I’ve Got Your Back

When self doubts descend I turn to my family and friends.   They always believe in the beauty of my dreams, even when I don’t. Can I be that someone for you?

By and By, Lord

My Grandma was a cool old bird. She told stories, laughed easily and heartily, was a terrible cook but a gifted quilter. She played piano by ear and all we would have to do was hum a few… Read More

Lessons from the Mountains

I’ve never met a mountain I didn’t love.  Here are a few things living in the mountains has taught me: The steeper the climb, the better the view. There are many paths, each equal in its ability to take… Read More

Let Today Be The Day

Let today be the day that our dreams take flight, that we rise from mediocrity and soar, and that we put the extra in ordinary.

Hidden Gifts

“There is no such thing as a problem with out a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.”  Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Building Castles

“If you have built castles in the sky, Let not your dreams go to waste; Just build the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau  I sometimes get really tired of being a grown up.  I have always had… Read More

A New Page

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” Rumi Remember when you were a little kid, how you would get so excited about Christmas?  For weeks you would dream about that… Read More

The Shepherd

“Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder.  Help someone’s soul heal.  Walk out of your house like a shepherd.”  Rumi My much older brother (we’ll call him Clooney) owns a cabin in Montana on Duck Lake… Read More

The Happiness Pandemic

“Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?”  Dennis and Wendy Mannering My much older brother (we’ll call him Clooney) owns a cabin in Montana on Duck Lake where we all just spent the weekend.  The quarters are large enough to… Read More

The Gilded Cage

“Our life is frittered away by detail… simplify, simplify.”  Henry David Thoreau My niece, Tree Bunny (not her real name. My brother is not a hippy) has recently begun the minimalist 21 day experiment.   In the challenge a person… Read More