The Lessons in Rocks

To many Native American tribes, rocks are the "stone people", or Ancestors.  I was in a sweat lodge once and the huge volcanic rocks in the pit glowed red like searing hot sponges, the holes, along with the shadows from the fire (or maybe it was my encroaching delirium from the intense heat), causing me [...]

Two Years of Wedded Bliss

Two years...I can't believe it!  My conviction that I wasn't the marrying type aside, I have to admit that even after three blissful (pre-marriage) years with my betrothed the thought of marriage was absolutely terrifying to me.  Ruminating on the concept of my every day and every hour being lived out in the same space as another human being brought [...]