Dearest Community,
I’m a little late getting this to you because I can’t come up with anything funny…
Let’s see…
Fire is raging… that’s not funny.
It’s after midnight and I’m sleepy… that’s not funny.
I’ve been making little clay coins and it dries out my hands and they look like cookies but taste like clay… that’s not funny.
My kids are figuring out how to drive… that is SO not funny.
It’s so hot, all the chocolate is melting and no one (including me) wants to eat HOT chocolate under these conditions… not funny.
So… here’s all the un-funny, but still rather good offerings for July… ready?


EVERY MONDAY – 9:30 AM – Sufi Meditation – 449 Clover Ln, F.C. – by donation


EVERY THURSDAY – 7:30 PM – Dance of Universal Peace – Art and Science Studio (346 E Mountain, Ave, F.C.) – $10 suggested donation


Wednesday, June 27th – Denver Dance – 7:30 PM – Clayton Learning Center (MLK Jr and Colorado) – I will be leading – $10


Tuesday, July 3rd – Mama Sing – 10 AM – Avogadro’s (625 S Mason, F.C.) – $7 suggested donation


Tuesday, July 3rd – Dance at Sunrise Ranch – 7 PM – 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland – $5 to $10 suggested


Sunday, July 8th – Sufi Gathering – 11 AM to 4 PM – Co-ed – 449 Clover Ln, Ft Collins – Practice, potluck and Zikr – If you are on, or interested in, the Sufi path, come join us for 2 hours of prayer, meditation, readings, sharings… an hour of vegetarian potluck lunch… and another two hours of prayer, meditation, readings, sharings… – If you are interested in sharing a practice with us, please let me know so I can plan it into the program – RSVP


Friday, July 13th – Mama Sing II & picnic – 10 AM – at Michelle Galyardt’s farm, 408 S Saint Louis Ave, Loveland


SATURDAY, JULY 14th – DANCE LEADER TRAINING WORKSHOP – 10 AM to 5 PM – 449 Clover Ln, F.C. – $20 to $120 suggested – we’ll break for lunch mid-way and head up to Campus West all together – RSVP


Sunday, July 15th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – $7 suggested donation


Tuesday, July 17th – Women’s Circle – Lakewood (RSVP for address) – 6 PM to 9:30 PM – This is the last one I am facilitating and we will have some conversation to transition the group into a new form of facilitation – Potluck and conversation at 6 PM – Circle at 7:30 PM – $10 suggested donation


Saturday, July 21st – Matara turns 17! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATARA!!!


Saturday, July 21st – Community Zikr – 7:30 PM – Studio Be (2077 30th St, Boulder) – Habib and I will both be leading – $5 plus dessert potluck


Tuesday, July 24th – Women’s Dance – 7 PM – St Barnabas, Denver – $8 suggested donation


Sunday, July 29th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – $7 suggested donation


Crestone Camp – August 10 to 12 … More info:


Women’s Retreat – September 14 to 17 … More info:


…and, beloved ones, I know I make jokes every year about firecrackers and fireworks and fireflies… but this year I will make no jokes.
Ladies and gentlemen, fire is not funny.
Harold and Maude… now that’s funny.
Go see Harold and Maude… again.
I know there are fireworks in there, but they are being very safely handled in the distance and Harold blows bubbles instead of smoking a cigarette… which is funny and smart!
He also uses a blowtorch, which, boys and girls, you should definitely NOT do… even if you are morbidifying a Porsche.
He also lights himself on fire… not really… but that kind of fire actually is funny. My friends, don’t do that either… there were some serious special effects way back then and he did not really do that. Don’t try it. Like I said… fire is not funny.
There is also a banjo. That’s kinda funny. Well, I think it’s funny.
Soothing watery blessings,