Beauty is Essential

    Beauty is Essential

    Beauty is essential. In nature, it bespeaks a healthy and vibrant ecosystem. As a human, it calms, enlivens, and inspires my soul, all the while reminding me simply that this. is. home. I feel very fortunate to be able to take myself to places that remind me of the...
    Autumn Grief

    Autumn Grief

    The flowers have all faded, the seeds scattered to the wind and to be swallowed by the ground; the moisture has evaporated and leaves burnt by the sun hang on by a mere thread before casting themselves off to die and become mulch and eventually new soil…

    Voice of the Earth

    Voice of the Earth

    And still there are places where the pika squeak and thrive, where cold-loving evergreens reach toward the sky, where wild mountain waters run under stone through creases in alpine meadows… . . . …But even those pikas are threatened, so many of the trees have been lost to beetle-kill and other blight, and the waters are low, the snows shallow…

    Liminal Insight

    Liminal Insight

    (aka, losing our marbles…) TRUSTING THE WILD MIND: A LISTENING PRACTICE… I was thinking about wild mind last night, remembering how vital it feels to slip out of rational, plotting, methodical thinking, to let the mind wander and expand and take journeys...
    Musings on the West…

    Musings on the West…

    If like me you’re feeling pretty wintry and less outwardly festive in this new year, may I recommend a good documentary for these dark days? I recently watched “Ken Burns: The West,” and WOW ~ heartbreaking and beautiful and intense! …to learn...
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