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My Soul Is Like Water

  • November 19, 2019

My soul is like water

Water, the most ambitious force on the planet, always finds its way from one place to the next without loss of substance.  As a river it crosses the terrain of time, people, place. I gravitated toward the path of least resistance engaging with life.

My soul is like water.

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Chasing Rainbows, Summertime Roadtrip (fiction)

  • October 9, 2019

The 1978 convertible Cadillac soars down the freeway like a fat cigar boat on still water.  Mom, in the front passenger seat, wraps a floral silk scarf around her long wavy red hair.  She knots it tightly under her chin; the tail end flaps in the wind and gently laps at her cheek and neck.  Dad with one arm out the window smoothly glides the vehicle with his fat right palm planted squarely at noon on the steering wheel.  Read more...

Gossamer Dreams Chapter: Date Night (fiction)

  • January 9, 2019

Charlie giddy with nervous energy walks back and forth under the bright lights from the marquis.  It’s been years since they’ve had a date night, but he’s hopeful that the magic of the symphony will rekindle the warmth in her heart.  A light drizzle of snow glistens on the shoulders of his velvet blazer.  The crowd, that only minutes ago flooded the entrance, has gone inside to claim their seats and only a few people sucking down the last of their fast burning cigarettes remain.  

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Dark Moon Lilith, excerpt from Dark Night of the Soul (non-fiction)

  • April 9, 2017

Lilith is a mythological and religious figure who has been a part of human folklore, religion, anthropology, and astrology for as long as we have recorded history. Her roots are found in ancient Sumerian, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek sculptures and texts, she is mentioned in The King James Bible of Genesis and Jewish mythology. Her branches have spread across hundreds of years, and she is represented in Renaissance and contemporary writings and artworks. Michelangelo depicted her as 

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Golden Milk

  • November 22, 2015

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Golden Milk, 2 cup serving

  • 1 – 2 cups water (1 if using coconut water)
  • 1 cup coconut water (optional)
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Turmeric Concentrate (see below)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • honey to taste, 1/2 tbsp +/-

With the exception of honey, mix all ingredients to saucepan and heat to gentle simmer, remove from heat add honey, and enjoy in your favorite mug.  (do not cook the honey.)

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Recipe for Turmeric/Ginger/Pepper ConcentrateIMAG0307

  • 20″ fresh turmeric root
  • 7″ fresh ginger root
  • 1 heaping teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3-5 tablespoons MTC oil, coconut oil, or grass fed ghee

Saute all ingredients on medium/high heat until a paste forms.  Let cool and store in a glass jar in your refrigerator.  I’m not sure how long this lasts, but I’ve had a jar in my fridge for a month, and it was still fresh to the last spoonful.  I’ve also used dried organic turmeric when fresh is unavailable.  The only downside is that I love to eat the solid bits at the bottom of my glass when using fresh, the dry: not so much.  The drink is still good though.

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Black pepper enhances bioavailability of Turmeric.  Even just a little pinch of pepper can significantly boost levels.  So unless you’re drinking this just for its amazing flavor, the black pepper is required to allow your body maximum absorption.

This amount of concentrate will last me roughly 2 weeks.

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Also, please be aware that turmeric can slow blood clotting, and may interact with medication that slows blood clotting.  Do not take turmeric without speaking to a medical professional if you are taking anticoagulant/antiplatelet drugs, or if you are concerned about blood clotting issues.