I'm happy to be back in the City after two epic weeks of travel and family vacation. Thats right, EPIC. First i spent the loveliest possible week with my mom in SoCal: drinking wine, thrift store shopping, and watching procedural teevee (a guilty pleasure of mine and my mother's alike).
After that just about my whole friend-family gathered together at Short Mountain Sanctuary in Tennessee for Beltaine. It's become our yearly pilgrimage; a place for us to reconnect with each other and our community away from the pressures and obligations of life in the Pax Americana. I'll be writing a lot more in the coming days and weeks about SMS and it's place in my life, but for now please let me say that i've come home to California a changed man. I hope a better man. This week spent with my family and my tribe has helped me discover something i've longed for since i was fourteen years old and i realized there was no God.
My life has purpose.