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Becoming St. Louis

Meditating quietly in the shadow of all the struggles I’ve gone through this year with my kitten Clark, has been his rather saintly brother, Louis. He’s become a calm port in a sea of storms, the yang to Clark’s yin. He’s grown into a daily fixture of home and hearth, as pets are, reminding […]

Learning to Be Gentle

Animals are amazing teachers. Whatever our thoughts, fears, hangups, demons are, they will magnify them. Push us to acknowledge our problems and (hopefully) let them go. Most of the time whether we are aware of the challenge or not. When I was younger I was often very angry. I couldn’t have […]