“Shoot. I can’t do it myself. I have to ask for help!” No big deal, right? Well, that’s not how it felt to me. I’ve struggled with asking for help my entire life and wondered why the heck it’s so hard. Do I see it as a sign of weakness? Nah. I know better. If I examine.. read more →

I love the idea of Wabi Sabi, a Japanese philosophy.   Over time the meaning of the two words has evolved. The translation into English takes a windy path but here’s what I know: wabi has changed from sad and lonely to peaceful, harmonious and at ease, purposely humble and in tune with nature. Sabi.. read more →

  “Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.” – Victor Hugo Spring leaves are practically fluorescent in the sunlight.                                               Dark old.. read more →

                      Wolf tree.           read more →

I grew up in a family that used food as a reward. May I have a show of hands out there if you know this one? “Ya done well? Let’s go out to eat.” Eating out in my family was a big treat. If my brother or I did well on our report cards, we.. read more →