Join Me on Patreon For a New Kind of Coaching Program

Right now, my Patreon page offers two subscription levels for less than a fancy cup of coffee per month. One of these gives you access to my feed over there, while the other gets you added to my monthly newsletter which will include coaching prompts, project plans, and recent articles I’ll curate and deliver direct to your inbox every Full Moon. In the future, I plan to unlock additional levels, but for now I’m still looking out for the community support my heart knows is out there.

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Zone ZeroPat Mosley
Pokémon Go--No, Wait. Loading...

I’ll admit: when Pokémon Go first came out, my first reaction was close to disgust. The world is burning. It seems like the United States is on the brink of social upheaval. Racist violence continues. My own state’s tyrannical aversion to accountability and justice just included cutting public access to cop cameras meant to hold police responsible for acts like the executions that launched this recent round of protests.

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International Men's Day in 2018

After the first few questions, it became apparent that I was queer and had a shaky relationship to being a ‘man,’ and that the experience of myself and two of the other speakers was different than that of the darker skinned Muslim immigrant on the panel with us. When we talked about surviving sexual assault too, it just completely melted the walls we’d built around gender going into that day.

I hope we can collectively reach that melting point again. I hope we can put down our defenses long enough to hear each other and value one another long enough to heal one another.

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Reflections on Parashat Vayeitzei

These moments in Laban’s story stand out to me because it often feels to me that in our modern world different religions are exclusively distinct to one another. We have to be either-or-neither something. The idea that we can be both, that we can be pluralistic in our thinking or living or identifying frequently feels dismissed or degraded as this sort of fluffy, feel-good liberal indecisiveness. And while that may very well be the case, the Torah provides a historical reference point for that attitude as well. Laban, for all his character flaws, and for all his teraphim and pagan religiousity, is someone G-d chooses to speak to—through divination, no less!

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Video: November 2018 Microstead Check-in

In this video update, I do a quick peek at the backyard experiments I’m running in the garden this autumn/winter. We look at the progress of beet and red cabbage seeds, as well as the onion and garlic bulbs. I also talk briefly about the recent large amounts of rain (5”+) we’ve received, along with the first below freezing temperature dips of the season.

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Zone ZeroPat Mosley
Building a Wooden Bench

Woodwork is a hobby of mine I’m still just beginning to explore. But the other week, while working on some renovations to my laundry room, I realized I had some decent wood leftover from the shelves I took off the walls. Since they weren’t going back in as shelves, I decided to re-purpose some of the wood into a small bench.

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Woodworking, Zone ZeroPat Mosley