I live and write on Lingít Aaní, and gratefully acknowledge the past, present and future caretakers of this beautiful place, the Jilkaat Kwaan and Jilkoot Kwaan.
Bears & Balance

Bears & Balance

Yesterday I signed up on autopay for Medicare. Today, after my swim at the pool, I couldn’t get my socks on and gave up. I stuck bare feet into cold rubber boots.There is also a wet dog on the couch and I don’t care. This is 65, so far. It is raining buckets, as...
Look, See, Be

Look, See, Be

I have been taking time to save my mind and heart this summer. Every morning, really, every morning in June and July (so far) I have started the day with coffee, dog tending and some readings. The Daily Lectionary, Richard Rohr, poems from a few favorite Mary Oliver...
Why I Wake Early

Why I Wake Early

“Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”- Mary Oliver from her poem “Why I Wake Early.” “Our fundamental connection to one another, the raft through the sorrow, the holding through the grief joy is, reminds us, again and again, that we...
Good Morning, Good Day

Good Morning, Good Day

“Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and let the one who believes in me drink.” – Jesus according to John 7:37-39 “The greatest need of our time is to clean out the enormous mass of mental and emotional rubbish that clutters our minds” – Thomas Merton “When I wake,...
From Boston to Ocala, Taking Good Care.

From Boston to Ocala, Taking Good Care.

“I celebrate that we’re all crazy and damaged and we’re all sort of floundering and flailing, and yet we stick together. We take care of each other the best we can. And that is so touching it fills me with hope. It takes people a lot of decades to realize that we’re...
One if By Air, Two if By Sea and Off to Boston We Will Be?

One if By Air, Two if By Sea and Off to Boston We Will Be?

“If you train your mind for running, everything else will be easy,” Amby Burfoot  I apologize for not being more present here for all kinds of not very good reasons. It’s just life–full, good and busy days.  I have also been in and out more than usual and...