I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in scheduled working on weekdays and sleeping in on Sundays. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.

Read the Printed Word!

“Life is so full of unpredictable beauty and strange surprises. Sometimes that beauty is too much for me to handle. Do you know that feeling? When something is just too beautiful? When someone says something or writes something or plays something that moves you to the point of tears, maybe even changes you?”

—Mark Oliver Everett

"A thousand lies have made colder and I don’t think I can look at this the same. But all the miles that separate disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face." (Taken with instagram)

"A thousand lies have made colder and I don’t think I can look at this the same. But all the miles that separate disappear now when I’m dreaming of your face." (Taken with instagram)

“My wisdom lies in having been many things and in many places in order to become one person.”


“Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in a given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

—Viktor Frankl

“The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating.”

—Paulo Coelho

“A change is brought about because ordinary people do extraordinary things.”

—Barack Obama

We are ALL connected.
What happens to the least of us happens to us all.

We are ALL connected.

What happens to the least of us happens to us all.

“We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds, our planet is the mental institution of the universe.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Qaddafi Killed

Death and murder as spectacle has never, ever, ever appealed to me and in fact, I’m sickened and saddened to see the images of Qaddafi being drug bloody through the streets after being yanked kicking and screaming…begging not to be shot from the hole he was hiding in. Hiding like the horrific coward he was.

Not sick or sad for him.

Not at all.

Not by a long shot.

Sick and sad for the people who endured his reign of terror and oppression.

Sick and sad for those who captured and murdered him.

Sick and sad for those who drag his evil, lifeless corpse through their streets tainting with his blood the paths where their children will play.

Sick and sad because even in death, murderous tyrants like Qaddafi and bin Laden and Hussein win when we as people lose our humanity in the rejoicing of murder.

Yes, even when that rejoicing is regarding the murder of evil on earth.

I realize my opinion on this is unpopular to say the least. When I expressed it after bin Laden was killed I was branded un-American more than once on FB by many of my red state neighbors. And while I can’t say that I’m sorry to have one less evil bastard drawing breath on the planet, I cannot and will not glorify it. Yes, my opinion on this is unpopular during times like these and yet, it’s the only way I get to sleep at night.

I can only hope that the Libyan people are afforded some measure of comfort knowing that he is gone from their lives forever and that they are indeed finally free. I hope that they can pull themselves together and create the nation of their dreams for future generations.

“He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.” - Nietzsche


Text, photographs, quotes, links, conversations, audio and visual material preserved for future reference.