more arugula? yes!

Dear Community,
The summer flurry is starting early. Are you ready? Sunscreen? Flip-flops? REALLY BIG hats? I learned early on (like when I was 22) that if you’re in the sunshine smiling a lot, your wrinkles turn white! Awesome!

EVERY MONDAY – Sufi Meditation Circle – 9:30 AM – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – by donation

EVERY THURSDAY – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – 346 E Mountain, Ft Collins – $10 suggested donation

Tomorrow! – Saturday, April 28th – Dance Leadership Workshop – 10 AM to 5 PM (breaking for lunch in the middle) – 449 Clover Ln, Fort Collins – There is room for a couple more of you, if you’re on the fence – Sliding scale $20 to $120

Sunday, April 29th – Sufi Women’s Gathering – in Aurora – 12 to 3 PM – RSVP for location – potluck and Sufi practices, co-created.

Tuesday, May 1st – Beltane Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avogadro’s Number (625 S Mason, Ft Collins) – suggested donation $7

Wednesday, May 2nd – Beltane celebration at the Denver Dance – Timothy and I will be leading the evening including dancing around the maypole… OUTSIDE (barring copious rainstorms) – 7:30 PM – Clayton Learning Center (northwest corner MLK Jr Blvd and Colorado) – $10

Friday (10 AM) May 4th to Sunday (5 PM) May 6th – Chant Retreat – Camp Santa Maria (just west of Bailey) – you can still sign up! – Call or e-mail me a.s.a.p. – $100 covers food and lodging. Yay!

Tuesday, May 8th – Women’s Circle in Denver (technically Lakewood) – 6:30 to 9:30 PM – RSVP for more information – this is a lovely, sweet, heartful, comfortable group of women… always open for new participants! – and I think this evening will be potluck and LOTS of chanting! – Suggested donation $10

At Beltania – I will be leading a workshop on Friday afternoon, May 11th – singing, drumming, moving, and shaking! – I am also leading the HUGE Maypole dance Saturday, May 12th – Would love to have all of you there! More info at

Saturday, May 19th – Boulder Community Zikr – I’ll be there leading with Habib, as usual – 7:30 PM – Studio Be (2077 30th St) – suggested donation $5 and dessert potluck (the word “dessert” is spelled with TWO “s’s” because dessert is “Sweet” (starting with an “s”) and we always want more than one… well, I do!)

Sunday, May 20th – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, Ft Collins – 7 PM – $7 suggested donation – Thank you Halima and Lyle, for hosting chants! You’re nice!

Tuesday, May 22nd – Women’s Dance in Denver – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church 1280 Vine St – $8 suggested donation

Tuesday, May 22nd – My Mama’s Birthday! – Call her and tell her you love her! If you need her number, call me.

This week I learned a trick. Pick out your clothes and THEN go get a pedicure so you can choose nail polish that matches your outfit. You’ve got to accessorize, dontcha know.
Also… my super smart children informed me that our ears are in alignment with our nipples. I actually don’t believe this to be true… but that’s what teenagers believe… so… I guess I’m dumb.
Plus… I learned at least… oh… maybe… 8 new songs from Sharon and Mary Ellen (the chant retreat co-facilitators). It’s gonna be SO awesome!
And… moreover… I learned that while Darth Vader is on the Death Star supposedly contemplating evil and destruction, he’s actually just watching baseball. Who knew? I bet Yoda’s doing the same. You think he’s meditating on that swampy log, but really he’s fixated on the boob-tube.

RSVP for women’s shindigs by calling or e-mailing me. You could try calling or e-mailing each other… but things get convoluted, confused and misconstrued so easily.

If you need suggestions for how to celebrate Beltane (a.k.a. May Day):
1. grow flowers
2. braid ribbons into your hair (or beard, if you’re lucky enough to have one)
3. take your super-sexy lover out into the garden and…. you know…

Happy Beltane!