Suicide

Several events in the past couple of months have stopped me in my tracks and pushed me to reconsider how I am going to spend the rest of my life. I started thinking about this more after the death of one of my dearest friends. He lived a long and very productive life, but losing…

The Power of Hope and a Dream

In general, I have felt a bit more hopeful the past couple of weeks. I am not that sure if my hope is well-founded or folly.The world’s political climate is still a mess. However, the truth of it is that denying that mess is certainly folly, but stopping to look at circumstances that give hope…

Storms, Clouds, Sunshine, and Rainbows

It seems that storms, clouds, sunshine, and rainbows, pretty much sum up what life is about, with rainbows being the promise of better things to come. I was sitting here with my back to the windows, eating a popsicle and letting my mind drift. Sometimes the best moments of enlightenment come at moments like these….

Breathe into Optimism

This is a perfect fall day. Looking out onto the plaza below I stop, exhale, breathe, and am thankful for the sunshine and beauty about. Everything looks so peaceful, both inside and out. I hear the clang of the light-rail train as it leaves the station. I allow my breath to return again. Just the…

To Process the Truth Which Is America

¬† Wednesday¬†– The water trickles down the rocks into a still pool. The garden is cool after a long trek up the hill. I find the first of my favorite places to stop, exhale, breathe, listen and think. When I saw lines of people waiting to enter the garden I feared the beautiful contemplative quiet…

Beauty in the Pause-Breath is the Answer

WOW! I have not written a new blog in almost two months, my longest break yet. Believe me, I have been writing and working on my big project, but still I have been a bit mired in the ugliness of American and World politics and news. No surprise! Still, if I pay attention, there are…