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Jun
30

Colors

I am hiking in the Badlands Wilderness east of Bend and witness a super bloom of Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum). This aster family daisy is widely distributed throughout the Pacific Northwest, so it is anything but rare. It is not unusual to observe…

Jun
23

A Musing

I seem to have lost my muse. Has anyone seen her? She used to live alongside all my thoughts, but I think she got bored and went away. I don’t blame her. I am boring myself these days. I think the loss of…

Jun
16

Circle of Time

Anachronism: Origin, mid 17th century. From the Greek: anakhronismos, from ana-, ‘backwards’ + khronos, ‘time’. I carry a pocket watch. I do not use a cell phone except in emergencies or when traveling and use a land line to make phone calls. My…

Jun
8

We Are Already One

I am fortunate to have met many extraordinary beings. Two of them are Jim Denman and Thomas Merton. Jim was a sangha member who had quite a history helping others through the criminal justice and mental health care systems. Thomas was a Trappist…

Jun
3

Maintenance

The morning sun is beating down on the concrete slabs that make up our back deck. The sweat dripping from my forehead compels me to set up a beach umbrella so I don’t completely melt. I am in the process of re-sealing the…