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Dearest Community,
Thank you for your patience with the great unknown! I appreciate the flexibility as my life rhythms are taking shape. For now the Thursday dances are continuing, Chant will be twice monthly, and the monthly Boulder Sufi Class and Zikr are staying put.
Here’s the summary for the next month.

Thursday, October 31st – Samhain Ceremony and Dance – 7:30 PM to 10 PM – 346 E Mountain Ave, F.C. – SOME DETAILS:
*WEAR ALL BLACK!!! – For Real.
*Bring small items for the Altar for the Dead (pictures, little tokens/keepsakes, or written names of people you know who have crossed over)
*Bring a cushion to sit on
The evening will include lots of ritual, candles, music and dance (all of which will be Pagan/Samhain/Ancestor-honoring)
Suggested donation $10 – $20

Sunday, November 3rd – Chant – 135 Circle Dr, F.C. – 7 PM to 9 PM – $7 suggested donation

Thursday, November 7th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 to 9:30 PM – 346 E Mountain – Suggested donation $10

Thursday, November 14th – Dance of Universal Peace – 7:30 PM – E Mountain – Suggested $10

Saturday, November 16th – Sufi Class – 6 PM to 7 PM – Studio Be, 2077 30th St. Boulder – by donation

Saturday, November 16th – Boulder Community Zikr – 7:30 PM – Studio Be, Boulder – led by Habib (with a moderate dose of me) – $5 suggested donation and dessert potluck

Sunday, November 17th – Chant – Circle Dr – 7 PM – $7 suggested

Thursday, November 21st – Dance – 7:30 PM – Mountain Ave – $10 suggested

Thursday, November 28th – Thanksgiving Dance – 7:30 PM – Mountain Ave – I hope y’all plan to have EARLY dinner so your bellies will have recovered enough to come sing and dance with gratitude! – Please do NOT bring any money to the dance tonight. – My treat.

Friday November 29th – 2013th annual “Buy Nothing Day!” – skip the crowds, donate your money to a homeless pygmy shelter in Paraguay, stay home and enjoy a peaceful contemplative day filled with visions of world peace and infinite kindness.

For your pure joy, here’s my ad lib version of my family’s favorite cookie recipe:
1/2 cup butter (salted)
1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy)
soften and mix them together…
add 3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar (because we feel it is important to honor all the colors of sugar and treat them all with respect and gratitude)
3 raw eggs (from a real live chicken who would prefer not to be eaten… VERY IMPORTANT… cookies taste better when made with eggs from happy chickens…)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (the orange box with an arm holding a hammer)
mix it all up til nice and smooth… or have your slave children mix it for you
add 2 cups and a sprinkle more of gluten-full, but unbleached flour…
have the strongest member of your household mix it up.
add an entire package of miniature chocolate chips (minus the handful you eat immediately)…
mix it up yourself, don’t ask anyone else to do it… at this point it’s mean to ask someone else to tackle this difficult task.
cover your cookie sheets with parchment paper (a genius baker’s tool)
drop about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough onto the tray…
(I usually fit 15 on a tray)
bake them at 375 degrees fahrenheit for about 10 minutes (watch them! they should look dry and ever so slightly golden around the edges)
take them out of the oven and let them sit for 1 minute before putting them on wire racks to cool entirely.
Unless you’re impatient, in which case, eat them directly off the tray and keep iced coffee close by to cool your scorched mouth.
Love to all,

P.S. I’m not able to receive texts on my phone any more so don’t bother. Either e-mail me or call if you need me. Cheers!