container is so beautiful, and the burnt out car.  It’s been a process. Now the building has the no trespassing spraypainted on it, boarded up. I hear a story from this scene, and I feel lucky to respect and honor it: poverty, racism, capitalism, exploitation.… Read More »