A Fire in a Forest Clearing

During the 300 hr teacher training at the Esalen Institute, Janet Stone gave us an overnight homework to write a poem or something about forgiveness.  This came out.


In a forest clearing I am building a fire.  In a clearing on my way through the dark forest.  I will stay here a night, or a week, or perhaps longer.

I am chopping up the firewood Continue reading “A Fire in a Forest Clearing”

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About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There

A couple of weeks ago, Amanda Palmer released a half an hour documentary called “Bride Tripping” on her Patreon page.  Most of it is based on the footage taken with a hand held camera on a road trip in 1999.

About 7 and a half minutes into the movie, Continue reading “About Ideal Jobs and Tripping There”

Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings

At the beginning of my current sabbatical I wrote that I would ride trains to some of my destinations.  I did.

When I went to the Grand Canyon several weeks ago, for the last leg of my journey, I took a Grand Canyon Railway train from Williams, AZ to Grand Canyon Village. Continue reading “Train Robbery, Rainbows, Unicorns, and Flying Object Sightings”

Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2

This is a continuation of my previous post in which I list garments and footwear that I’d pack into a commuter backpack or on my person for a short trip, for instance, to Iceland.  Why Iceland?  Well, first, I just went there a few weeks ago and still remember; second, to make a point that it is possible to visit a somewhat cold place comfortably and pack lightly; third, Continue reading “Light Packing Not Just for Iceland. Part 2 of 2”