Messiaen’s Music, the Psyche, and Climate Change

Messiaen’s Music, the Psyche, and Climate Change Inscape and Landscape: From the Canyons to the Stars: In Celebration: A Day Long Event at the David Brower Center in Berkeley, CA. 9 am to 5 pm. What do an esoteric symphonic piece composed by French composer Olivier Messiaen and the gathering this week in Paris of our earth’s… Read more »

Dark side of Travel and Tourism

I love to travel. I have from as far back as I can remember. One of my favorite poems as a child was, Monday’s child is fair of face, Tuesday’s child is full of grace, Wednesday’s child is full of woe, Thursday’s child has far to go…  I was born on a Thursday. I had… Read more »

Drought, Racu and the Rainmaker

Although Racu has moved on to greener pastures, and in his place, less cantankerous llama Hijo guards, this true story about a rainmaker at another time of severe drought has never been more relevant. The blog first appeared in June 2011 at the beginning of California’s drought.   At first no one noticed the Buddha I had placed in the forest… Read more »

Lilith–Serpent Dragon Wakes

When a serpent dragon wakes, beware! In the early hours of August 24, I woke to the slam of an earthquake which rocked the house and then kept going, increasing in intensity, for a full 45 seconds. Outside the sky lit up, confusing my sleep-drugged mind. Was this a thunderstorm—or had a bomb just dropped?… Read more »

An Environmental Novel About Love and Redemption

An Environmental Novel About Love and Redemption Patricia’s novel Goatsong has launched this month!  The books are on the way!  Several events are being planned for the new year to introduce Goatsong, which will be announced in the coming weeks. What has been said about Goatsong:   Smokey Zeidel, Author of The Storyteller’s Bracelet: A moving tale of love… Read more »