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Halloween Is Coming
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Halloween Is Coming

Halloween is coming. Are your pumpkins nicely carved? Are your apples dripping poison? Are your skeletons well starved? Halloween is coming. Is your broom ready to fly? Is your cauldron hot and boiling? Is your mirror set to scry? Halloween is coming. Has your cat sharpened her claws? Has your Tarot deck been sorted? Has … Continue reading

Welcome to October
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Welcome to October

Every October I wish I lived somewhere with a real fall when days arrived with sweaters and boots and autumn leaves. It did drop to below 90 here, so that was something. And I convinced myself I felt a hint of cool on the breeze. Regardless, October is here and magic is coming. I’m dedicating … Continue reading

A World of Water
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A World of Water

Days like this remind of one of my favorite novels, Mama Day by Gloria Naylor. I return to it time and time again. It starts on the shores of Africa, a simple breeze among the palms and cassavas, before it’s carried off, tied up with thousands like it, on a strong wave heading due west. … Continue reading

The Future
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The Future

As a kid, I loved reading about the zodiac. I had my mother’s dogeared copy of Linda Goodman’s sun signs. Are you familiar with it? Are you familiar with it? I read it again and again, looking for clues to understanding myself and others. Did it help? Well, there’s a lot of rubbish in horoscopes. … Continue reading

It’s Raining.
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It’s Raining.

In a few days, I have another art show! Shows never feel any less exciting or anxiety inducing, but each time I try to do something different. At my reception, I’ll be giving away new things: bookmarks, stickers, and magic spells. Well, we could call them magic spells for fun or quirky, motivational-esque poems. It’s … Continue reading

Being Nice
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Being Nice

In 1991, I was sitting in a grad school class–something about literary criticism–and one of the guys in the class stated that he wasn’t sexist. He’d never done anything against women, you see. He was a nice guy. This was true. He was a nice guy. I don’t mean that ironically or sarcastically. A young … Continue reading