long-tail weasel couple

Emotional Independence

A friend of mine called me “emotionally independent” the other day, and I smiled. It wasn’t always this way. When I was divorced the first time, I blamed it on my husband– he was a wingnut. When I divorced the second time, I questioned myself; he was a […]

Eclipse at totality

On the Line in Ravenna

We bought a new truck recently, quickly followed by a new camper. My husband and I have owned a camper most of our marriage; and this is our third. What we need as we are older is a bit different than what we needed and could afford when […]

Excited Reunion of Friends #WATWB

Would you spend your last cent to be reunited with your lost dog? The workers at the DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, Georgia had a man who did just that.  The compassionate workers paid to get the owner and the dog together and waived all fees. Watch […]

black schnauzer mix dog

Happy Pack

Garnet has been a complex dog from the day we got her. She was quickly confident and happy at home, but when we took her away from the house, she was so sensitive and shy that everything scared her. She hated the leash, (see Brave Little Garnet) but […]

grapes

Foundation for Life #WATWB

Food deserts abound, even in a moderately-sized city like Denver. According to the USDA, “Food deserts are defined as parts of the country vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. This is largely due to a lack of grocery stores, farmers’ […]

tree tunnel

The Soul of Money

Money is the silent partner in almost everything that we do. There are different ways to deal with it, but I learned that what you earn and how you spend it is a private matter not to be discussed with friends or family. The men handled the money […]

honeysuckle

What is Your Filter?

What you see is interpreted through the filter of who you are. I sometimes see how differently I perceive the world when I go to a meeting and “hear” different things than the others do. Not that either is wrong, but we focus on different things based on […]

unripe grapes, immature grapes, green grapes

Making Synchronicities

When I’m working on a new project or effecting a change in my world, at first, I can feel overwhelmed and alone with it. But I remember that the Universe conspires to help those who are working on their divine path, and because I’m my own change agent, […]

tundra, Rocky Mountain National Park, peaks

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group #WATWB

  People are attracted to Colorado by its wild nature. Winter brings ski and avalanche hazards; warm months bring raging rivers, rock climbing, mountaineering, and wilderness hiking. It isn’t hard to get in over your head, accidentally a slip, threaten a bear, or make a mistake that turns […]