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The Blessed Burden of Freedom

I declare: Enough freedom is enough. I don’t mean to sound ungrateful. When I spotted that soaring hawk in a holler in West Virginia two...

California Dreams and Realities

I came for the healing power of the sea. I came to complete – literally and symbolically – my coast-to-coast journey. I’d envisioned my...

Temecula Transition - Desert to Sea

Out of a deep slumber, from behind the heavy, rubber blackout curtains of El Rancho trucker motel, I awoke, this morning, like clockwork,...

Lost and Found in the Desert

“What intolerable garbage and what utterly useless crap we bury ourselves in day by day. That’s what the first taste of the wild does to...

Desert Love - A Poem

I’ve been kissing trees, lately, Arms embracing cottonwood girth, Thick, ruddy bark rough on my lips. Old man tree’s too old for me,...

Woo-woo Journey Takes a Miracle Turn

Greetings, friends. I dedicate this post to the brave people of Ukraine, for peace in their country and on this earth. May all beings...

Courtship

It’s hard not to go all googly-eyed smitten over Santa Fe. Their skies, a dreamy baby blue, never stop smiling at you. And their...

I Will Not Let Them Fuse Me

I will not imagine the doctors fusing my vertebrae together so as to immobilize me. I will not imagine six to twelve months of recovery....

Now, the Good News

The microwave digital clock reads 10:23, and my eyes widen. For the first time in weeks, without the 7 am wake-up call of saws and...

The Journey Takes a Sharp Curve

The porch project completion was joyfully in sight. This was a sign: I was almost ready, again, to continue my journey. Or was I? I...

Unmaking My Deal with the Devil

Resistance looks for any opening, any little wavering sign that you still want entanglement. Returning home to Washington, interrupting...