Instructions for Threshold and Portal Crossings

Threshold:  doorsill, any doorway or entrance, the starting point of an experience, event or venture. While I grasp the basic definition, the part that intrigues me most is the “starting point of an experience, event or venture.” Perhaps this is because I love mystery and it speaks to a deeper longing and wonder in my soul. John…

Thresholds and Portals – A Collection of Poems

This book of poems began in Vienna, Austria, April 2013. It was birthed from writing prompts, silence in cemeteries, paintings that spoke to me and pastries that called my name. More poems came to life during November 2014 as I participated in National Novel Writing Month – NAWRIMO. 50,000 words gushed forth onto my laptop…

Welcoming 2015 and My Word for the Year

The first week of 2015 felt like a rushing wind: full of activities, calendaring surprises, creative bursts and gusts, and a flurry of activity. In the midst of this, I have been attempting to contemplate what ‘word’ might choose me for 2015. I liked my word, water, so much for 2014 that I was reluctant…

Land of Eire

  Passing through portals                                      I am met by six legged creatures and my father’s voice whispers on the wind, ‘No wonder you’ve always loved mystery.’   Ancient ancestors from the Heaney clan call my name as their…

Thresholds and portals and wild edges, oh my!

Passing through portals I am met by six legged creatures, and my father’s voice whispers to me through the wind, ‘No wonder you’ve always loved mystery.’ Ancient ancestors call my name and their songs are heard through the rushing wind, pelting rain, flowing river and pulsing air. ‘Welcome home,’ they cry. I’ve returned from my…

Packing and preparing for soul strolling in Ireland

I’m in the midst of attempting to pack and prepare for my upcoming soul strolling adventure in Galway, Ireland.  I’m both excited and nervous at the same time. I’m going to be traveling with some wonderful fellow pilgrims, some of whom I know and others who I am yet to meet. My friends Christine and…