Who am I?

Everybody writes a blog, right?

Ever since I was a kid, I've written. As a really little kid, I wrote little books about horses that my mom still has. I've written poetry, stories, articles for newspapers and newsletters, even tried unsuccessfully to write a novel. I've run, written for, and/or edited and co-edited countless magazines and newsletters of various low-level distribution. The poetry was sappy, the magazines, newspapers, and newsletters not particularly well-read, I never could finish a short story, and the novel...well the closest I ever came to that was finishing half of one for NaNoWriMo.

When I discovered zines, I wrote and published several zines for a few years. When I got tired of the paper cuts and glue stains, I decided to blog.

Oh, and meanwhile, I got a job in publishing and have co-authored two books for my company, but those don't count. Those were for money.

Through it all, I've noticed that the writing that calls to me is the stuff that opens up my heart, the words that come out of me whole, without needing editing or tweaking, the ones that speak of deep emotion and profound moments. I don't know what you call it, but it's the writing that needs to happen, where if it doesn't come out I obsess about it, words fill my head, and I feel like if I don't let them out they'll spill all over the place. Neat and tidy writing was never my strong suit. I like the writing that mirrors life: it's messy, complicated, and sometimes the best it can do is say, in different ways: "Well, I don't know the answer but I certainly admire the problem."

This blog is dedicated to all of us who look around us with awe and wonder, drink in beauty and love like wine, yet who struggle with connecting, finding and maintaining love, and remembering that we are sacred gods and goddesses, alive with the light of the Universe.

My mission in life is to witness and celebrate the sacredness in all moments, and to recognize that it's all an incredible and beautiful gift, if we can learn to see things that way. I'm attempting to see things that way. I hope my words can teach, sustain, comfort, and open all of us to a new understanding of our experience, a tender expansion of our hearts, and root us deeper in the courage and strength we all possess, just by having made it this far.

Brightest Blessings to you!