ritual

The rules ban religious groups from seeking converts, distributing texts, or livestreaming sermons online.
[Image: a queer femme of color with a headwrap looks into the camera. Selfie by Sofia Rose Smith}. "There is a vitality, a
Folks everywhere have understood that this season exposes a crease in time. A fissure between summer and winter. Between
What helps us mark an event or transition to a new place? Graduations, wedding ceremonies, and promotions come to mind. But personal rituals such as lighting candles, reciting prayers, spreading ashes out into the ocean, planting a tree -- these can be just as moving.
This August, I was very lucky to spend two weeks at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire. It is a venerable and prestigious
One of my all time favorite moments of day is sunset. I live in San Francisco's Marina district just a few blocks from the Golden Gate Bridge, and on clear evenings I like to head down to the water to watch the sun set over the bridge.
My response to the terrible tragedy was to undertake a "Walk Your Talk Pilgrimage." One by one, I engaged the people whose
As that day in court approached, I focused on what to wear. Did I go for the elegant suit -- "I am accomplished" -- statement