Monday, July 16, 2018


Reiki class was fabulous! Wonderful enthusiastic students. Reiju beside the pond, with the blessings of turtles, frogs, crows, a heron, and laughing children.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Reiki class at the university

love this Reiki class I'm teaching at the university. The students have been researching, reading, and reflecting. Just read a bunch of insightful student posts. We meet this week for hands-on.


I went to the annual service at my ancestor's church. Didn't stay for the whole service, and it wasn't the birds chirping in the chimney beside me, the religiosity, boredom, shyness, or the heat. No, I left early because the farm next door had spread manure and the stench was appalling. The stencils were gorgeous. Nice service.

My great5grandfather, a Revolutionary War soldier, is buried in the cemetery beside the church. 

Saturday, July 14, 2018


Teaching a Reiki class at the university. The students are reading, reflecting, and writing. Their posts are so good. We meet next week for hands-on Reiki.

Monday, July 2, 2018


You could DIE in a FIRE, the guy on the radio said. LINT. You should clean your drier vent TWICE A YEAR, he said. Not the regular lint tray that you probably clean all the time, no, the big tin elephant trunk that goes from the back of the drier to outside. That thing. IT WILL BE PACKED WITH LINT, the guy on the radio said. Ok, wow, I've had the drier 8 years and never cleaned it. So I pulled out the drier, looked in the elephant trunk and I'm here to tell you DON'T DO IT. It's a trick. It was perfectly clean in there. No lint. Here's the trick, it's impossible to get it all back together. Does the elephant trunk go inside or outside the fluted pie plate piece? It doesn't fit, either way. And the clamp, where does that go? Well you know what? This is the exact situation that calls for duct tape. It was invented for this very purpose. Duct tape. It is whole again and I'm safe and lint-free.

Sunday, July 1, 2018 ~ Reiki Nurse

4 am

I woke up at 4 am and noticed flashes of white light behind the curtains. Not the police then. Went out on the deck with my camera to see if I could get a photo of the lightning. I've never taken a photo of lightning. It was flashing every few seconds off to the east and the birds were singing enthusiastically. I recorded a bunch of short videos and got some lightning. Took a screenshot