Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Celebrate May Day

How to Celebrate May Day

Spring is in full bloom on May Day, all the flowers out, a big warm spell covering everything, the seeds coming up. Some of the key metaphors for May Day – fertility, emancipation, the full-flowering tree of life that connects earth and sky – show up in many cultures around the world. For those looking(…)

Jack and the Bean Stalk

I put beans into new black dirt this morning, and thought of Jack (pun intended).  Spring is the time for telling Jack and the Bean Stalk, the story of an ne’er do well son, who risks ogres and uses his head to get right by his mother and create a good life for them both.(…)