Small Messengers

Photo by Laura K. Deal

I have a history with bees. The associations are multiple and interconnected, and bees are showing up in my dreams and in waking life.

From running barefoot in the backyard, I had my share of childhood beestings. They hurt like crazy, and then my foot would swell and it […]

Assigning Meaning

The other day I had a conversation with a friend about premonitions. He’s not the sort of person I’d guess would have had experience with premonitions or would be comfortable talking about them. From a rationalist viewpoint, such experiences are usually not documented in any convincing way, nor are they reproducible, and so are […]

“The Silent Meadow” Excerpt

Here’s the scene from “The Silent Meadow” that helped me overcome my fear of bees. I was terrified of them as a kid, and after writing this story I work beside them in my garden without fear, and they work around me. Writing is magic.


Art by Leah Palmer Preiss

With new understanding, […]