Draw a line

I finally made it to the mountains. As the drive across Kansas ended, Colorado’s front range came into far distant view. I wept. Through Owl Canyon and then into the Shambhala Mountain Center at Red Feather Lakes, tears pooled. It felt so silly and so…well-like the tears had waited a long time to come. Gratitude. Sniffy soggy gratitude.  During the … More Draw a line

Wonder

Sometimes in our frenetic comings and goings, we catch glimpse of a sky that drops our plans and causes us to give chase. We want one good glimpse. A long look into a spanning palette. We need one last shot. A moment to savor the uncluttered sky. No power lines, fast food signs, and billboards in our … More Wonder

We are enough (we just don’t know it yet)

Dear Brave Ones, The irony of my writing a blog is: typically, once a grand gesture or statement is made in the public square, I am soon tested within the scope of that once grand gesticulation. Only through writing or “talking it out” do dots connect among the issues I ponder. Most folks appear to connect dots before they … More We are enough (we just don’t know it yet)

Weltschmerz & DerringDo

You’ve read the news lately. Dishonesty, deceit, double-standards, triple-standards, and great wariness from one person to another. It can be discouraging to be human. Weltschmerz pays its rent in our mortal hearts. What can we do? This weekend, I felt the world melting under white hot anger of people who want what they want right now regardless of … More Weltschmerz & DerringDo

When we learn

Last night, I watched a friend move from fear to derring-do. She, having birthed a trio of digital natives, was treading into uncertain computer territory. A file she’d relied on for her business got biffed up and needed rebuilding. She really wanted me to fix it, but she clearly wished to know how to fix it herself. Being … More When we learn

Alternate ending

I am freshly birthday’d up and facing – statistically – 40 more years of something. What? I don’t know yet. Don’t scoff. Do you know your next day? Year? Meal? The passing season taught of how my best efforts and hard work and greatest wisdom will not guarantee the life I sought or even one day more of … More Alternate ending