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Blood at the Root: What America Needs RIGHT NOW

Last night, after the verdict came back from the Darren Wilson case in Ferguson, I got angry. But not at the verdict. I directed my anger towards other things. 1,275 more words


Scrap book Project - Houses, Tyndale Street, Leicester

My parents were married in 1953 and around the same time dad was appointed to a job as a clerk with Leicestershire County Council.  They moved from living in Catford in South London with my mother’s family to a house in Una Avenue in Leicester where they lived with my dad’s grandmother, Lillian.  373 more words


Ferguson, and why we can't turn a blind eye anymore

Actual unedited footage from Ferguson, MO. The clip should start at 8:20, if not, fast forward to it, if you want to see how American citizens are being treated. 372 more words


Death and the Lady

As some of you may know, one of my day jobs is helping older folks manage their bills and balance their checkbooks. It’s extremely satisfying work, one of those rare instances where you can actually see your actions affecting someone’s life for the better. 535 more words


Thou Shalt Not Meddle With Sacred Tales! (oh yes we shall... oh no you shan't...shall...shan't...)

I’m not  a great fan of the notion of universal archetypes and the timeless symbolism locked within ancient wisdom tales. Instead, I prefer to see stories – old and new – as fluid mediums which we can all absorb and immerse ourselves in and manipulate to help us understand ourselves and our world. 1,062 more words

The Month Of Karthigai

The temple above the hills

a place beautiful and still

throbs with life this month particular

the l month called karthigai  in vernacular

when devotees from all walks of life… 199 more words


Ancestral Healing

I’ve been in recovery mode following an ancestral healing workshop Raven Many Voices held last Saturday (Nov. 22nd).

In this workshop we met guides, ancestors (many of them) and worked through clearings and the merging of their gifts and knowledge. 803 more words