Fire and (hopefully) Rain

Fire and (hopefully) Rain   A year end message from Executive Director Mike Bodkin at Rites of Passage Here we are again, approaching the death of an old year and the birth of the new, circling through terrestrial, cosmic and personal orbits. The year, which began with the inauguration of a boy-president, saw a resurgence…

Winter Season

Winter Season   Winter has moved into the neighborhood, calling forth my annual response of woodfires, chili made from garden tomatoes and peppers saved in the freezer, and long slow walks around the land here. In the Medicine Wheel cycle of the seasons, Winter stands for all the gifts of culture, learning, planning and the…

A Full Summer

A Full Summer   Summer 2013: I am back home and back in the office, digging in to my own return from a lively summer of fulfilling and enlivening programs at Rites of Passage. In June, with co-guide Tom Anderson,we held a Vision Quest in the Rocky Mountains near Salida, Colorado. It was a wonderful…