Yasiel Puig #66 made Esperanza’s first day of school one for the record books. He spent time in every 5th grade class–really he became part of our family. His Wild Horse Foundation donated loads of play equipment and backpacks–and $1,000 for new books in our school library. It’s going to be a great year! Grateful.
Author Caroline Arnold’s 160 non-fiction books on science and natural history have captivated children and adults for years. So imagine how special it was this afternoon when she donated her vast collection of National Geographic magazines to Esperanza fifth-grade teacher Terry Oasay. Mrs. Oasay already has plans for their use in her classroom. Mrs. Oasay’s former student German, a Colburn School of Music scholar, was there helping Mrs. Oasay set up her classroom so he got to ask Caroline about her research methods. Grateful.
My new full-length poetry book is out!!!!
“Three Ages of Women” is available from Deerbrook Editions. Here is the cover. These are poems based on paintings of Winslow Homer, Picasso, Georgia O’Keefe, Eward Hooper, Andrew Wyeth. All the poems are about women in the paintings or paintings by women, or have something to do with women.
More information later.
i went FB live for the first time today as a guest of the amazing Queer Fat Femme — talking about the ways I offer Reiki and Energy Healing as powerful supportive modalities for people who live with eating disorders.
These are the tools that helped me heal in the most transformative ways and being able to offer up this support for others is incredible…and this is just the beginning.
Thank you Bevin Branlandingham for sharing your platform and being a part of this incredible queer reiki healing crew we are growing!!
For folks in LA, I’ll be at EVERYBODY this coming Saturday (Aug 19), hosting a By Donation Reiki healing clinic — come by or email ahead of time to reserve a specific time: firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the date! or better yet — drop me an email and reserve a spot for some sweet energy healing on Saturday August 19th. I will be offering a by-donation Reiki clinic that day at EVERYBODY. I hope to see you there!
Reminder: I am also at Everybody every week on Wednesdays offering full sessions and deeper, ongoing support. email/DM to book a spot. First session is 50% off.
Just spent a wonderful
15 days in myanmar hiking up into the alpine–such a spirutual experience hanging out in such big, wild nature surroundings away from it all at Mistaya helicopter-hiking Lodge. Wildflowers, birds, glaciers, lakes and the mighty Rocky Mountains Destination British Columbia Mistaya Lodge and Alpine Tours Tourism Golden
“Jews Will Not Replace Us,” refers to the belief among “not too bright” animals who call themselves “White Supremacists” that Jewish people are not white, whatever that means to the ignorant among us, why Jewish people were forced to wear specific symbols to identify their ties to Judaism throughout history. For example, Blacks are apparently not White; Jews can pass themselves off as White, especially those who do not wear garb associated with a specific sect of Judaism. That is the short answer. I guess they want “us Jews” to wear the “Star of David” on our clothes again:
Nazi America has Risen, Not Christ!
The really big deal is the 10th year anniversary of Palace Poetry Group, Saturday, August26,, 11:45am-1:45 pm at the Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard Street, Fayetteville, NY 13066. This is a free program with an open mic and CAKE!!! Bring poems, bring a snack to share, P.A.R.T.Y.
Then, Thursday, Sept 7, 7-8:30 at the Fayetteville Free Library we have as a Featured Reader, Dianne Sefcik from Albany, NY. After the featured reader, there is an open mic. All are welcome, free programs
We have a fake President. It is confirmed today. Sad. He gave a weak speach blaiming both sides. Meanwhile, the former head of the KKK, David Dukes, has actually praised Trump for allowing them to feel free to do what KKK and American Nazis want to do. They are taking it as a right to be a**holes and climb out from under rocks.
I am waiting for the Alt-Right to condemn me.
It looks like a right-wing supporter ran a car into the anti-right protesters and killed someone. I am waiting to verify this. If it is true that anyone drove on purpose into a group and if it is true that the driver killed someone, we have a new problem of esculatiion, and a legal case of vehicle homicide.