Monthly Archives: September 2013

Asking The Right Questions

question markHow many times have we ask a question and the answer we get is nowhere close to what we wanted, or get no response at all?  This happens all too often for most of us.

Learning the art of asking is a start, but more important is asking with correct intent and phrasing. This applies to all levels of life— personal, social, business, education, and spiritual. Continue reading

Harvest Moon

“Shine on, shine on harvest moon
Up in the sky, … “harvest moon

September 19 brings us the 2013 “Harvest Moon” aka Wine Moon, Corn Moon and Singing Moon (to name but a few). The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the Fall Equinox.

I always remember a sort of awe and mystery about the Harvest Moon. It has such a presence in the sky – a super large bright orange orb shining in the night sky. But is it really bigger, brighter or more colorful? Well, according to the website, it’s just an ordinary full moon. Continue reading

10 Billion Beats 2013

10 Billion Beats

It’s that time again — the 3rd Friday in September. No, it’s nothing to do with football season. It’s time for the 10 Billion Beats Global Drumming!

When: Friday, Sept 20 – Sept 21 @ 7pm in your time zone (Check the website at for the time zone chart.)
Where: Where ever you are. Just you and your drum, or grab some friends and head to the park, or the back yard or the back 40. Where ever you choose to drum. Continue reading

Salmon Medicine – Wisdom and Determination


Artist-Mervin Windsor ©Garfinkel Publications

It’s salmon season here in the Pacific Northwest so it seems an appropriate time to talk about Salmon Medicine.

Salmon are an extremely important animal to both the lifestyle and the spirituality of many Native American cultures, especially the tribes of the Pacific Northwest Coast and the Columbia River. This powerful creature is considered a source of strength and power for many of these costal tribes. Like the buffalo, the salmon willingly give themselves up as food for the People in many of the Northwest Native American myths, Continue reading