I’m about to propose this at a meeting with my staff

Wish me luck! I’ve only been here less than a year and am looking to make improvements to our policies so our staff are rewarded for the awesome work they do. I wonder if they’ll hate me for proposing this – even though I think it will benefit them.

Operation Appreciation

Ya know how people share only the fakey, bright, shiny, happy stuff? Here’s an update from my 1950’s kitchen. That’s supposed to be remodeled, but isn’t. That I’m learning to love and appreciate just as it is. in all its weirdness. If I can appreciate my house, then maybe I can appreciate myself too? baby… Continue reading Operation Appreciation

Hiking in the huachucas

Huachuca. Sounds kind of like: Waa-Choo-ka. You’re welcome. I have been hiking & backpacking lately in southern Arizona on the Arizona National Scenic Trail. I do it as a form of therapy and enforced quietude. It’s often so silent, so beautiful, and so rugged, that I get swept up in emotion unexpectedly. Here are some… Continue reading Hiking in the huachucas

Chaos: Ain’t it Lovely?

I recently preached this at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Eugene. Have you ever had a day that was so bad… so frustrating that it made you question everything? You got a phone call or had an epiphany about something that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and suddenly you were ready… Continue reading Chaos: Ain’t it Lovely?


Creatress, lover, traveller and sage You gift the world and usher an age of healing wonder   Deep blessings and bows for your care your concern do you care for yourself? You have nothing left to earn and still you give from the depths of Her pouring out blessings with unspoken words Where are you?… Continue reading Creatress