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Worst Father Ever

This past Saturday, on 20 June here in the United States, we took time to recognize the wonderful fathers and father figures who are important in our lives by celebrating Father's Day. I too participated in this special day of commemoration and actually had my cards and gifts ready to go early (I still can't... Continue Reading →

Something Like Solitude

"Ah! I need solitude. I have come forth to this hill at sunset to see the forms of the mountains in the horizon..." -Henry David Thoreau I found myself sitting in my garage today, thinking. Even though thinking might be a bit too generous, It was more like sitting and staring at boxes of folded... Continue Reading →

Love Everywhere

I discovered this artwork on my hike this morning. I found it in the desert, in a place that seemed desolate but in reality was teeming with life, ready to share its treasures with a traveler willing to venture there. It reminded me that there is love everywhere you look, and people willing to share... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of a Starry Night

I had a totally different post planned for today. I knew what I wanted to say, and the pictures I wanted to use. I had it all ready to go in my head. Except that when I sat down to work on it, I got...sidetracked. Trying so hard to check more and more things off... Continue Reading →

The Little House of Sugar

In El Paso, Texas, there is a little house right off the highway known as the Casa de Azúcar (the Sugar House). It’s known as the sugar house because, well, it kind of looks like it’s carved out of sugar. I see this house often, it’s really impossible to miss. It’s got cement towers and... Continue Reading →

The Vainest of them All

Is it the smile—smug and a little condescending? The tilt of her head, lifted slightly as she looks down both literally and figuratively on those around her? Maybe it’s the jewels, or the opulent fabric of her gown. Or maybe, even more likely, it is the mirror in her hand, a mirror that is likely... Continue Reading →

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The first time I went to Ireland it was with someone amazingly, incredibly special to me. When I think about Ireland it will always remind me of that glorious new beginning. Today on St. Patrick's Day I wish you all a happy, festive and wonderful day. Thank you for coming along with me on this... Continue Reading →

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