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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill Week 9: Geese

I began daily walking at Crown Hill in the early summer of 2012. I was several days into a summer sabbatical to write/edit the first books of the expressive writing series, and I was already fighting down panic. The task was simply enormous. I was overwhelmed. One day just past

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 8: Barbeque

If I could continue walking into the sun, I would not turn around when I got to the Mausoleum but instead would walk right through the chain link fence dividing Crown Hill park from Crown Hill cemetary, keep walking straight for another mile or so (yes, the cemetary is a full

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From Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 7: Endings

This morning’s walk was later than usual, though the undertone of chill was still present at 8:30 and I wished I’d had a fleece. I speed-walked the lake trail because I was already late for the office. My thigh muscles and lower back particularly were grateful for the stretch; I

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 6: Remembering

Crown Hill Park is adjacent to Crown Hill Cemetery, a century-old west Denver tradition. Most days, my walks take me in the direction of the mausoleum (euphemistically called the Tower of Memories in the advertising brochure) as it represents my turn-around point. There is a bell tower that chimes the quarter-hour; whenever

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 5: Changes

Season’s change is in the air. Mornings are darker, crispier, more mottled. The angle of the sun as it strikes my third eye is shifting. Grasses are turning pale and dry. Leaves are following, no color yet, but tumbled to the ground by birds or squirrels, making a thin carpet

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 4: Questions

Last month my friend Mary Reynolds Thompson visited Colorado from her home north of San Francisco. She stayed with me for some days. We walked Crown Hill every morning between coffee and breakfast. One morning, we constructed a ritual for the archetypal Forest, one of the landscapes in her book

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 3: Poetry

My landscape this week is the beautiful, serene grounds of Loretto Spirituality Center. With my colleagues Susan de Wardt and Linda Barnes, I am teaching a five-day poetry therapy intensive to eleven poetic souls, women who have traveled from all parts of Canada and the US to eat poetry and

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 2: Sunrise

My favorite time for summer walks at Crown Hill is 6:30 a.m., when the fresh new day brings Monet-like nuances of color and depth, the angle of the sun hits my sixth chakra, and I walk directly into the Light. It is my time for prayer and contemplation.

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Kay’s Journal: A Year at Crown Hill, Week 1: Walkabout

I live in a tiny, perfectly me-sized condo that I bought exclusively because of its natural amenities. I live happily with not enough closets or electrical outlets, a galley kitchen, and one bathroom because it’s like living inside a little urban park.  Not only do all of

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Behind the Mic: Writing from Your Authentic Wildness

I first met Judy Reeves in the fall of 1992, when a San Diego-based group, Journal and Diary Enthusiasts (JADE) hosted a journal conference and invited me to keynote. Judy was the organizer of that conference, and I, having produced a journal conference the year

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