Not long ago I had no concept of the true value of giving and the internal joy and self-satisfaction that come with it. As a child I gave merely out of expectation and sometimes coercion. There was never enough of anything to go around and that feeling of lack prevented me being able to give with any semblance … Continue reading The Gift That Keeps On Giving
Christmas in the Commune
When our commune was first established the founding elders agreed that there would be no recognition or celebration of holidays based in Pagan tradition. That included Christmas. My father referred to Christmas as a “filthy Pagan ritual” and refused to expose his children to its customs. As a child I was far too young to … Continue reading Christmas in the Commune
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