Bosnian Stories

Working on Bosnian Stories. These are personal experiences and insights about a place that has deep meaning for me, a place that I am attached to through family, through love. Stories of memories: seeds and pictures pieced together, morphed over time, with an almost magical life of their own. My […]

“Live as if you were to die immediately. Think as if you never were to die.”

Via Astroshamanism and  Julius Evola, born on 19 May 1898, Italian philosopher and esotericist, Sun and Moon in Taurus.

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I Just Closed My Eyes

In the quiet, life stories seem so complex. Events take on a surreal importance molded by our living experience of them. I guess we figure out, in the telling and retelling of our experience, how to fill in the blanks so that they suit our personal timeline. Already intricately woven […]


Now, standing at the pass

looking south into the valley,

my valley,

I watch familiar black birds fly spitfire into the torrential clouds below

and  disappear.


time in the cruelest month stands still

and holds my heart one moment longer

pulled tight in the wake of orange paintbrush

and the preternatural smell of mountain sage


under the tongue,

swept up




towards the immense of […]

By |April 26th, 2015||Comments Off on NightSky

Amethyst Coffee Company

At the corner of Broadway and 11th Avenue, in a renovated vintage building, there is a surprise for you. More than one, really. That is where we found the newly opened Amethyst Coffee Company, tucked lovingly into a corner.

Charming owner/barista Elle Taylor, formerly of another favorite spot, Little Owl […]

Sugar Vision

Sugar girl Melissa Yanc has people talking about her all over town. Her small batch pastry production team creates all too delectable edibles.  With names like Liquid Brownie and White Russian Truffle we can’t even resist.  There are also croissants, the real kind, filled with Ham & Cheese, Almond […]


Artist Gemma Bayly is very Mandala. Which is to say that she is mysterious but transparent and complex while radiantly clear. Listening to her talk about why she makes art, or explain her intense love of life and what she likes about being  part of the current dynamic Denver […]

Your Fortune in a Cup

To schedule a Turkish Coffee cup reading go to, call 720-739-0399 or visit SilvanaMondo on Facebook.

Tasseomancy, literally means ‘divining or reading the cup’. Today’s practitioners of the art typically interpret patterns in tea leaves or coffee grounds to predict the future. Although tasseomancy has its beginnings along the Mediterranean […]