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Marmalade for You and All Your Friends!

Citrus Marmalades & Lemon Curd prepared by me, Anne Brown, Marmalade Monster of San Rafael. Orange Marmalade, 8oz ($5.00), 16oz (Pint) jars ($10.00) Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Seville Oranges, filtered water.   Lemon Marmalade, 8oz  ($5.00), 16oz (Pint) jars ($10.00) Ingredients: … Continue reading

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O My Love is not Concise

          O my Luve’s like a red, red, rose. –Robert Burns Strunk & White: Eschew needless words! My Love is not concise. My Love gushes and ebbs, glows and cools, quakes and congeals. My Love’s eyes … Continue reading

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Gaslighting Grandma

Third Time’s a Charm…this time my Grandma didn’t kick me out.  Tonight she said this wasn’t what she had in mind, and made it vehemently clear that I couldn’t have any friends over, or boyfriends move in with me.  I … Continue reading

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New Year, New You, New Me, New World

I work for a church – your standard American Episcopal (really Church of England in disguise) mainstream Christian Church, and we do magic there.  My job is not particularly magical – think contracts for weddings, workshops, recordings, and memorials, finding … Continue reading

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Meet the Jumpiup Corn Doll Family!

In August I made my first trip to New Mexico, to attend Bolad’s Kitchen  (a kind of school for building a new culture, but I won’t get into that here).  While I was there I met Rose Tree and her … Continue reading

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Sadie Lady

When I heard you as I came to your door I thought you would eat me alive but instead you !jumped me alive and my heart barked back. When I saw you I gasped because I thought you were being electrocuted … Continue reading

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When I Saw Midnight

When I Saw You sleeping, I thought that the shadows under the bed had made love, and had kittens. But then two Orbs gleamed and flashed, and I saw the Ocean bare her face to the Moon. When I Saw You, … Continue reading

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Courting, Courtesy, and Culture

If you are a queen, encountering another queen for the first time, how do you behave?    Do you ignore her?  Do you bow?  Do you wait for her to speak first?  Do you take up as much space as possible, … Continue reading

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Tidework – Prayer for 21 October 2010

Silvered orb shining through your garment of Night, you loose the armor of the sleeping seed, the youth inside, drowning him, tearing at him.  Your fearful grip holds his death, his only chance to grow the green grail, sweet tendriled … Continue reading

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Streamwork – Prayer for 20 October, 2010

“Like as an hart, desireth the waterbrooks, so longeth my soul for thee…” Oh heart that sings into my ear, waterspring that floods my eyes and opens my breath, let us part the grasses, brambles and vines to cause new … Continue reading

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