Meeting God at the Bar

Written By: Erin Smith

February 15, 2024

If there is a consistent theme running through my writing, it’s the call to pay heed to the passing moments, to pay attention when the holy arises. The sacred is all around us and we each get to decide what’s meaningful. One thing about organized religion that never resonated with me was the idea that […]

Why Women are Collectively Burnout (or, Why Barbie Glitched)

Written By: Erin Smith

February 9, 2024

We have no female equivalent to the term renaissance man because a woman who excels at many talents, in many areas, is so typical we simply call her a woman.  ~David Gate, Renaissance   Wow. My article on “wintering” (published January 22, 2024) really hit a collective nerve. I wrote that I am feeling tired […]

Tabula Rasa and Thoughts on a New Guitar Case

Written By: Erin Smith

January 17, 2024

It was inevitable. After lugging my father’s hand-me-down Yamaha around for over a decade, the clasps on my beleaguered guitar case snapped and I had to buy a new one. This case carried my instrument to my very first practice eleven years ago. It was there for my first chord (A), my first Beatles song […]

Stop Summering When You Should Be Wintering

Written By: Erin Smith

January 12, 2024

As I write this on January 10, we are a mere 20 days into the official season of wintering. Wintering is a fallow season in our lives, a time to reconnect with our inner nature and tap into our creative depths. A time to rest and restore. But our world beckons, loudly and insistently. Our […]

From Survival to Revival

Written By: Erin Smith

January 8, 2024

  Never forget your magic. Never forget you’re magic.   Pandora was the first woman on Earth, created by Zeus. She was endowed by the Gods, graced with beauty and an inquisitive mind. Zeus bestowed upon her a box, instructing her to never open it. But humans are curious by nature, so she peeked inside. […]

Wayfinding: Italy Without GPS

Written By: Erin Smith

December 7, 2023

Wayfinding is the cognitive and corporeal process and experience of locating, following, or discovering a route through and to a given space. ~Dr Paul Symonds We spent two weeks in Puglia, Italy last summer. Since our rented trullo (a conical cottage that looks like a place where a Hobbit might reside) had WIFI, we didn’t […]