Juleitte, Georgia, USA
January 02
Just me. An aging southern hippy chick.


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FEBRUARY 9, 2015 11:58AM

Finding my shadow before noon

This is my day so far. I’ll sum it up. I almost caught the screened in porch off of my office on fire.  I lit a fine beeswax candle I made myself while in worship with my WomenSpirit friends. It was meant as a new moon candle, to be lit briefly… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 8, 2015 7:47AM

Trans Tree, Trans Bird

Sitting at the creek on a rock.
Damp. Gray. Midwinter. Afternoon
Daffodils Blooming. Yes Blooming.
On the bank.

There were/are old trees nearby.

About three years ago, while I was picking my daughter-in-law from work, all hell was breaking loose in the form of a storm. The clouds were… Read full post »
JANUARY 27, 2015 10:21PM

Moving, moving Mama

My friend, Wini, told me the Civil Rights Movement was called a movement because they all mobilized and went somewhere when there was something going on. When Selma occurred, she knew she needed to move. She walked herself down to the White House and sat down in the Green Room. There… Read full post »
JANUARY 21, 2015 10:11AM

In Patterns With the Stars



The moon is again waxing. I haven’t yet seen her reappearance, but I know she will be hanging there near the western horizon, a little after dark tonight, a breathtaking slice of light which will soon disappear.

The first time I remember being really aware of the moon, I… Read full post »

JANUARY 19, 2015 1:46PM

Making a Claim


That night in bed, Cecil said, "I'm forwarding you an email from Edwin. He wants me to write my recollections of the night we were overrun by the NVA. That was Doc's first night out in country and he responded to Edwin, so I'll call him too. Edwin is filingRead full post »

JANUARY 14, 2015 10:17AM

Casting the die

Kathryn looked at the day’s reading. A split in the path. A day to choose which way to go. Well, she was pretty committed in all the directions she was  headed. 

Jake was headed out the door. “Look out for splits in the path," she called. "Any decision might be life… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2015 9:03PM

Looking Back on What I've Learned


What I Learned Last Year



I learned about letting go, actually getting rid of twenty years of clutter. After 35 years of bad house keeping, I am learning the simple secret of continuous small tidying with large blasts every once in a while.

I learned about pulses from… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2014 2:07PM

Etznab, the Trecena of Truth



Today is 1 Etznab. This means for thirteen days, each day is influenced by the energy and concepts associated with this day sign. 

Indigenous people of Central America in times past and now were concerned in knowing who they truly were. Their birth days helped define how the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2014 11:58PM

7 Chuen - The Monkey Day

Today, December 22, 2014 is the monkey day, Chuen or Batz, in the Mayan ccalendar . Foolish Monkeys, we all are. 

Zanelle posted about Orion today. The Mayan keep three hearth stones in their cooking fire. These hearth stones represent three stars, two of these are… Read full post »
DECEMBER 21, 2014 11:35AM

The Shortest Day, The Longest Night


It's cloudy in these parts. I went out early, in the black before the dawn, but the tiny of slivers of the moon were not visible in the east. Instead a mist hung in the air, damp all around. It's been like this the last three mornings.

I will find… Read full post »

DECEMBER 17, 2014 11:29AM

Feeling Sad is Part of the Dark Days



Michele looked down on her daughter, Laura who was sprawled on her bed, saying nothing with a single tear tracking down her stubborn face.

"Seize the sunlight. There are only a few hours a day. Seek it, turn your face into it and absorb the light. Vitamin D, you… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2014 11:15PM

Driving and Talking

A Fiction Club. I'm game after reading Zanelle's post which is all I know about it.

 I decided to take the same challenge as Zanelle using these four words: bird(s), weather, dinner, askance. It took me all day before anything entered my mind and this is what I came up with, for better… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2014 2:02PM

A Christmas Realignment

The Season of Christmas descends once a year onto our population. It is a madness, a vortex of highly voluble family and institutional webs of crazy.
Once I was Christmas Carole, idealistic and a lover of Christmas, especially of decorating the tree. In this long ago version of… Read full post »
DECEMBER 9, 2014 12:18PM

Krampus Meets Megyn

Last year a Fox News reporter ignited a controversy when she declared Santa Claus is white. Shortly after that, on another writing site, I wrote a piece for an exercise "Making Myth Your Muse" which made use of Megyn Kelly's unfortunate characterization of Santa Claus. Without further ado, I am repos… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2014 9:59PM

Veterans Day 2014, A love story

I have struck all kinds of poses on Veterans Day thru the years I’ve been married to CC. I’ve been the good wife, trailing behind him to overly nationalistic and hawkish affairs, I’ve been the journalist and the blogger, always the hippie to his hero.
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OCTOBER 20, 2014 6:30PM

Time and Mayans

Almost two years ago at my church's annual solstice service, I was asked to deliver the message. Since my last post generated a lot of interest about my daykeeping activities, I decided to post what I wrote for the December 21, 2012 service. Without further ado....

Welcome to my church this… Read full post »

OCTOBER 13, 2014 9:39PM

My creation myth goes as follows.


This is a reference guide to the basic story I tell myself everyday using the 20 Mayan Day signs. My associations with the days signs comes from studying a wide variety of Mayan scholars' and thinker’s interpretations. Onto this, each day I create my own  cognitive connections base… Read full post »

OCTOBER 12, 2014 9:21PM

The Edge



"Seek water” was the assignment emanating from the sacred Mayan calendar today. I put my kayak on my truck and tied it down. This is a very empowering deed for a woman in her late fifties to heft a 14 foot kayak on her truck, tie it securely and… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 21, 2014 9:57AM



At the Ocmulgee Indian Festival, I brought out my old Cannon carmera that I gave up when the iPhone cameras started packing as many megapixels as the Cannon. Now I have quit carrying my iPhone,  my 16 year old child has taken it over. I am learning to walk awayRead full post »

SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 12:54AM

Refighting the Civil War

Oh my Goddess, how blandly we talk of killing more people and how southerners are sick in the head and depraved.

Oh my Goddess. The things I am reading. I have been afraid of living here in the South as some of these white people got prouder and prouder of their… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 2:30PM

Inspired to Rant




“My one regret is that I did not serve my country in Vietnam”

random Facebook quote on my husbands feed.


What a crock of shit.  My one regret is I did not FIGHT IN A WAR?

Who are you kidding? Do you understand what war is? It… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2014 4:32PM

Not quite done

I've decided to write my own mythology of Robin Williams because to me, he belongs in the Pantheon of Gods.  He is the Zeus of Comedy, the winged serpent of acting and he is absolutely one of my heros. To go along with his saintification and deification, I will add a… Read full post »
AUGUST 12, 2014 10:12AM

Life and Death. Choices

Life and Death. Choices.


I believe a person has the right to take their own life. Last night we had company when we heard of Robins Williams' death by suicide. A man I admire very much seemed to think suicide is never the right decision because of the people who… Read full post »

JULY 26, 2014 5:30PM



I am a vessel of thoughts and feelings which must be siphoned off at regular intervals. These thoughts and feelings come in torrents, currents of life passing through me. I want all of these currents of life to be assimilated into my version of reality. I want it all toRead full post »

JULY 16, 2014 3:26PM

A Dangerous Situation


He changed her operating system,

Taking Joy,  Leaving Guilt;

Mapping Shortcomings;

Building and Dwelling there.

 He was a snake handler.

Finding Them in her mind, 

Teasing Them out,

Having his fill.

He was an interogrator,

mining for Cracks,

plying Them… Read full post »