Queen's Log: SOUL-Fi. It's Sci-Fi with heart + SOUL. And color. #ComeGetFree #TheLOVEisReal #TheStellarTrilogy

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Your Beliefs are Powered By Your Beliefs…

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  Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!     What do you believe? Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in miracles? Do you believe you’re healthy, wealthy and wise? Do you believe you’re sickly, poor and dumb? Do you believe every one of your needs are met? Do you believe you aren’t enough; don’t have enough and will never be enough?  What do you believe? What do you believe about yourself? What do you believe about the world? What do believe about why you exist right now in this moment? I believe that whatever you believe is true for you. I’ve learned that our beliefs are what powers our beliefs. Stay with me.     I promise, this isn’t going to turn into one of those airy fairy convos. I’m asking you because I had to ask myself all those questions earlier this week. I was talking to a dear friend about this whole set of drama (that at one point actually formed into an actual fuckery opera) like … Continue reading

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

What a Difference a Day Makes

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  Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   I had the most amazing day today. Technically, I don’t celebrate The 4th of July. You will not hear me say “Happy 4th” to anyone I like. And yet, every year I end up non-celebrating somewhere with other non-celebrating people, probably having a decent time, not being dutiful patriots.   This year I got to hang out with my dad, my Aunt Bonnie (who is also my God Mother–I call her Auntie Mom-Mom), my Uncle Jessie, Cousin Lisa, Cousin Jessie Jr., Aubrei and my Auntie E at her house in the woods somewhere in Bryn Athyn.     My Auntie E is one of my Aunt and Uncle’s oldest and dearest friends. My Aunt Bonnie and E went to Art School together and have been exactly like sisters every since they met. They attended each other’s weddings. God Mothered each other’s kids. Took family portraits together. To this day– I mean literally to this day– when we walked in Aunt E’s home today, … Continue reading

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Nothing is the Path to Everything

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  Happy Friday (Saturday) Night (Morning) Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! You wouldn’t believe me if I told you half of the stuff that’s going on behind the scenes of my actual life. You wouldn’t believe me because sometimes fact is way stranger than fiction. Sometimes the people around us, (people we may love, people we barely know, people we work with, family, friends, etc.) are so entrenched in their stuff, they wouldn’t know sane behavior if it knocked on their door with a ticker tape parade and a first class ticket to reality. But alas, we’ll digress here. I have a post on such things in the wings, but not this morning. I haven’t slept yet.   I’ve had a whirlwind week. Hell, I’ve had a whirlwind several months and God only know how I survived it all with at least some peace. Well, that’s not completely true. I kindof know. I have some really dear friends who are awesome and who I am infinitely proud of. I have my faith in … Continue reading

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

#TheLOVEisReal

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  Happy Friday (Saturday) Night (Morning) Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   WE had ourselves a ball Thursday night. A brown girl superhero had a drank (well, several) whilst some really amaze-balls souls and I liberated my second novel, which (you know by now) also happens to be the second book in The Stellar Trilogy– AAAND we did so with so much LOVE, I’m still pinching myself. We all got to see Book 2: Awake for the first time, at the same time. The unveiling did not disappoint. Man, my first words were– “OMG it looks like a real book!” I tell no lies.   I was surrounded by dear friends, family and framily. Mike Scip’s loft was utterly gorgeous, I had not one, but TWO world renowned chefs who prepared some phenomenal food–sweet potato mac, scallop ceviche, this amaze-balls quinoa salad served in Belgian endive, and spicy turkey meatballs over rosemary polenta… Gaaaaah! Plus, that Captain Morgan White Rum Christal brought for that out of this world rum punch was thabomb.com. My outfit was a gift from … Continue reading

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Meet Kai…

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  Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   Roughly 8 years ago, I wrote a book. It didn’t start out that I wanted to. I used to keep journals religiously, and in one of my red journals I had written down a few paragraphs of an idea I had of some stuff that was swimming around in my head. On one random day I barely remember, I read those paragraphs to a friend and that friend practically begged me to sit down and write the book. I had exactly ZERO idea what to do. I mean, do I create an outline? Do I plan it out just so? Do I put a whole bunch of post-it notes of ideas on an empty wall in my house?! I was racking my brain and probably losing brain cells tryina figure out HOW I would write a book from the idea I had already.   And then something amazing happened. I stopped thinking about HOW I would do it and stayed my focus on … Continue reading

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Garden Wisdom

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      Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome!   I was just telling my social media fam a brief story about a girl who found gardening and it changed everything. That girl is me. What had happened was, I stumbled upon the beginnings of a tomato on one of my tomato plants. See, this doesn’t sound like much, but when you understand how it came to be that I even have tomato plants at all, a bit of reflection is almost mandatory.I have never cared much for dirt. That’s not true. I have never cared much for the idea of all the backbreaking work I saw my mother doing in each and every one of her gardens. Gardening always reminded me of old ladies in hats, boredom and relentless dirt under one’s finger nails. I remember being a child and watching my mother pulling weeds and how she made me help her in the hottest of the hot heat of summer–and I hated it. I was always a girl on … Continue reading

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Sweet Potato Corn Chowder (with a Thai vibe)

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  Sometimes you just need comfort food. God knows I do. So what do you do when you need a food hug and it’s 84 degrees outside?! You make a soup that is comforting, full of flavor and still light at the same time. This is my take on a fall/winter classic–the always comforting potato corn soup. But instead of using cow’s milk, which can make a chowder heavy, I opted for a good quality light coconut milk, like the kind they sell at Trader Joe’s. And instead of using all white or red potatoes, I liked the idea of a pot full of bite sized sweet potatoes.  Because I just adore fresh veggies and was cooking for an 8 year old and my diabetic father (who also has heart and cholesterol issues) I added what fresh veggies I had on hand–a few carrots to kick the beta carotene quotient up another notch. I also added one russet potato (for texture) and some rough chopped beet greens at the tail end of the cooking process because I had them on … Continue reading

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings…

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Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Under normal circumstances, LIFE and I get along swimmingly. Under normal circumstances, I just wanna dance and let LIFE herself have her way with me! Hon-tee, I have such a love affair with my life sometimes, it catches me off guard and I wonder if I’m sane. But alas, I am not.   It’s unfortunate that the last few weeks, this here Friday Night Love and Light has been a touch on the quasi somber side. LIFE and I are in the midst of a bit of a spat, but I’m sure we’ll make up eventually. We always do…   I’d like to lie and say with all that I have going on, I have it all going on *snaps*. And yet, I am a true fan of authenticity. I believe that by sharing our actual truth, we help each other to not only embrace that truth and find liberation from it; but also to recognize we all go through stuff. No matter how positive … Continue reading

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Come Get Free with Me…

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Come Get Free with Me… Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Ever heard the saying: “you don’t know how strong you are until life beats the crap out of you with a wood plank repeatedly to the side of your face?” No? Yes? I’m here to confirm officially that I am one strong sista diva chic. Between my dad’s in and out dance with his heart and St. Mary’s hospital, keeping my family together, holding a space of love and light for those who are used to a more negative way of being, the culmination of my daughter’s school year and moving in accord with the awesome my life wants to be… hon-to-tha-tee. Iz tiiieeeeddd. I’m scrong tho. Pfff.   I will also say, that while every amount of my knowing and being has been tested these last few weeks, my faith has not moved. I know what I know that I know what I know and that the way of the truth works. The old way I used to live … Continue reading

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Enough! + #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS

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Happy Friday Night Love and Light to you! Welcome to another winning week of awesome! Maybe.   Ever have one of those weeks? I know you have because you’re human. You are human aren’t you? Unless you’re Aphroditian, like me–in which case, you look and act a lot like a human would…through no fault of your own…even though you aren’t really human at all. Which is a whole thing. It’s the same thing our New Earth’s Favorite Superhero–Kai (nee, Of TuStai)– discovers in Book 1 of The Stellar Trilogy. If you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about. I should also mention that Liberation Day of Book 2 of The Stellar Trilogy series is June 19, 2014.   Mark your calendars because I’m having a Liberation Fete on that day + I’ll be revealing the new covers for both Book 1 and Book 2! Yay! AND because you’re subscribed to my weekly soul party, you’ll be the first to get a golden invite to the golden fete. Yay! Keep your inboxes handy. You’ll want passes to this fete. … Continue reading