March 21, 2016

I've always been a believer in Magic. For as long as I can remember I've felt a connection to something greater than myself, something mysterious, something mystical. 

As a kid that feeling felt akin to having super powers. After all, it was the era of Superman and Jedis, and I believed wholeheartedly that those powers were real and available to me if I practiced hard enough.

I spent hours in my backyard jumping off of dangerously high things, with the intention of eventually taking flight. Even my dreams were inundated with supernatural experiences,...

March 14, 2016

Not too long ago I was eavesdropping on a conversation between two women, not just any women mind you, these were intelligent, attractive, accomplished, feminists in their mid-sixties. They were women I admired! 

They were talking about their bodies, the conversation was blowing my mind. And not in a good way.

They were spewing the same bullshit I'd heard, and said myself since middle school. I guess I expected more from them. I had hoped that by the time I was in my sixties I would have reconciled my love-hate relations...

March 7, 2016

Have you ever felt yourself spiral into despair when things didn't turn out the way you expected, you know, that crash and burn feeling of disappointment? I have, to varying degrees. Most intensely when my best friend's son died suddenly at the tender age of six because of an oversight by hospital staff, an oversight that cost a beautiful young boy his life and threw a whole community into shock.

That was the first time my faith in 'the universe' was completely shattered. My entire belief system was burned to ash.

Since then, whenever I...

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