Winter: Time to Slow Down

Winter: Time to Slow Down

It is 2020, a year already challenging our vision of ourselves, the nation and the world. It is highly likely the events of history will overtake and crowd our vision compromising our sense of nationhood, self and others. As a seasonal response then, Winter may be...
Why I Write

Why I Write

Now that the book — Acts of Forgiveness — is out in the marketplace (Amazon, McFarland/Toplight, BuyLocal, Barnes and Noble) I am beginning to reckon with the hard question raised by friends and family: “Why did you write this book?”    As stated in the...
Aloof, yet full of wonder…

Aloof, yet full of wonder…

Arising this morning with temps hovering in the upper 30s, a familiar chill, too soon driven away by the warm, but fading, autumn sun. The high desert first revealed the change with the blossoming of bright yellow Broom Snakeweed proliferating the landscape. But now...
In Search for Home

In Search for Home

A great deal has been written and spoken about the mess on the Border and our dealings with immigrants, otherwise known as strangers.  It is a curiosity of the American people, all of whom were once strangers, immigrants and castaways, that there is rather rapid...
Out of My Head on the River of the Heart

Out of My Head on the River of the Heart

“It is important that we go out of our heads at least once a day.” Perhaps summer is the time when we go out of our heads for a little longer? I “went out my head” after an incredible day on the Rio Grande, negotiating and nearly losing it into the feverish...