April 13, 2019
“This has restored my faith in humanity.” Every time I hear this expression it makes my eyebrows crinkle.
I realize it’s an expression used to emphasize how good something is, usually referring to good deeds and acts of kindness or bravery. There’s no… READ MORE
April 06, 2019
When challenges appear far larger than I am, I celebrate how malleable my sense of scale is. I celebrate how the restoration of my faith and perspective can come through the tiniest vision; how the smallest remembrance can create the largest shift.
That’s recently been essential. In this remote Oregon forest, we’re only now fully feeling the impact of the most destructive snowstorm here in the past fifty… READ MORE
March 23, 2019
This winter has tested my stamina and optimism. Snow came early with its dark skies and alternating ice and wind storms and has not abated since. It has been cold long past the time I am able to hibernate; even the squirrels are confused by the lack of spring as they run the slippery snow slopes, their bodies demanding for what the weather will not give – reprieve.
I am longing for the daffodils, those happy… READ MORE