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High Tide...

Last month we had a Blue Moon, High Tide, and Hurricane Henri all on the same night here in Red Hook, Brooklyn. It wasn't long before we...

Hope and Faith...

I have been spending a lot of time in the garden. Maybe that means I am getting older. The bustle of Brooklyn's streets are somehow much...

Release and Rebirth...

Mark Edward Samulski was born April 19, 1976. He was my older brother who walked me into nursery school every day to make sure it was...

A Soul Commute...

Before the pandemic I used to ride the subway- a lot. I love and hate the subway, which may one day be the title of my farewell letter...

Love Letters...

I received an email from one of my students that is worth sharing. I feel fairly shy about compliments, but it illuminates a core...

Inevitable Change...

I had an interesting conversation with my father. In total truthfulness, I have had a lifetime of interesting conversations with my...

Roots and Resilience...

When I was a little girl, one of my best friends was a tree. I used to climb up and sit and talk to her for hours. She was very alive...

Pain and Power...

In the last two hours of childbirth you enter a phase called "transition." If you ask most mothers who have delivered naturally I think...

The Spread...

The idea that we can truly separate ourselves from our environment or from each other is a false consciousness. The inevitability of...

Part Of The Whole...

Perspective may be one of our most powerful and underutilized tools. How we define our experiences has a lot to do with the way we are...

Saying yes...

Life is constantly calling you- forward, onward, upward into growth and inward to greater depths. Everyday, in large and small ways, you...