The Teaching Path

First, the subjects we teach are as large and complex as life, so our knowledge of them is always flawed and partial. No matter how we devote ourselves to reading and research, teaching requires a command of content that always eludes our grasp. Second, the students...

Releasing

I breeze into Labor & Delivery where I now know the nurse on the front desk on a first-name basis.  She buzzes me in, big smile, asks when I’m gonna do some Reiki on her.  (I always offer, trust me, but she’s been too busy for a five-minute break. ...

Reiking Boo-Boos

By far the quickest Reiki session I did this week was on a delightful two year old who I tickled and impressed with my cheek-popping and tongue-twisting abilities.  (I have done the same tricks on kids from Guatemala to Laos, and only the desperately-needing-naps do...

What Redeems

I received the good news this week that Poetica Magazine has chosen “The Last of My Village” as the winner in its annual chapbook competition.  This will be my first collection, and although I always wanted a Perfect Spine (oh the metaphors abound!), I am...