Genesis of Snakes: a Novel.

Genesis of Snakes: a Novel. Many years ago I joined a writing group. In the first meeting we did a guided freewrite in which we were to meet and have a discussion with our inner critic. A series of critics appeared, and over the next years I worked with them in analysis and in my… Read more »

Pan’s Flute

Photo Art by Alexandra Parks-Perry         I found the tonette (plastic flute) in the top of an old trunk in the storage locker. I was putting away journals after looking up snake dreams. My son Jesse was there, wanting a small clip for a book light that I also had stored in… Read more »

Fruits of the Potager

by Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light Planting Potatoes Planting potatoes: eyes underground, faint sprouts white on six inches of compost, straw on top, then more compost. Water. Then the prayer of wait. Fruits of the Potager Jimalee has the potage garden planting-and-harvesting schedule pinned to her refrigerator door, the schedule that tells you what… Read more »

Snakes and ” The Light of Nature”

Snakes and ” The Light of Nature” Where we live in northern California, late March into April is the time large gopher snakes come out of hibernation. This year, with the cold, wet spring, they are late. We have yet to find them laying in the sun in the gravel or in the mowed grass… Read more »

Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal

Fisher King Press is pleased to announce the publication of Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal Snakes, a novel  by Patricia Damery Go West Young Lady! Love – Sex – Naiveté – Family – Values – Commitment – Betrayal . . . Patricia Damery weaves a seductive tale… Read more »

On Materialism

By Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light Storm Concert Rain gutter   chimney pan pipes  of the Storm Beings    concert of the Dead      what Spirit sings? On Materialism After my parents died, my sisters, brother, and I had the dreaded task of cleaning out their 120 year old farmhouse. We knew this time would come,… Read more »

A Soul’s Song

Photo Courtesy of Melissa McLaughlin Article by Patricia Damery Meditation at First Light You Take My Breath Away You take my breath away, Valley Oaks! Centenarians gracefully firm in the fog of the grand meadow. A Soul’s Song A hawk cries, hunting in the forest and patchy clearings surrounding the remote house my writing coterie… Read more »