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March 26, 2015

The Tribe Experiment Day 28

    So as the official experiment comes to a close tomorrow, I’ve been challenged to consider it’s purpose, it’s meaning, it’s future. Tomorrow we’ll discuss what it means for you and what your desires are, regarding THE TRIBE. But today? In considering this whole tribe thing, someone asked me, if I was to start a temple and call my tribe into a sacred tangible gathering space, what would the tenets of that church be? In other words, what do I believe? So here’s something I’m working on. It’s not finished, but I wanted you to see it before Day […]
February 15, 2015

I Can Hear God Laughing

Deep doo doo. That’s what I’m in. Adopting another beloved pet was adamantly not part of my plan. After Izzy’s death, following my dream of travel was my only plan. But you know what they say about plans. God laughs when we make them. When Izzy was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition, I wrote an essay called “Loving Wide Open at the End of an Era (read it here: It describes my decision to live without pets once Izzy passed, as a commitment to following my mad passionate dream of world travel. I always wanted to backpack across […]
January 18, 2015

Liquid, Solid, Grief

      Izzy dies. We go to the beach. We’re trying to clear our heads, mend our breaking hearts. It’s hard to talk about her without crying. So we talk about our work. Family stuff. Travel. We wander the shore. Everything’s a little more dull without Izzy in the world. True, the ocean is soothing. The sky. The surf. The palm trees. It’s all so beautiful, yet vague. As if viewed from a long way off, even though we’re right there, walking amidst it all. I really don’t know what’s going to pull us out of this emotional riptide. […]