Conversations on Dying

This piece I wrote when my friend, Phil Dwyer, launched his book, Conversations on Dying, got lost in the shuffle of refurbishing my site. Since my last post concerned my relationship to death and dying, I thought it would be appropriate to repost this one. His book...

So You Want To Write

Recently, Mackenzie Belcastro of the site “So You Want to Write” approached me with an invitation to write a post for that blog. But what do I know? I mean, really know. I considered a couple of topics, including how not to be taken to your knees with...

Prayers for the Children

Generally, I don’t. Pray, that is. For years, week after week, I offered prayers in sweat lodges—prayers of gratitude and prayers for the healing of others. Even then, it was more of an energy offering than a petition; an intention sent out into the world, rather than...

Tender Fruit ~ the story

One lovely spring day in 2016, I received a phone call from a number I didn’t recognize. I stood, looking out the window to the hospital emergency entrance while the woman on the phone asked if I had submitted a story to The Writers’ Union of Canada. At...

Love and the Illusion of Death

Trish in Mexico, 2015 When she sold the house with its mahogany floors and a view of a blue-green sea, my friend, Trish, no longer had financial concerns. She, who’d for decades used what funds she’d had to support caretakers of the earth, artists, visionaries,...