Episode 64: Khadijah Queen

Please join us as our Tiferet Talk Interviews host Gayle Brandeis, are most honored and pleased to have award winning poet, writer, editor and teacher, Khadijah Queen. Khadijah Queen is the author of Conduit and...

Episode 60: Molly Peacock

Welcome back to Tiferet Talk! We start off the new year with our new host Gayle Brandeis. Join us  as we speak with poet and creative nonfiction writer Molly Peacock. Molly Peacock is the author...


Some newly restored frescoes in the Catacombs of Priscilla show what many see as evidence that the early Christian church had women priests. But The Vatican quickly dismissed the claims of the Women's Ordination...

Writing and Living Toward Truth: Closing Words

The following words I delivered March 19, 2010 at the close of the 5th Annual Yoga As Muse for Authentic Writing & Creativity Retreat held at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM....

Knitting as Zen Practice

For years, I've had a knotty relationship with knitting.  As a teenager, I envied friends who, having learned the skill from their mothers, aunts or grandmothers, whipped up scarves and sweaters.  In my freshman...


   St. Joseph's Abbey, Spencer MA Walking through this field among a stand of old prairie oaks on a raw December day, I taste that experience again, where my own awareness and the space over the...
Diana Raab

Transformed by Writing – by Diana Raab

I wish I had known how brave I actually was on the day my grandmother committed suicide. I was ten years old when she overdosed on sleeping pills in my childhood home. Like any...

Lectio Poetica: What is the Question?

“Sometimes . . . you come to a place whose only task is to trouble you with tiny but frightening requests . . .” – David Whyte Ten years ago, just three months after falling...

Mudslide – by Janette Kennedy

Danger brings us here, where the experts smile and say, “Just a little more time.” In their swagger, we let our secret seed out into the open, to bloom. It is a strong plant,...

Little Dove, Darling Butterfly

Little dove, I can think
 of a thousand reasons
 why I could say
, this tree is not your home

   But the stars above
 would passionately disagree
 noting every time you are near
, the way you glow is as...