I haven't written a song since the fire in Paradise, so I forced myself to try to do so last week. This is the beginning of the song - music to follow soon. I thought it mught be kind of cool to hyperlink some of the lyrics to what inspired them.  The last link probably [...]

Since moving into our new place, we have planted 19 rose bushes, 30 lavender plants, 2 fruit trees, 5 blueberries, and some raspberries and blackberries and grapes, started painting the outside of the house, brought in a lot of rock, got 8 chicks, loaned some acres to a bunch of sheep and one curious goat. [...]

Yesterday I walked out of Costco, a warehouse of consumerism and often frenzied people pushing their grocery carts into each other, and suddenly came awake to the incredible beauty of a late winter/early spring sky. Clouds...are there any better teachers of what is important in our lives? I just stopped at the exit door and [...]

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/02/12/in-sierra-nevada-atmospheric-river-storm-creates-chaotic-forecast/ https://www.chicoer.com/2019/02/13/heavy-rain-continues-thursday-road-flooding-likely/?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_content=tw-ChicoER&utm_medium=social Wrote a song once about this... Today is Valentine's Day. In the center where I work, the students decided to decorate in the theme of Loving and Caring for Yourself. Great idea, I think. They did try to sneaky-like produce a little pubic hair replica between the legs of one of the Cupid [...]

My father told me once, when I was about 13 or 14 years old, that people will misinterpret one's politeness with being weak. He didn't tell me not to be polite, but it was just one of those statements he would occasionally make that seemed to have come out of nowhere and had no particular [...]

I continue to try to meditate. The app I use just had a 21 day meditation "challenge." Something seemed really wrong  in referring to it as a challenge. Isn't that what I am trying to get away from, all the made up challenges? I am constantly challenging myself - read a book a week, do [...]