A Confession

I want to confess how much I don’t know what I’m doing. Yeah, probably not a surprise to you. It became clear (again) after the last Thoreau event~ some of you were even there. The idea seemed pretty cool. I skimmed Walden, the Bhagavad Gita, and parts of the Vishnu Purana to cull vivid passages…

Changing That Outdated Story

I recently chucked a story. It was a powerful one too, one that limited me for years. Driving back to McCall in December, I landed in Grand Junction, gateway to red rock country. Hmm.  Sunshine in the forecast and the nearby Colorado National Monument has trails close to town. This means cell service and people,…

The Ripple Effect. UnIntended. UnImagined.

Jayme was being both supportive and mischievous with this sabbatical farewell gift. “You’re doing research. You’ll need pens.” Maybe she knew I needed a big shove to lie down in Shavasana. Maybe she wanted to make me laugh~ So What?  Maybe she just wanted to give love. What she didn’t intend or imagine is how…

Receive the Paradox

I’m going to expose my recent creative process, because it was a complete mess and completely ordered. I last wrote about losing inspiration and motivation. Thankfully I had the structure of showing up to work every day. Since I didn’t feel like myself or have a clear vision, the order of routine and schedule helped…

Apparently This Is Happening….

I can plan and organize ’til the cows come home.  Not that interesting of a superpower, and sometimes the cows decide to stay out.  Thousands of people, right this very moment, have their orderly lives upended by these terrifying storms. This story is relatively unimportant, a little overdue, and hopefully relevant. My upending took me…

Oh, So What.

It isn’t even a question any more.  At first, a little rude.  Abrupt.  Still, I’ve found myself saying this lately.  At first, I didn’t intend to because it is a little peremptory.  Sort of a don’t argue and get over it. THEN something interesting happens.  People quickly go through a series of facial and emotional…

The Wobble

I’ve been having a Leave the Quest Test lately.  That part in the story where someone wants to go home, like the Hobbits dreaming of second breakfast. Or when Han Solo gets fed up with young wanna-bes and takes back his ship and agency.  You know, wanting it to be different. Christian theology calls it…