Pilgrimage: Walden Pond

Such is a pilgrimage to Walden… in which we take time to note the formation of clouds, marvel at the patterns of sunlight, witness the subtleties of color and contrast, adjust our depth perception, consider the craft of balance, imagine the space of simplicity, find inspiration… and love.   Thanks Melissa and Jon for a wonderful day! Photos ©2015, […]

Am I good for you?

I had a chance to watch Jack Goes Boating this week – a fascinating portrayal of how people respond, react, and transform within relationships. The movie follows two couples. Clyde and Lucy are a seasoned, unhappily married couple whose relationship spirals downward in the course of the film. They have affairs, talk disrespectfully to each […]

In January, Resolution. In July, Refresh.

July, the midway point in the year, a birthday…and the final bend in my first half-century on the planet. A good time to re-evaluate, set down some new intentions, refine the vision (board). What we see? The more things change, the more they stay the same. Self-improvement and home improvement. Travel. All things writing and […]

Uncharted Territory

Mermaids. Lovers Island. Gull Rocks. Umbrella Islands. Sounds enchanting, doesn’t it? I have been here before. On white-knuckle rides with wakes that crash onto shores and startle gulls. There is no romance to rocks at that speed. But we took a slower pace, me and this man who breathes water like I breathe air. As […]

A Big Fan

In the front bedroom of the house my Grandmother owned from the time her husband was killed in Okinawa until her own death in 1998, there was a fan. It was large window fan, stalwart like her, with a six inch rubber belt wound around two pulleys, the partnering of which turned the giant steel […]

Donut Girl

In Honor of National Doughnut Day For sure there is a story to tell, of late night clichés and coffee-stained romances there behind the counter of the midnight doughnut shop. She had written them in situ, on journal pages stained with raspberry-pink jelly: the dashing pirate, the rookie cop, the old war vet with a […]