Howdy!

Welcome to my little sandbox. I play here.

You might see an occassional conflict here – between my child spirit and my adult mind. This is often apparent when I share the steps of my spiritual journey. After almost 3 years of reading, studying, sharing, meditating, observing, and contemplating, I now consider myself a religion-less Christian. This allows a lot of room for acceptance of many others’ personal journeys. I have been influenced by the Franciscan priest, Richard Rohr, the psychologist Carl Jung, and the stars in the sky and the waves in the ocean and the love of family, friends, and strangers. I now view life as a mystery that will partially reveal itself in the most unexpected moments…like looking at a sunrise through your office window or petting a dog.

My life took a dramatic turn due to the destruction of the Camp Fire that destroyed our home in Paradise, California. I now find myself living in a house with 5 acres, among sheep and their lambs, in a small town called Orland, California. I had my future all planned before the fire. I no longer plan. I prepare. There is a difference and I think it is worth taking the time to think about it.

Yes, I want things to go back to the old ways, but at the same time, through these forced changes, I have experienced great love from many people and it had a profound affect upon me. Much of this is shared in the Thoughts section. If you go all the way back to my early posts in Thoughts, you will probably notice a changed man. I was, and I am, very honest in what I post, even if it makes me look small and a bit petty at times … because at times I am. This blog is not about “branding” myself other than just another picture on the wall.

Thanks for checking in,

Gary

p.s. I have no idea why the lambs started running like this. They did it for about 10 minutes and I captured a minute of it through the kitchen window.

Crazy Lambs