"Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wresled in vain." Carl Jung, The Transcendent Function in Collected Works Vol 8 Although, I often seem to have good insights into others and their problems. I can be completely blind to my own issues. When faced with a feeling of [...]

My mother and father divorced when I was a year old or so and I went to live with my 18 year old mother, where she grew up, in Yosemite at the 'Indian Village' with my great grandmother. It was just a cabin, with no bathroom, at the base of El Capitan. There were several [...]

Being at certain places make me very happy. One of those places is the western slopes and the summits of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, particularly in Lake Tahoe/Donner Lake region. I read a blog recently about what the author describes as our spiritual homelands. These are places that seem to touch our souls. We may [...]

It is funny where inspiration can come from. The other day I was reading an article about Yusuf releasing a new version of his very successful album from the 1970's - Tea for the Tillerman - an album I must have listened to a thousand times. His reasoning for recording a new version was inspirational [...]

First of all, isn’t it kind of dumb how we in the U.S. spell the color grey different from all other English speaking countries? Got to have a sense of humor - humour in British English... Here in Northern California, every summer and fall we get extended periods of dense, smoke filled skies from all [...]

Been living in this house for about a year and a half now. Done a lot of work outside as I have shared here before. Before moving in we had new engineered hardwood floors installed in the family room and hallway and carpet in the 3 bedrooms and did some painting too. So we decided [...]