Stories and poems of personal experiences and family reflections.

In the Land Where Drumming Began

Allisar is the drummer in green

A drumming and dancing trip to the island of Roume in Guinea, West Africa turned up many surprises.

The Spirited Lawyer

Albert Grossman, 1930s

A story about my father’s perspective on life.

Floricimiento — Reflourishing

Floricimiento — Reflourishing

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

Blind Date: Siberia

Baikal bouquet

Relationships emerge in the oddest places; this one outside of Irkutsk, Russia in a village on the largest and most lovely fresh-water lake in the world: Lake Baikal, known as the pearl of Siberia.