Welcome to my world...13 acres on the side of a mountain in north Georgia, which I share with my human, canine and feline family. I am surrounded by beauty and love of all kinds, but the roads I have traveled in this life have rarely been smooth. I know, though, that True Love travels on a gravel road, and Wisdom is borne from adversity. As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote ~ When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. For most of my life I have tried to capture - in essay, poem, and photograph - the stars I've seen and the wisdom I've found. I share some of those crude attempts on this website; I hope you find a rough gem, or a not-too-distant star, somewhere in this collection. If not, you should check out that Emerson fellow. He may not be up to speed with the latest technology, but he's a damn good writer.
20 May 2016
ON HIATUS DUE TO ILLNESS
I hope to return to regular postings as my health allows. In the meantime, please follow me on
Among other things, I am an essayist, poet, photographer, philosopher, freelance writer and editor; très libéral and always ready to opine or debate on matières politiques; a natural-born witch whose pagan beliefs incorporate an amalgam of Native American Indian shamanism and eclectic Wicca; a slave to fashion, shoes, my wee cat Nubiti, and my "Chiweenie" Sara Lee - but not in that order; and a music enthusiast who loves to dance, sky-clad, at midnight beneath the fair moon.
Jesus, it's been nearly two years since I've edited this list. So I'd much rather spend your time, and certainly my time, reading/writing the posts themselves, not the inane lists I created years ago when I thought such trivialities were meaningful. And no, I'm not being sarcastic. Not this time.
In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. - from The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy
I may disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire, attributed
The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins. - Oliver Wendell Holmes Many are destined to reason wrongly; others, not to reason at all; and others, to persecute those who do reason. - Voltaire