The EcoME Community

Today Karen and I drove over the river to Hastings-on-Hudson to participate in a presentation of the film, Beyond the Land, hosted by the Mishkan Ha’am synagogue. It was an intimate group of about thirty or so, mostly members of the synagogue. Beyond the Land (see its Facebook page) is a documentary about the EcoME community in…

Saint Francis of Assisi Day

Today I finally got my eyebrows done and finally mopped most of the floors of the house after the bathroom was redone. My hands are dry, but I can moisturize them, and my back needs a break, which it shall have. But now I can finally spread my yoga mat on the floor since it…

In the Media

On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, John Ensslin, who does a podcast and reporting using social media, posted this in On the Record on his interview with reporter Monsy Alvarado about the feature story she wrote about me: Transgender minister talks about her decision to come out to her former congregation. The caption reads: "Petra Strand, a transgender…