They're coming to take me away ha! ha!

I thought the world was ending back in 2000, but would you believe we are rocking on the precipice of 2009?! So, if the Earth doesn’t careen off its orbit, whizzing off toward the farthest corner of the universe  (which is understood to be due southeast) only to be hijacked by malicious kidney eating aliens (and I don’t mean kidney beans), please join us for ever more circles and songs, prayers and dances, community and explorations of Spirit!

Tonight, Tuesday, December 30th – 7:15 PM – Zikr – Greyrock Commons (2265 Shooting Star Lane, Fort Collins) – suggested donation $7

Monday, January 5th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Ali” “the Exalted” – by donation

Tuesday, January 6th – 10 AM – Mama Sing – Greyrock Commons

Tuesday, January 6th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Friday, January 9th – 7 PM – Chant – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – suggested donation $7

Saturday, January 10th – 7 PM – Full Moon Ritual – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Adults only – RSVP to me – Suggested donation $10

Monday, January 12th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Kabir” “the Great” – by donation

Monday, January 12th – 7 PM – African drum class with Deborah and Jim – for more info: – Let them know if you have a drum and what kind – suggested donation $5

Tuesday, January 13th – 7 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Sunrise Ranch (5569 NCR 29, Loveland) – suggested donation $5

Sunday, January 18th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Studio Soma (2540 W 29th Ave, Denver) – Suggested donation $8 to $12

Monday, January 19th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Hafiz” “the Preserver” – by donation

Monday, January 19th – 7 PM – Middle Eastern drum class with Deborah and Jim – for more info: – do you have a drum? – suggested donation $5

Tuesday, January 20th – 7:15 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Greyrock Commons – Suggested donation $7

Kiri is forming Peace Circles in Fort Collins – beginning January 20th and February 4th, 7 PM. Participants meet 1 1/2 hours each week for six weeks. To register call or e-mail Kiri (970)493-1427 or – registration fee is $48

Friday, January 23rd – 7 PM – Chant – Greyrock – Suggested donation $7

Sunday, January 25th – 6 to 8 PM – Drum Circle Fundraiser – Greyrock Commons – Many of you know Elliot, Chloe and/or Emma. They are delightful, inspired teens who attended River Song and now go to Polaris. They are raising money to fund girls’ education in Uganda! This event includes drumming, a piñata, hopefully fire dancing, homemade lantern and glowstick sale, and potluck yumminess! – bring drums, food/drink to share, money, glow sticks if you’ve got ’em, and dress warm! – $3/person or $10/family of 4 or more

Monday, January 26th – 9:30 AM – Sufi Circle – 449 Clover Ln – focus on “Muqit” “the Nourisher” – by donation

Tuesday, January 27th – 7 PM – Women’s Dance of Universal Peace – St. Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St., Denver) – Suggested donation $7

WARNING!!!! Spring is planning to come back!!!! She’ll start shimmying underground February 2nd and we’ll be celebrating, but I don’t yet know exactly what time or where. I’ll keep you posted.

To RSVP for full moon ritual, for directions or more information about chants, dances, rituals, or Spiritual Mentoring, please do call or e-mail me (970)227-5275,

So, the most enlightening bar-conversation I have ever heard was, hands down, the country and western discussion last weekend about the most perfect country song ever written. For your edification and enjoyment (or horror), I’ve included the pertinent verse from David Allen Coe. Feel free to assert an alternate vote for the most perfect country song, but don’t invest much energy into it, because I believe you’ll be wrong.

“Well, I was drunk the day my mom got outta prison

And I went to pick her up in the rain

But before I could get to the station in my pickup truck

She got runned over by a damned old train”

It’s got it all! Drunkenness, prison, mothers, trucks, rain and trains all mixed up into a tragic little ditty.
See you in circle!

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