lunar eclipse, blood moon

End of an Era

Total lunar eclipses are supposed to signify the end of an era. Not the end of a chapter, but perhaps the end of a book. It seemed fitting to honor tonight’s eclipse as my father lies in hospice. For our family, it will soon be the end of […]

unicorn statute

Coping with Fear

How do you cope with fear? The world can be a scary place, and if we don’t get a grip, we can live in anxiety. I recently had an occasion to think about how people handle fear. It reminded me of my children’s fear after the Columbine shootings […]

Looking inside the shelter


The world seems to move faster and faster, go-go-go! I can keep up for a little bit, but then it all starts to unravel. I lose track of the details first, and then I lose the big picture. I forget things I need to remember and dwell on […]

aspen tree

Aspens Teach Us Oneness

I’ve been thinking of oneness — the concept that all living creatures are just different facets of the same jewel or just different parts of the same organism. This is a concept that many resist because we don’t want to think that we’re the same as our enemies, […]


Going with the flow – Paragliding style!

Quite by happenstance, we saw these paragliders during a day in the mountains. The gliders seemed so carefree and effortless as they floated down. Some went quickly, and some more leisurely, but in all cases, they stayed in the flow of air. They didn’t fight it, and their […]


Clinging Vine

Clinging vines have been on my mind the past few weeks. My husband’s business trips have been steadily increasing to the point that he has been gone almost full-time for six weeks. He wants to be home, but duty calls and it’s hard to say “no.” After all, […]

Baby fingers

Tree Fingers

To stay in balance, I need time outside, in nature. Quiet time, not on my smartphone or listening to music. On a recent hike, I saw tree fingers everywhere I looked! They were young, old, and bent out of shape. Clean-shaven or mossy, straight or bent, there were […]

RMNP, Rocky Mountain National Park

Trail Blazers

Changing to a new life path can be exciting and a little scary sometimes too. After all, the unexpected can be exhilarating, devastating, or a little of both. It takes a bit of awareness to find the boundaries of our path. I thought about this a lot after […]

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Surrender to the Path

When do you fight, and when do you surrender? When you find yourself falling in love, do you fight it? When do you acknowledge that to resist is futile and it is time to let go? After all, falling in love wasn’t my plan, and I was determined […]


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