August 2012

Reading the latest news about the Sikh temple shooting in Wisconsin (NY Times article here) pushes the boundary for me of remembering the inherent worth and dignity of all people.  For that matter, so do some of the political ads that have been blasting from the tv (until I mute the volume) at every commercial break of the Olympics.  (But haven’t some of the other ads during the Olympics been great?!)  When we disagree with someone so strongly, how do we recognize their worth? (more…)


I know – it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I’ve had a good reason, though.  You might know that much of my poetry is actually written (rather, actually comes to me) as lyrics.  It’s taken some encouragement and effort, but I’m actually singing my original songs in public now!   I figured that I should have a dedicated page for my music, so you can find videos of my recent performance (my debut performance!) at the Open Mic in Chelmsford, MA, as well as any information about future gigs on The Spiritual Songstress.

I still have in mind getting my book(let) of poetry, ‘Grace,’ up here on mettapanda as a pdf, and available for sale for those who are interested in a bound hard copy.  If this interests you, please feel free to nudge me on it! 🙂


me 🙂