I’m a causes and conditions kind of girl. I see them all over the place; in the stars, on the sidewalks, floating in my cereal..I’ve got a crystalline brain, drawn to many facets- not smart enough to intellectualize but just intuitive enough to see many reasons, many connections, many befores and afters. I use my […]

I am pleased to announce that Illuminous Flux has been accepted as an affiliate partner with Urban Intellectuals: Positive Black Stories and Images! Affiliate relationships are new territory on IF. I always had some vague notions about why it wasn’t a good fit in general, but it occurred to me that if done with discernment […]

Today I felt the urgent need for a walk-about, my own one-woman women’s march. That mid-winter dip is closing in hard these days. Every time I encounter an island of sunlight spilling between the clouds I force myself to pause and it feels good because it is warm but also it has an overwhelming quality […]

Maybe my heart is trying to tell me something… Beating its wings furiously against my ribcage, Traveling to thump on my pulse points, Roaring in my ear canals, Drawing energy from my extremities, Crowding my throat, And sinking into my gut. Making all the racket, Wreaking all the havoc, That it can safely do, To […]

Maritime forests* are one of my favorite forests because they are always buzzing. Always talking to you, at you, around you… And the trees are so expressive. Expansive. Welcoming. One tree equals much area, they sprawl, they shade, they usher you in. They are curly and plated and wear many vines and interlopers. *no offense […]

So, how do you do it? How do you get through a day With the same old shit But also with a sharp awareness Of so much suffering and divisiveness in the world. Answer: With grace and dignity. I saw a three legged dog. I cried. I saw the condition of the bathroom. I cried. […]

I feel like my own writing (etc.) has enabled me to be more attuned to the creations of others. Its like a muscle refined, a super power maybe, certainly a gift. I am more sensitive to intention. More patient. I require less sensationalism. I don’t need to be shocked out of my stupor, because I […]

In my dream last night, I took my dog out and was confronted by a massive yellow snake. Yellow like fear. Yellow like the third chakra. Devouring. The snake was not a natural phenomenon, it was sent. Everywhere I looked, I saw aspects of it throbbing and gliding, undulating with the contours of the landscape. […]

Could you dim the lights? I’m emoting for two. When I am annoyed I send her longview perspective I carry her and her pain to the other side Eyes like eagle’s Smile like wisdom Face like clouds passing When I am fearful I send her the brush The heavy duvet The miso soup I tuck […]

I’m a causes and conditions kind of girl. I see them all over the place; in the stars, on the sidewalks, floating in my cereal..I’ve got a crystalline brain, drawn to many facets- not smart enough to intellectualize but just intuitive enough to see many reasons, many connections, many befores and afters. I use my […]

I am pleased to announce that Illuminous Flux has been accepted as an affiliate partner with Urban Intellectuals: Positive Black Stories and Images! Affiliate relationships are new territory on IF. I always had some vague notions about why it wasn’t a good fit in general, but it occurred to me that if done with discernment […]

Today I felt the urgent need for a walk-about, my own one-woman women’s march. That mid-winter dip is closing in hard these days. Every time I encounter an island of sunlight spilling between the clouds I force myself to pause and it feels good because it is warm but also it has an overwhelming quality […]

Maybe my heart is trying to tell me something… Beating its wings furiously against my ribcage, Traveling to thump on my pulse points, Roaring in my ear canals, Drawing energy from my extremities, Crowding my throat, And sinking into my gut. Making all the racket, Wreaking all the havoc, That it can safely do, To […]

Maritime forests* are one of my favorite forests because they are always buzzing. Always talking to you, at you, around you… And the trees are so expressive. Expansive. Welcoming. One tree equals much area, they sprawl, they shade, they usher you in. They are curly and plated and wear many vines and interlopers. *no offense […]

So, how do you do it? How do you get through a day With the same old shit But also with a sharp awareness Of so much suffering and divisiveness in the world. Answer: With grace and dignity. I saw a three legged dog. I cried. I saw the condition of the bathroom. I cried. […]

I feel like my own writing (etc.) has enabled me to be more attuned to the creations of others. Its like a muscle refined, a super power maybe, certainly a gift. I am more sensitive to intention. More patient. I require less sensationalism. I don’t need to be shocked out of my stupor, because I […]

In my dream last night, I took my dog out and was confronted by a massive yellow snake. Yellow like fear. Yellow like the third chakra. Devouring. The snake was not a natural phenomenon, it was sent. Everywhere I looked, I saw aspects of it throbbing and gliding, undulating with the contours of the landscape. […]

Could you dim the lights? I’m emoting for two. When I am annoyed I send her longview perspective I carry her and her pain to the other side Eyes like eagle’s Smile like wisdom Face like clouds passing When I am fearful I send her the brush The heavy duvet The miso soup I tuck […]