swooping down the hill on my bike on watson at 9 AM, bleeding unexpectadly early, sharing kate's exciting news, aurora walking, robert's insights, ticklinghug from dream. meeting with shell, she brought me lentils and a carrot! strategizing the cville bike revolution. general hilarity. wearing the minnie mouse dress, polka dots and stripes. strolling, running into jennifer at the jewish pre-school, impromptu concert in the courtyard for the 3 year olds. one kid dinging along to the music with his tricycle bell. sitting with thomas under the giantly beautiful blossoming tree in lee park. diving into open presence, tapping into dormant parts of myself. early for the QCC meeting! explosion of possibilities to link with and learn from this awesome organization. dragging ass to critical mass...but our little band of 7 rocked hard all over town, even through the rain! saw a pair of striped underpants in the street. brought a couple kids home after as it turned to down pour, hot shower&snuggily clothes, alexis' enchiladas and hilarious stories of the wild days of early woodfolk. pawing through pictures of young sky, exuberant, skinny, painted and wild. rain pouring down outside. safe, warm, satisfied.
Born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan (that beautiful chunk of land bordering lake superior that's connected to the mitten via the Mackinaw Bridge), i escaped to the east coast as early as possible. After 6 years of uppity schooling, i spent a year in New York City and a year travelling the States before settling down at Twin Oaks Community, an intentional, income sharing community of 90 people on 450 acres in central virginia. at the same time i joined a nascent klezmer band, the vulgar bulgars and spent the next 3 living the bucolic life of a farming klezmorim.