Solstice

Solstice

Prompt: “Solstice is a time to replenish and reflect” by Aliyah Chavez On the shortest day of the year, I emerge from another shell of infirmity. While sleeping—or in the shower, I cannot recall with a high degree of certainty where the idea came from—I thought to...

Christmas Therapies

Prompt: #30 from “Christmas Therapies” book My understanding of Christmas continues to evolve as does my understanding and living into myself evolve. As a child Christmas meant presents and having to negotiate being around more folks than usual. My little introverted,...

The Hawk

Prompt: Praise Song by Barbara Crooker My time in Bowling Green, Ohio broadened my attention to nature. We had the seasonal weather that inspired many folks outside of Southern California to adjust their wardrobes, driving, and daily activities. The crunching of...

If I Weren’t Afraid

Prompt: What would I do if I weren’t afraid? Too much.I’d submit my writing for publication every day.I would talk to strangers on the street.I would be brave enough to talk to a homeless person and acknowledge their humanity, although I might get cursed out...

The Rev Goes Rogue

Prompt: Gifts Life is a gift. Last night, Peggy revived the discussion of me enrolling in seminary and ultimately becoming a UU parish minister. She extolled the virtues of a sermon I gave last year about legacies and the gifts that we leave behind in the world. Much...

on melanin

Why do we fear the darkness? The psychologist in me is aware of the arguments that position this fear as “natural” and reflexive. It is the stripping away of one of the senses that we trust most. There are secrets in the darkness. Things that we cannot quite see and...