Category: Nature

Root to Rise

Here in the Unites States on this day of reflection, I am reminded of opportunity.  Whenever a nation, city, family or individual is confronted by sheer devastation, be it a massive terrorist attack, an overwhelming storm or an acute crisis, there’s shock, grief and…

The Eye of the Storm

There are people dear to me who, right now, are enduring some extreme conditions.  As the storms in South Texas bandy about water and wind and residents either flee or hunker down to ride out the storm we send thoughts of love and strength…

Losing Sight of the Trail

The other day we were hiking up in the mountains where the air is clear and the clouds are so close you want to touch them and we lost the trail. We'd stopped to take in some rest and sunshine in a clearing and…

Some Things Take Time

Jessica and I took an adventurous walk yesterday, trying to get better acquainted with our new surroundings. Having recently moved we are becoming adept explorers, letting curiosity be our guide as we try new things and experience new places. About halfway down a tree-lined…

The Lesson of Grizzly Gulch

Last week we hiked up another beautiful canyon to a place called Grizzly Gulch.  Now if your imagination works like mine this name conjures up all sorts of images.  The hike offered some spectacular views of the canyon on a winding switchback trail bordered…

Whisperings of the Soul

Recently my family moved about 1,500 miles from the place we’d lived for the past 12 years.  We’ve approached the experience with a mix of gratitude, sadness, joy and adventure.  We are so grateful for the life we lived in San Antonio and the…

Things I learned my first week in business

So it turns out when you accidentally start a business there are quite a few things you have to learn really quickly.  Here are a few tidbits I picked up this week: Important Acronyms to know:  FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) LLC (Limited Liability…

The Accidental Entrepreneur or The time I tried to buy an ink cartridge and ended up starting a business.

A week and a half ago, after setting the intention to be more budget-conscious I found myself needing a black ink cartridge.  Those things are expensive and I didn’t have enough left in my weekly home management budget to buy one.  I could’ve used…

Look for the seeds

A few weeks ago I was volunteering in Jessica’s classroom.  After reading with the kids, I mentioned to her teacher that I was going to go tidy up the plants in the patio garden.  Her wise Montessori guide kindly cautioned me to be mindful…

There is something beautiful nearby…

you just have to look to notice it.