Category Archives: Essays

Holding Back the Sea- Houkje Ross

Are You Trying to Hold Back the Sea? Lately, I’ve been a bit sad. A relationship that I thought was blossoming is now ending. I’ve been feeling a bit overcast… like a typical Dutch day. My mother is from the … Continue reading

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Sweet Junkyard Minnesota Pine

                I know people that would rather eat raw eggs than participate in the commercialism and trappings of Christmas.  The complaints range anywhere from it’s a consumer holiday, Coca- Cola invented Santa Claus to what does a Christmas tree have … Continue reading

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Ojai Revelations

Sometimes ancestral wisdom drops in through a gentle conversation on a mountaintop. This weekend I went to the Ojai Foundation in Ojai California for Council II training. Twenty-seven people gathered to tell stories from the heart, in a circle, holding … Continue reading

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