Well… let me just say, THANK GOD we’re almost done with 2011! I know it’s been kind of fun being able to write dates like 11/11/11 and stuff, but other than that… I’ll be glad to see 2012.

Tonight – Women’s Dance – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine, southeast corner 13th and Vine, Denver) – $7 suggested donation

Tomorrow – Wednesday, November 23rd – I lead the weekly dance in Timothy’s absence – 7:30 PM – Clayton Learning Center (northwest corner Colorado and MLK Jr Blvd, Denver) – $10 at the door

Thursday – Eat a turkey for Jesus

Friday, November 25th – Chant – 7 PM – 230 N Sunset (Mark and Kiri’s Home, Fort Collins) – $7 suggested donation

Monday, November 28th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – by donation

Thursday, December 1st – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – Art and Science Studio (346 E Mountain Ave, Ft Collins) – $10 suggested donation

Monday, December 5th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – by donation

Tuesday, December 6th – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avogadro’s Number (605 S Mason, Ft Collins) – by donation

Thursday, December 8th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – Art and Science – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 10th – WOMEN’S CIRCLE – Now forming in Fort Collins… 6:30 to 9:30 PM – Here’s the general idea: I’d like to facilitate a new, open to all women, circle – recurring monthly – the nearest weekend day to a full moon – includes an hour for social potluck and two hours to do ritual, have facilitated conversation, sing, etc. – it will be inter-faith inclusive with Pagan tendencies – Please let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send you more information.

Sunday, December 11th – Chant – 7 PM – 50000 Boardwalk #13 – $7 suggested donation

Monday, December 12th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover – by donation

Thursday, December 15th – Dance – 7:30 PM – Art and Science – $10 suggested

Saturday, December 17th – Zikr – 7:30 PM – Studio Be, Boulder – $5 suggested – plus, bring a dessert to share – Habib and I will lead until I have to dig out to get to the Mercury in Denver…

Saturday, December 17th – Yule at the Mercury (2199 California, Denver) – 8 PM-ish to midnight-ish – Tuatha music and dancing to start and end the evening – I lead ritual somewhere in the middle, maybe around 9:30 or 10 PM – a great way to welcome back the light.

Saturday, December 18th – I lead dances at Mile Hi Church immediately following their Yule service – Service at 5:30, dances at 6:30 – it’s always great to have seasoned dancers in the mix… come on out… twill be brillig!

Monday, December 19th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Thursday, December 22nd – YULE Celebration in Fort Collins – 7:30 PM – at the Empire Grange 2306 W Mulberry – $10/adult suggested donation – Bring: drums, a gift for the exchange, food/drink to share…

Saturday, December 24th – Chant – 7 PM to midnight – 230 N Sunset St, Ft Collins – bring snacks/desserts/drinks to share – $10 to $40 suggested

Sunday, December 25th – don’t bother trying to go anywhere or do anything – God has ordained that the world must shut down for Jesus… oh, except for movie theaters. You can still go to movies because they are obviously the work of the devil and they only employ Lucifer’s minions to work the concession stand. Anyone up for a movie?

Monday, December 26th – Sufi Meditation – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln – by donation

Tuesday, December 27th – Women’s Dance – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church, Denver – $7 suggested

Thursday, December 29th – Dance – 7:30 PM – Art and Science – $10 suggested

Sunday, January 1st – Women’s Sufi Gathering in Fort Collins – 12 to 3 PM – 5000 Boardwalk #13 – Ladies, if you’re interested in exploring more Sufism and women’s community, RSVP to me – our time includes an hour of social potluck and 2 hours of Sufi prayers and practices.

SUFI MEDITATION RETREAT – Coming right up: February 24 to 26 – Sunrise Ranch, Loveland – three days of silent meditation and Sufi practices, Friday and Saturday evening Zikrs – yoga and movement with Mark Williams – Spiritual Mentoring with me – registration is now open – here’s the link for flyer and registration –

and to pay for the retreat online with paypal, go here:

Three other announcements, not the norm:

Young Adult Dance Leader training in Colombia – April 1 to 8, 2012 – an awesome opportunity for young adult mentored leaders in the dances to explore, deepen, adventure, and tribe together – international efforts to support the young’uns are being made. Specifically, we are all being asked to donate frequent flyer miles to help get participants to Colombia – here’s a link for the event and to find out how we can all support this good work:

Also in April, 2012 – Jamiat Ahm in Colorado – a gathering of Sufi students and seekers – open to everyone – Shabda Kahn, Leilah Be, and Taj Inayat will be the guest teachers for this three day event at the Frog Belly Farm – I’ll have a flyer to distribute very soon, but in the meantime, mark your calendars and set aside $195 for registration: April 12 to 15.

Along the same themes – I would love to offer a Young Adult Leader training in Colorado – I could really use some help in finding a good, affordable location and getting a logistical framework in place – I’m looking at the last weekend in August, 2012 (the 23rd to the 26th) – Interested in helping? Let me know!

Please let me know if you’re planning to attend: Yule, Sufi Women, or the new Women’s Circle. (970)227-5275 or

And please do take advantage of the New Year opportunity to make the world a better place. Here are my resolution suggestions:
*I resolve to be a good driver, use my turn signal, pay attention when the light turns green, and to never text again.
*I resolve to eat and drink something delicious first thing every morning (after peeing, of course) so that I will be pleasant to everyone all day.
*I resolve not to wear perfume in public because it is an assault to my fellow human beings.
*I resolve to keep my public conversations appropriate and to NOT talk about colonoscopies and other disgusting procedures at the table. Ever.
*I resolve not to use motorized yard equipment and tools before 8 AM on weekdays or 11 AM on weekends.
*When I’m not going to be nice to people, I resolve to stay in bed.
*I resolve to be utterly lovable all the time.

Yes, I think that’s a lovely start.
Y’all have my blessing to take valium to help you get through the holidays.
Love and Joy!