There is a metaphor here somewhere, I just know it. As I watch the fires rage, I know that good things will eventually come from all of it. Regrowth. Renewal. Regeneration. A great big Reset. In the forest and in the wildness of my heart.
I loved my morning on Sunday. Despite fitful sleep and rising at 2:40 am, I still get exhilarated as I pull out of my neighborhood. The drive takes me past the packed casino ( at 3:30am !!) , the Pentecostal Church ( I always think of a book I read years ago, Salvation on Sand… Continue reading The Smell of the Wild
The days of vacation start early. I think my body has trained itself to awaken before dawn as if to ask the question : how about an early hike up the mountain ? The answer this week will mostly be no. I may get a chance with Kelly’s oldest niece, but it isn’t yet a… Continue reading Seattle Perspective
Mount Rainier is an epic place. There is so much history that is alive in that park. It lives in every step along the footpaths. I always marvel at how, decades ago, men and women broke trail through this landscape in the shadow of the mountain. Today, Natalie and I talked about the diversity of the… Continue reading In Yer Face
I suppose there are worse things than a trip to the ER, but I’m not sure what they are right now. First, I should say that everyone is fine. I suppose the obvious worse thing would be a different outcome. Kelly has had as lingering illness and this morning she seemed worse. I asked if… Continue reading ER
It occurs to me as I rise in these early morning hours that my experience is really of “school” as much as it is about “church”. There is a certain reverence to be had whether learning or observing. This morning it felt like school. I learn something new on each of these mornings. Today, I… Continue reading School, Patriotism and the Erotic Woods
I rose at 3 AM after a fitful night of sleep. Kelly has been sick and I had to cancel plans for an early sunrise hike, knowing I couldn’t commit to being there. Her fever broke overnight and so when my alarm went off, I scooted out for a drive. It seems that the only… Continue reading Buzz