Holding Sacred Space for Grief: Two Readings – One Theme

On Sunday September 7, 2014, Anora McGaha and Mary Ann Bumbera held a reading at the Joyful Jewel on the topic of grief. Joyful Jewel Owner, Mariah Wheeler wrote on Facebook about it: “What a wonderful reading by Mary Ann Bumbera and Anora McGaha at the Joyful Jewel yesterday. Their books about “Holding Sacred Space […]

#iamsubject – Going for It by Anora McGaha

I am participating in the #iamsubject project led by Diane DeBella author of I Am Subject: Telling Our Truths to Reclaim Our Selves. Here is my #iamsubject story. Since I was a girl I have created groups, written and wanted to publish. When I was twelve in a dramatic moment when I thought I might […]

Morning Song by Sylvia Freeman

I enjoy watching for and listening to birds, so I have several bird feeders on the deck and at the window. They are placed so I can see them from the screened porch and from the kitchen. I have regular visitors. A brilliant red male cardinal and his less brilliant mate come at least twice  day. Flickers and […]

Volunteering at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito by Ron Kardon

Ron Kardon is an architect in California who is volunteering at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito and shared his experience. I continue to volunteer at a number of places, most recently (since July 2011) at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, which is just north across the Bay. http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/ It’s a hospital, not a […]

Trapping Wolves is Cruel and Must Stop

Albeit, not a very good one, I am a Christian. My Christianity requires some things of me including a healthy respect for life. Some Christians say that this means to be Pro-Life, but I have discovered what they really mean is pro-birth as I have found that many Christians are not interested  in caring for […]

Rescue Cat: A Story from the UK

I am a walking cliché. Approaching middle-age (45, but feel about 10 and still wondering what to do when I grow up).  Single (divorced for years), mother to one son.  Owner of a  large and handsome black cat.  Just one cat – for now at least. You see I ended up being a cat lover […]

Saving the Lives of Animals – Cats and Dogs and Wildlife

I remember reading about this mountain climber. He had tried many times and invested thousands of dollars to reach the peak of Mt. Everest. On his last trip he came face to face with a life-changing decision. He came across a fellow climber who was passed by and left for dead by many other “fellow” […]

Postpartum and the Pleistocene: A Story by S. Kelley Harrell

Not terribly long ago, the father of our newborn twins told me that I needed to leave the house and not come back until I had shaken my mood. He told me I needed to do something for myself. Having twins took a toll on us both, particularly in the early days.  I found myself […]