Loosening the Noose

When a friend recently told me that the word witch actually means wise, I was jolted into tears. All the negative connotations wrapped tightly around that word trembled, cracked, and dismantled. I could feel again what is at the root of it, what has been persecuted and in hiding in myself and others for so…

This Being Alive Thing

Just start to write. Write something. Yes, another cup of caffeine might help, but can you just sit down and write? I want to say a perfect thing, a brilliant thing, a funny and/or insightful thing. Write.  Just write. Okay, I am writing.  I am doing it.  The words are appearing as my fingers hit…