I am shocked and heartbroken at the massacre in Charleston. When such a violent assault occurs, it is more than just personal, more than a reflection of one person’s hate and madness. Racism is structural, a framework built into society that channels eruptions of violence onto black bodies just as surely as a strategic break […]
I am really sorry to share the news that Andy Paik died suddenly last Monday, February 23, of unknown causes. His wife Karen came home and found him unconscious on the floor. The paramedics could not revive him.
Andy was a longtime Reclaiming member, the founder of Free Activist Witchcamp, a dedicated and courageous activist […]
Today is the memorial for Margot Adler, author, NPR radio journalist, Witch and good friend! Below are the words I wrote for her service. Today, on Halloween when the veil is thin and the living and dead are in communication, we can remember her:
For Margot Adler
Margot and I were friends for many decades, […]
Isis is one of the people I dearly love. I learned so much from her. I learned to walk down the street and look people in the eye and smile and say, “How ‘ya doin?” I learned how someone could face years of illness and pain with optimism and grace, and still take so much pleasure in life, even as her life grew more restricted. She’s one of the people in my life who made me who I am. here’s a beautiful interview with her: http://creation-designs.com/gracemillennium/sojourn/spring98/html/isis.html (Although when she says I was working in the television industry–I actually had a small job in educational films that I rapidly got fired from!) […]
Keyawis chose to let go rather than to live on life-support, with no hope for recovery or quality of life. She faced death with the same grace and courage with which she lived, […]