Archives for February 2011

The Spirited Lawyer

A story about my father’s perspective on life.

Refugees in Azerbaijan

Caught in the political machinations of the Azerbaijani and Armenian governments, refugees in Sumgait, Azerbaijan may never be able to return home to Nagorno-Karabagh. Read about their lives in this oil-rich country where the vast majority complain of acute health problems.

Mindful Drumming

This Week’s blog focuses on an experience of mindful drumming led by a Ga healer.

Walking Among the Ancients

Petra, Jordan: The descent into the valley that disguises the ancient town of Petra held no clue what historical and cultural intrigue I was about to discover. Stepping onto the path, the city of stone drew me into a corridor in the belly of “Jordan’s Grand Canyon” where striated rocks of rusty red, mauve and rose frame the walkway. I felt transported to an earlier era awash in spirits.

All Praises to Teachers

A poem about my experience at Born to Drum, a women’s drum camp for all levels, which takes place every July at Walker Creek Ranch in Petaluma, California. (Photo courtesy Afia Walking Tree)

Floricimiento — Reflourishing

A poetic reflection on the Mayan-guided healing ceremony of a dear friend. (Photo by John Kaine)