Psychology

Expressive Arts Project

March 1, 2011

Several weeks ago, I invited an artist and colleague to lead my “Psychology and The Expressive Arts” class in an art project. She had the students work in dyads and write out three definitions of “home.” Then they were given a page of lines from a book of poetry by another professor at our school. […]

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Metaphors

February 1, 2011

One of my readers hoped that the reason I hadn’t been blogging recently was because I was off drawing with my new-found pastel chalks. I wish I could say that was my excuse for being absent this last month, but the truth is that I have been doing my best to lift the spring semester […]

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Comfort Zones

August 9, 2010

One of the weather announcers this week talked about the seasonal climates and how people react to them. On the mainland, almost every area is experiencing some horrendous heat, and people wish it would cool down. This person showed pictures of the same geographic area complaining about the extremely cold weather and snow conditions earlier […]

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Feral Fables

August 2, 2010

“For centuries, women and men have sought guidance and counsel to help them in processes of change, healing, and transformation.” That is the first sentence in the introduction to my new book, Feral Fables. How many of us have checked the I Ching, or Animal Medicine cards, or the Tarot to see what they have […]

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The Magic of A Book

July 26, 2010

There is one book I have read over and over ever since its first publishing date in 1959, and that is The Magic of Thinking Big (Paperback) by Dr. David Swartz. No other book has had quite the impact on my life as this one. In the early months of 1973, when I was a […]

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The Purple Chrysanthemum

August 1, 2009

Today’s post is a bit of my short fiction. From time to time, I will post something on that order. Photo taken at Kalopa State Park, Hawai`i Island.   The Purple Chrysanthemum   Chores never cease, never subside. Menacing dark corners tower above and below her, dusty and dank. Driven here, thrust there, the woman […]

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