Dear Sue

Yesterday my dear friend Sue passed from this life. She was in Mexico watching the sunset with one of her beloved daughters, and chose her moment to slip to the other side. Why was she in Mexico? It was one of those things; no one throughout Sue’s life would ever have predicted that she’d die…

Wealth of Moonlight: A New Year’s Resolution

A New Year’s Resolution: to remember this, to be more this way. To play and be free. To stop trying so hard, looking for what is always, already, finding me. To be light of heart. To be the moonlight version of myself.

An Angel’s Kiss, or, The Kitten and the Motorcycle

“I tried to save a kitten on a highway, and I was hit by a motorcycle.” That’s the absolute shortest version of the story, one that I had to tell for three weeks on conference calls, to explain why I was working from home, calling in instead of meeting in person. Depending on how much…

Fear and Freedom, or, Learning to Free-Range

Before I say chickens are timid creatures, let me first hand it to them:  they are resilient and brave little creatures too.  Just hours old, tiny (the size of an egg), shipped cross-country in a box, handled by giants of another species – they manage it amazingly well. The spark of life, the impulse to…

M: A Love Letter

This is a love letter to life. A declaration of wonder and gratitude. I find myself these days in a pristine time, wherein really nothing is wrong. Fine, the usual stresses, enough to exercise capacity and to keep vigilant in the lifelong quest to become a better and stronger human being. But let it be…

Of Crossbows and Man-Cages, or Having the Right Equipment

Of Crossbows and Man-Cages, or Having the Right Equipment. There are some neighbors, Jim and Pat, whom we’ve kind of liked from afar for a while, and finally got to spend some time with today. Jim is a pretty cool guy. He heads up a group of bow hunters who have special permission from the…