Personal Journey

Summer Fades

The sunflowers’ dark faces, shining with gold still greet me on my walks Persevering and bright, through unforgiving sun and rain Loving every minute of their joyful lives holding court over cottontails and tiny birds perched in their branches. The air turns cool, and now, dead heads outnumber the blossoms feeding the hungry birds, it’s what they have to offer now, during the end days,...
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I AM DONE (An Ode to Quitting)

I AM DONE (An Ode to Quitting) I am done with this I’m finished, I’m through. I have had enough I’m moving on. I am ending this relationship, friendship, acquaintance. I quit this club, I retract my pledge I am leaving this place vacating this premises dropping off the key Forgetting this town. I’m dumping my belongings I don’t need them, I am done. I am quitting this platform ...
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Being in the Unknown with Family

Our construction plans screech to a halt, everything changing under our feet like the desert sand. Stop, drop, sit, wait, watch. More going on. We knew we had to get out here to fully understand the situation and what the need may be. Living close to family, living on family land, and sharing a house and every meal with family are all different things. We were prepared there would be hard work. Mo...
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Being with Changing Times

Chaos happens. It feels like we're amidst uncertain times. How do we ride this wave of change? Is the Sonoma County blaze, which ravaged our cities and countryside last month, leaving so much disaster in its wake, a freak accident? Or is it the herald of big changes underfoot, as unusual climactic conditions portend things to come? How do we be with all the not knowing? How do we be with disaster...
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Beginning the New Year with Listening

Many New Year Blessings!! I admit it's been a little challenging to write this, at a time of a lot of change in my own life. I felt being honest here was more in integrity than just saying "Happy Holidays" and moving on. The holidays didn't go at the tempo I prefer. Instead, I found myself working on my school assignments right through the holidays, which goes against every fiber of my being...
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