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SCN Conference: Circles of Conversations

Barbara Jo Brothers, of San Antonio (nee New Orleans), and discuss levels of losses in New Orleans after Katrina…how there are subtle losses, far more reaching and harder to reconstruct than the buildings. How are these subtle losses to be healed? Loss of relationship? The loss of how places were before Katrina…and all the way […]

Sally Andrade’s Austin Picks & Toma Mi Corazon, El Paso (a “prima”/cousin to the Austin event that Sally helped create to support AVANCE)

Hi, Janet, How cool that you’re in Austin and having a great time! Some other places that you might enjoying visiting to eat out are the East Side Cafe which is not too far from where we used to live in Wilshire Woods ( and Curra’s (, both favorites of mine. And BE SURE to […]

Austin’s Las Manitas & Toma Mi Corazon XVI lead off cozy, sparkling Texas morning

Jake Lorfing came to my “Write Your Way Through Grief” workshop last year at Naropa and we formed a bond around writing and Buddhist practice. He’s a relaxed, easy man who embodies his practice without fuss…the walking model, for me, of equanimity, or eveness and steadiness. Jake is involved in a variety of engaged social […]

Journey to National Memoir Conference, Austin, Texas, Story Circle Network—Stories from the Heart IV

Yesterday as I stepped out of my St. Louis apartment to walk my five blocks to the Metrolink, I opened the door to snow. Journeys in one’s 50s are different than in ones 20s…but yesterday I did my best to meet all the little twirks of modern travel with a measure of joie de vivre. […]