An Absence of Thanksgiving

Once when I was younger, my aunt brought in a “Tree of Many Blessings” before Thanksgiving dinner. It was one of those flimsy white tabletop Christmas trees, only slightly less pitiful than the one from A Charlie Brown Christmas. She insisted that we write down

Toe The Line

Ever since I can remember, I have always had best friends that were guys. When I was in elementary school it was Matthew, a Chunk look alike (from The Goonies) and we’d run the neighborhood climbing orange trees and playing Nintendo for hours. Then in

Therapy Sessions with Shamen

I have this need to feel as much life as I possibly can so if someone asks me to attend a workshop or ceremony held with a Peruvian shaman then I am going to say yes. Unlike my other adventures this one didn’t require obsessing

In My Tribe

I grew up spending most of my time with my mom’s side of the family, which was female dominated, both in number and in attitude. By the time I came along, it was the kind of family where the women did all the cooking, but

Aging And The Beat

A couple of months ago, the band I’m in was playing a show at an all ages venue on what can be called a school night. Due to it being a school night the crowd was sparse, but it didn’t stop us from having fun

10 Reasons I Still Have A Crush On Han Solo

1. He’s really good at what he does. Who else can navigate through an asteroid field? Or, just float away with the trash as an escape route? He has his moments. He definitely has his moments. 2. He has the best toys. The Millennium Falcon