When the Student is Ready, (T)Ruth appears.

Sep 17, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When the Student is Ready, (T)Ruth appears.

It is an uncharacteristically warm day on the Oregon coast. The wind is light and about 68 degrees. We are walking a beach called Devil’s Kitchen. I am not sure how it got that name in the past but it is a little bit of heaven today. Maybe the hot exposed sand fried the toesRead more …

Back to School

Sep 9, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Back to School

I feel a touch of anxiety around Labor Day because the first day of school begins shortly thereafter.  As the weather begins to cool, a cold shiver creeps up my spine and I feel the collective anticipation of every kid. I think this is a very old pattern for me. When I was young, theRead more …

Road to Nowhere

Aug 31, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Road to Nowhere

I am not used to hiking in dense forest. My usual haunts are desert trails and high mountain paths near timberline. So the dark lushness, humidity, and mossy smells in the area near Salt Creek Falls are a welcome contrast. I begin to feel rehydrated after a few months of dry weather and smoky skiesRead more …

Fading Away

Aug 20, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fading Away

Today, I see mom waving to me from her Subaru as she stops for a crosswalk to allow me safe passage. She is about seventy years old and carries herself as a much younger person. I fondly remember mom at this age while I smile to the unknown woman in the car as it passes.Read more …

Interface

Aug 20, 2018 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Interface

Interface: the place at which independent and often unrelated systems meet and act on or communicate with each other. It used to be our senses and mental processes were the only interface between ourselves and our environment. With the advent of so-called “smart” phones and accompanying social media, individuals seem to now access their environmentRead more …