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Dear Ones,

Striving to overcome Summer lethargy, event-cancellation despondency, and general psychological muck?

Try these fool-proof tricks (not sure what “fool-proof” means… but I think it’s something good):

1. Watch chickens. The live kind with all their feathers intact. Damn funny creatures, I’m telling you! (NOTE: the fried up kind or rotisserie style will NOT lift your mood).

2. Sip lemonade with a healthy dose of gin. Healthy, in this case, means HUGE. Gin is one of those happy liquors, right? (NOTE: if you are under the age of 21 or don’t do alcohol for religious reasons, please disregard this advice. I personally prefer root beer anyway).

3. Tell your boss, wife, children or warden that you are going to the grocery store…but INSTEAD… go see this movie: No joke. I’ve seen it three times. I LOVE IT!

4. Come live with me. My family is great fun. Tim is adorable, Jodie is awesome, Matara is hilarious, Teva is charming. I’m kind of a pain-in-the-buttooschk… but there’s gotta be one in every family. It’ll be kind of crowded, but way more enjoyable than a sardine can. (This is not a homeless shelter kind of invitation, more like a funny farm).

So, I’m actually serious about getting the Pagan shenanigans up and going again. But I need to know that you want them. I’ve listed New Moon and Full Moon gatherings this month. If you don’t RSVP, they won’t happen. Same with the Dance Leader Training program.


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


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

Wednesday August 1st – Lammas/Lughnasadh ritual, potluck and drum circle – Treehenge – RSVP to me – family friendly – bring food/drink to share, non-disposable dishes, outdoor seating, bug spray, drums, your children… 5:30 PM (ritual first… food second) – $10/adult suggested donation

Sunday, August 5th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Drive – $7 suggested donation

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

Tuesday, August 7th – Dance at Sunrise Ranch – 7 PM – 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland – $5 to $10 suggested

Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12 – Crestone Camp – with an open community dance evening August 9th – $60 for this camping event – Bernie and I are the featured dance leaders this year and I’m so excited to be part of this bound-to-be-awesome camp! Daily outings to explore Crestone’s spiritual treasures, dancing at the Ziggurat, evening campfire and music jams, morning Tai Chi and Yoga… More info:

Friday August 17 – New Moon Ritual – a secret place in Fort Collins… RSVP for address… and do it BEFORE August 14th, or I might cancel it – 7 PM – Of course, we’ll include some music… bring a drum – RSVP (did I say that already?) – suggested donation $10

Saturday, August 25th – Dance Leader Training – 10 AM to 5 PM – break for lunch in the middle – RSVP no later than August 22nd – 449 Clover Ln – Suggested donation $20 to $120

Sunday, August 26th – Chant – 7 PM – 135 Circle Dr – $7 suggested donation

Tuesday, August 28th – Women’s Dance – 7 PM – St Barnabas Church (1280 Vine St), Denver – $8 suggested donation

Friday, August 31st – Full Blue Moon Ritual – another secret place in Fort Collins – RSVP for address… BEFORE August 28th or I might cancel it – 7 PM – RSVP, RSVP, RSVP – $10 suggested donation

WOMEN’S RETREAT – September 14 to 17 – Camp Santa Maria – $167 covers meals and lodging (donation for facilitators is a happy option) – Lots of lovely lady leaders from along the front range – come join us for our third annual celebration of women! REGISTRATION is OPEN – More info or to pay on-line:


Don’t bake bread, cookies, cake, apples, lasagna or quiche when it’s this hot. No pastry is worth the extra heat in the house.

Cold fruit and veggie concoctions truly can sustain you through the summer… well… those plus coffee.

Just take all those Happy Heart Farm CSA veggies and put them in the blender. Green smoothies, HURRAY!

Call or e-mail me to RSVP for events and/or to get a suggested list of ingredients for delicious, nutritious and disturbingly colored blended food!


Happy St. Augustine Day, August 28th! We wouldn’t have Catholicism without him.




P.S. Since the word “buttooschk” isn’t in the dictionary, I feel empowered to spell it however I want.