As I begin writing this post, I am safely tucked away at Saint Lucia coffee shop in the old historic part of downtown Centralia. There are a few locals engaging in banter that is white noise to me and what I love most about small coffee shops. I feel the community, but I am quite invisible… Continue reading Leaning Into the Light
Last week I had the very distinct pleasure of hiking into the blast zone of Mount St Helens. The Pumice Plains area has been on my list for several years. I’ve done a lot of reading about the eruption and what has often been its beautiful aftermath. It is a story brimming with life and… Continue reading Mr. Truman, I Get It. Respect.
(And the explanation. I was just saying how much I love the word ‘arc’ … and here it was today !)
Wonderful day at another Blue Sky Church. Packwood Lake trail is snow-free and open for the season. Road to the trailhead is paved (albeit long) and there is a clean restroom in the parking lot. This is a gentle hike through the forest to stunning Packwood Lake. The island in the middle has several names:… Continue reading Blue Sky Church 2019
Pulling out of our cul-de-sac this morning I caught a glimpse of Her Majesty out of the corner of my eye. The sky above was filled with ‘ribbon and bow’ clouds as if it were some kind of gift. That’s how I see it anyway. A gift. I have somewhere around 140 work days until… Continue reading Renewal
“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” Diane Ackerman Spring officially began at 2:58 pm. The event, which always falls on either March 20 or 21, marks one of… Continue reading The Width