Beth whispers in my ear, “I want this to be really special.”
In the form of a sunken Dutch trader
When I sit with the island at night a feeling comes over me that’s hard to explain.
Facilitator, couples coach, and TIS contributor Jenna Card is offering two six-week Fundamentals of Compassionate Communication courses starting next week, one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday. Jenna is an truly heart-centered, open, and empathic communicator who can help you improve understanding and connection in all of your relationships. She’s
What is it? Someone please let me know.
For our final gathering of “T H E L E A P I N G F O O L”, Winter writers series, we invite contributors to explore the present time in the cycle of RENEWAL, focusing on this time of the Hermit, and how hibernation’s teachings show up as
Her movements were all effortless grace and easy elegance.
“Are you the real Santa Claus?” “Why, yes, of course! Are you the real Sasha? Because I heard that there’s a little girl that dresses just like you saying she’s the real one.”
Around one o’clock in the morning we heard a sickening moan rise from near the front door, the kind that turns your blood cold.
I enjoy finding keys to understanding. When I find something that so concisely and clearly delivers useful knowledge, I take note. It is in that spirit that I offer you Dr. Betty Martin’s “Wheel of Consent.” The Wheel of Consent is a model for understanding and exploring the dynamics
“What? How? Wow! This is so incredible!” I stammered.
Please join SOURCE Paper and The Intermodal Spirit on December 15th (doors 5:30pm, reading 6:30pm) for another installment of “The Leaping Fool” winter writers’ series at Orcas Island Winery where local writers read their original work. The first Leaping Fool event in November felt amazing. We had ten
Later the phrase, “Man on the range—hold your fire!” popped into my head but I had called out the friendly “Hello!” one uses to track down vanished shop clerks.
Would-be lessees and grouse trappers, take heed!
If you’re interested in following the natural rhythms of the season and slowing down to reflect and connect, you may be interested in TIS contributor, and communication and relationship coach Jenna Card’s weekly “Heart Cafe” Zoom calls at 10:30am starting tomorrow, on Wednesday mornings, and running throughout
A couple of years ago I began work on a visual guide to the Tarot’s Major Arcana. The idea was to look at the Major Arcana through the lens, not of divination, but of the archetypical mind (the one, I believe, that’s in potential in all of us)
And my growing, expanding Universe theory
A yawning gulf of uneasiness opened up around me as my brain went into overdrive trying to make sense of the strange people in my new home.
We can still hold another in love even while disagreeing with, or not being able to accept some, or all, of their actions.
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Join us on December 15th for another installment of “The Leaping Fool” winter writer’s series at Orcas Island Winery. If you’d like to read your work, please send your submission to email@example.com by Dec. 5th and include your first and last name in the document title.
So there you go, a 2000-year-old account relayed by a 250-year-old book. And so we have a glimpse of the people that may have, in another time, stood a large stone on-end to mark a spot on the island next door.
It saw me immediately, lifted its head and plaintively groaned.
He was a free agent and I took notice, never having met a cat that called its own shots.
“Hope you have a lovely winter, do come by for tea when you’re settled in.”
“The Leaping Fool” lit night, this Friday, 11/11/22, 5:30pm (opening) 6:30pm–8:30pm (reading) at the Orcas Island Winery, will include the following line-up. There is no cover. Everyone is welcome. The winery will have wine and picnic snacks available. See you there! Ayn Gailey, reading
I get to initiate it with playful flirtation and, of course, verbal consent… which is, honestly, pretty hot.
Culture shock has set in.
Do Fiats come equipped with wormholes to other dimensions?
All is utterly desolate and quiet, empty for hundreds of miles, though out there in that nothingness there seems to be the spirit of everything else that exists.
Finding the magic in the everyday
On Friday, 11/11/22, 5:30pm (opening), 6:30pm (reading)–8:30pm, Orcas Island Winery will host, and SOURCE Paper and The Intermodal Spirit will co-present, a local lit reading called "The Leaping Fool." The theme of the night will be “Good Work.” I’ll be there reading excerpts
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You know how sometimes The Great Mystery that we’re all part of will drop clues about the nature of itself? This is the section of the site where I collect and share those clues. For me those clues are the metaphysical things like myth, like tarot, like ceremony and
Sometimes relating can feel like a challenge. Sometimes it can feel like an utter joy. Through this section of the site I’ll offer you tools and ideas to help make relating more of the latter. I’ll be writing here about diverse forms of relating, like how we relate