My Avatar Is 56 Today

And so it is. My body turns 56 today. I’m okay with that. It is, after all, just my body. And yet I do own there is an anxiousness within me that stirs in the chambers of this vehicle. In my soul. That which IS me. That part which has chosen this physical journey. That … Continue reading

Both Oars in the Water

A different twist to the old saying about having both oars in the water: When we live coerced by the wishes and demands of others, trying to please and worrying about what others think, it’s as if we are in a boat and have only one oar in the water. That oar is heavy with … Continue reading

Goodbye My Beautiful Sister

It is Christmas Eve. My sister Mare made her transition just recently and the grief runs deep within me.   I am filled with memories of her. Her beauty, her smile, her kindness, her gentle and loving spirit, her caring, her joy. This is how I will always remember her.   An emptiness has taken … Continue reading

Healing Moments

(click image to view larger) This photo speaks of healing moments for me. As do inspirational words I embedded from an excerpt of Guilliame Apollinaire’s poem. I stood on top of the continental divide in Glacier National Park with my father back in the summer of 2004 after a long hike up scary terrain. It … Continue reading

The Terrorist In The Mirror

Yes, you read that correctly. So the calendar has flipped past yet another September 11. Posts flooded Facebook accompanied by photos. Journalists filled their columns with emotional content. Conspiracy theorists re-shared their perspective. Politicians spoke of the ongoing threats since. And some views told of the US’s part in it all. Perhaps the perspective that … Continue reading