cactus flower

Shutting the door, Leaving it unlocked

In elementary school, I was proud of my childish artwork, but no one noticed it. Nothing got saved, or framed; I had no talent. Even now, as an adult, I feel frustrated at the beautiful compositions that I can imagine which my hands can’t execute. My handwriting is […]

spiral petroglyph, rock carving, V-V ranch, Arizona

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Last year, I planted my first garden in many, many years. I let it grow a little wild, to see how it would develop with minimal intervention. I enjoyed it, but we had more foliage than vegetables, so I know I need to add something different to the […]

taro fields, Kauaii Hawaii

What a concept!

Give it to me BIG! I really, really need the big picture first. I’m a conceptual thinker and mistakenly think that everyone is this way, when only about 1/4th the population is this way. I took a class recently with an instructor that was decidedly NOT a big […]

Auffenpinscher/Schnauzer mix, black dog, walking harness

Brave Little Garnet!

I introduced Garnet, my schnauzer mix, in “Heart to Heart Resuscitation”. She was a shy dog, who came to us abused and frightened. Someone thoughtfully and sensitively suggested that I use clicker training to assist my dog in becoming more confident (Fearful dogs blog). I have to say […]

puppy

Tribble’s Job

I volunteered my dog to participate in a class for animal communicators. People in the class were invited to talk to my dog, Tribble, whose photograph I showed them, and tell me if she had a message. Most of the communicators got pretty much what I expected. Then, […]

sunrise, ocean, Kauai

Courage in Action

Sometimes, we have to be courageous in ways that we’d rather not. You know, like telling someone who is far more trouble than they’re worth that you don’t have time for their friendship. It’s hard, but so is enduring their time suckage. I’m sure you know what I […]