Poetry

Soulfire : Creative Snowballing

I don’t remember where I first met Christina Deubel – I am fairly certain it was at a Twitter meetup, where I first noticed another tall woman, and only after that realized that she was the artist I’d been admiring the works of online. Even if that wasn’t where it Read more…

By Andrea, ago
Essays

A Love Letter To My Pod

The word “family” has always been a flexible word. I happen to like the fact that “family” is very much a self-defined word, and every person has a slightly different context for it, but calling someone “family” is the near-universal language to share how important someone is in your life, Read more…

By Andrea, ago
Essays

The Power of Your Story

In a system where data-driven is the lifeblood of business, of corporations, of education, of communication, a story provides personalized color and context. It is less stripped-down, less numerically based and less “big picture important” than the data-driven approach. The story fills in the data that humanizes numbers. We are Read more…

By Andrea, ago
The Mini-Farm

Playing Catch-Up With Slow Time

This house does not have “history” in that deep-time, thick sense that a house hundreds of years old has. It doesn’t ooze history out of its walls and have hidden nooks and crannies with generations of stories. What this house does have, though, is a history that we know, comparatively, Read more…

By Andrea, ago
Poetry

Spring Equinox Sunrise

This morning’s sunrise Kissed as it was with Cold wind and colder frost Was also a sunrise Of warmth and promise A sunrise to mark the balance Of the quiet slumber of death That is beginning to pass With the ecstatic explosion of life That is yet to come A Read more…

By Andrea, ago