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Valentine for Mom

Valentine for Mom

by Eric Alan
February 5, 2017

With February comes Valentine’s Day, giving a scripted moment to think of the ones we love or miss. A meadow of complex emotions blooms, around that scheduled day of love. Beyond the calendar’s confines, in truth, every day of every season is th... Read more

Release, Receive, Renew

Release, Receive, Renew

by Eric Alan
January 8, 2017

The year begins with flurries of snow and feelings. Both swirl around me with brilliance, wonder and chill. I celebrate their hard beauty even as their colder edge reaches my bones. The impending year is yet opaque, impervious to the influence of prediction... Read more

On My Knees in Fascination

On My Knees in Fascination

by Lauri Gwilt
December 31, 2016

The wakeup call. Until it makes its dramatic entrance, our days, months, and even years rhythmically chug along on auto-pilot, each one closely resembling the one before. And then we get the news. Time has run out for someone in ou... Read more

'Tis the season for friendship

'Tis the season for friendship

by Tania Carriere
December 25, 2016

Do you remember the butterflies of anticipation on Christmas Eve? Santa was coming and it meant that sleep would be hard to come by. I remember lying awake, tossing and turning, a big smile on my face, anticipating the arrival of a visit from a benevolent f... Read more

Enough

Enough

by Eric Alan
December 11, 2016

I’ve seen a lifetime of cartoon variations on the theme of seeking wisdom from a mountaintop guru. I’ve spent the same lifetime seeking wisdom from the mountains themselves, and never once have I found a guru there. This summer in Montana, thoug... Read more