Joseph Honton
Artwork courtesy Joseph Honton

Dreams are an elusive medium, setting up a temporary communication channel between the unconscious and conscious just long enough to transmit vital information, before disconnecting and slipping away. Decoding those transmissions into meaningful messages is what dream work is all about.

One Woman’s Results From a 50-year Experiment in Dream Work

Margaret Honton has been working with her own dreams…

This is humorous and relatable to many of us. But rather than take it literally, consider the interpretive route.

Dreams are a way for our subconscious to communicate changes we should consider in our waking life. Perhaps you have something you need to "eliminate" from your daily routine. Maybe, ice cream? Or perhaps you have some "waste" to get rid of à la Marie Kondo.

Toilet dreams are so common that it's cliché. Only you will know what the juxtaposition of images is trying to say. Ignore the toilet and look at what happened in your dream just before it appeared. Also look for clues in the urge you were feeling -- constipation (control), diarrhea (release), bloating (excess).

Dream interpretation can be a laughing matter sometimes. But on the serious side, dream interpretation can help us to better understand ourselves.

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In the vernacular, a dream home, dream job, or dream vacation refers to something that is highly desirable, but exceedingly difficult to obtain. So when we are blessed with this good fortune, we sometimes say it’s a dream-come-true.

In the movie Field of Dreams, there is an underlying hopeful phrase…


It has been 10 years since the Great Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami of March 11, 2011. Let us remember those whose lives were taken that afternoon.

Great Tōhoku Earthquake, illustration by Joseph Honton
Great Tōhoku Earthquake

Along the northeast coast of Japan, these are the cities and villages that experienced the tragedy. Hardest hit was Miyagi prefecture:

  • Iwanuma, 178 souls

A father/son memory

The tale of a child running away from home is a familiar story. Often it’s told with the young protagonist marching away in defiance at some perceived injustice, only to return upon the discovery that it’s a big world out there.

My own story of running away from home is…

Victory Harvest 2020, courtesy the author

This spring I planted a victory garden, and now that the harvest is coming in, I’m declaring victory!

Initially, the garden was meant to be a diversion from the pandemic’s stay-at-home order. But as the spring seedlings hardened into fighting plants, it became much more.

For instance, my morning routine…

Joseph Honton

Living out the remaining days of my life on the only habitable planet I’ll ever know.

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