“Your true home is in the here and the now.”~Thích Nhất Hạnh

Part of intertwining my spiritual and writing paths is being in the #presentmoment.  These essays are glimpses into how that shows up in my life.  I joined the #52essays2017 challenge and this created a channel to share essays that span many years of my writing and reflecting on la vida.

I wrote this in 2000 and it still rings true: “I have always loved the essay — the crisp diatribe, the permission to be loose and opinionated, passionate and clearly biased. It is a warm and safe environment for me to spout my learnings and challenge what I am fed daily through the forced syringe of civilization.”

Click for short reading of Día de los Muertos

My Two Homes

In Memoriam

Not Doing Enough

The Bus Ride

The Face and Sound of Power

Betrayals Run Deep

Love you, too

Nature Reflects Writing Life

The Power of the Weed

Self-Love: The Crux* of it All

I Never Bring it Up

Salsa and Makeovers

Holding Your Truth

On the Road

One Size Does Not Fit All

Read it and Run

Mother Loss

Swiss Army Knife – A Minor Super Power

The WOW Journal

The Camino

Familia de Agua

Living with Grief

#TakeTheKnee for National Anthem

Día de los Muertos

Valley of Death

Cuba Libre, Mundo Libre

Stay-cation in the Time of a Global Pandemic

The West Coast is Burning

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