October 1, 2021

Goodbye to Grizzly Flats

We moved there in very early 2004. Delena was going into middle school and the ones where we lived in the Foothill Farms area of Sacramento where not excellent choices. We prayed for another option and as is so often the case with The Universe, our answer came in an unexpected way. Suddenly our landlord of 3 1/2 years…

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April 26, 2021


Publishes in August 8, 2021 by Llewellyn Worldwide. Available now for pre-order on Llewellyn and Amazon. Launch party on August 8, 2021 at Crossroads Metaphysical Store. From Llewellyn: Anyone can be the target of a psychic attack, whether it’s an intentional curse or an incidental crossing. This book shares effective techniques and practices for recovering from psychic attacks and…

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June 10, 2020

The Sacred Art of Brujería

Released June 9, 2020. Available on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and Llewellyn Worldwide. Featuring hands-on exercises, simple techniques, and how-to instruction from a professional bruja, this beginner-friendly guide is the best choice for understanding and practicing Brujeria―the healing witchcraft of Mexico and the American Southwest. The Sacred Art of Brujeria is adapted from a twelve-month series of classes and presents a…

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May 9, 2020

Seven Sisters of Avalon – Last 3 in Series

Thank you to all of you who love the Seven Sisters of Avalon as much as I do! The plan has been to have a total of eight books in this series. Last Valentine’s Day, we released Lily of Avalon, volume 5. My muse and I have been hard at work and have drafted out the next three books…

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February 14, 2019


I am excited to announce that the 5th book in the Seven Sisters of Avalon series, Lily of Avalon, is now available on Amazon.com in paperback and in e-book version.

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January 23, 2019

Finding Marla

It has been a while, oh yes, it has! I have not updated this blog as much as I should or as much as I would like to. Life has changed a great deal for me and then changed again, so I have been trying to keep up and mostly failing, feeling overwhelmed and awe-stricken in equal turns. Regardless,…

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August 2, 2018

The Sins of Ego

Ego is such a bitch; an insidious little bugger that sneaks up on you when you least expect it. I have battled this monster repeatedly over the years and by now, almost fifty-seven years into this life, I thought I had it beaten. I know the difference in ego and self-esteem. I know what is healthy and what is…

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July 15, 2018

Striding Through the Fire

I touch the fire and it freezes me, I look into it and it’s black Why can’t I feel? My skin should crack and peel. I want the fire back. Now, through the smoke, she calls to me to make my way across the flame To save the day or maybe melt away. I guess it’s all the same… So, I will…

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February 23, 2018

I Have Meniere’s Disease

I do not seek out traditional medical support often at all. My son, Dylan, who is my fifth of six children, is twenty-years-old and just a week or so ago went to the doctor for the first time since he was three-years-old. Maybe it is the Scotch-Irish side of me and the genetic disposition to take care of oneself…

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February 22, 2018

A Seat at the Table

I had the delight this past weekend of attending yet another lecture by one of my favorite bloggers and authors, John Beckett. Every time I sit through one of his classes, I come away with some snippet that will find its way into my own teachings. This particular presentation was at the 2018 Pantheacon gathering in San Jose, California…

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February 7, 2018

The Last Closet – A Book Review

The Last Closet Opens I read Moira Greyland’s book The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon (Castalia House, December 2017). Every. Painful. Word. I also read countless blog posts and comments about the revelations contained therein. It is quite a time-consuming and heartbreaking rabbit hole to dive into, as anyone who makes even a cursory exploration will find. I have…

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My Granny, Mary Frances Mitchell
November 10, 2016

Granny: I’m With Her Because…Damn

When in doubt, seriously, listen to my late Granny. Granny knows. You had to know my Granny and I am so sorry you didn’t if you didn’t. She was an amazing person and is my greatest “Yes, I actually knew her” hero of my entire life. More on Mary Frances Mitchell in a minute. …And that’s a wrap I…

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October 12, 2016

Place Your Bets

“Well this low down bitchin’ got my poor feet a itchin’. Can’t you see the deuce is still wild? Baby, I can’t stay, you got to roll me and call me the tumblin’ dice.”  Rolling Stones I look at how long it has been since I updated this journal and it makes me uncomfortable, but then I think about all I…

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March 14, 2016

Springing Forward

I hate time changes. Why…why must we do it?  That aside… There is a section of Google Images that allows you to filter according to parameters such as “available for non-commercial use without modification.” Some pretty cool stuff came up when I looked for a banner for this week’s column: March 21 is a year since Eric “retired” from…

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