Finding a Groove in Uncertain Times

The photo above was taken in either 2001 or 2002 during my first trips to Romania. The sweetheart that is on shoulders is Gabi, a little girl that lived in the children’s home where I would serve for 2 ½ years. I’ve been thinking about Romania in the last week, all that I learned there … Continue reading Finding a Groove in Uncertain Times

Little Things

When the sense of wonder found in my yard matches that found in the backcountry, I feel my heart and soul are better appreciating all things natural.


East, sun rises anew, Spring Equinox dawns. West, waxing moon sets, Capping winter's rest. Full moon awaits, To rise in the eve. Spring emerges complete, Winter left to grieve.

Staunton Jaunt

Just before Jamie shuts the car off in the parking lot I see the air temperature. 10 degrees Fahrenheit. The expected high is to be in the 40's, but that will be after we finish. I've dressed for about a mid 20's start so it seems as though I'd better generate some heat. We embark … Continue reading Staunton Jaunt

40 Days

My wife Pam has an iPhone, I have an android. Apple has a built in app that tells you how much time you spend on your phone. I was really glad that my Samsung had no such device, but curiosity got the best of me and I went searching for one. Of course, it revealed … Continue reading 40 Days

Meeting my Mistress

Beyond my front door, afar from the confines of my comfy chair, lies my mistress. I sneak off to be with her whenever I can as she causes my heart to skip whenever we are separated.

Next Steps

Let not waste a day nor an hour, let not waste a sunrise or sunset, let not waste an opportunity to tell one that they are loved.

A Yoga Story

I’m up early every weekday. On Fridays, I hit a regular yoga class with other early yoga birds that begins at 5:45. Today, as I move about on my mat and check in with hips, knees and ankles, it feels especially warm and humid in the room. I gave up trying to figure out the … Continue reading A Yoga Story

Dark Timber

Photo courtesy of The average person or hiker would never have a reason to head into dark timber. It reminds me of forbidden areas of forests, scenes from fairy tales, big bad wolves, the boundary where the hero or heroine is told "never to go", which means, later on a climactic event will play … Continue reading Dark Timber