The Land Where All Is Well

At one point in my life I believed evolution was a social as well as a physical phenomenon, that humankind was engaged in a never-ending march forward, and that someday the land of “Okie Dokie” would be the home of us all.  Okie Dokie land?  It’s an old-fashioned phrase known by many other names: Nirvana, paradise, the promised land, the land of your dreams.  I’m going … Continue reading The Land Where All Is Well »

The Sacred Space Between Your Ears

“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Social media, for many, might be one such thing. I heard it described this way: Twitter ~ I’m eating a donut  Facebook ~ I like donuts  Foursquare ~ This is where I eat donuts  Instagram ~ Here’s a picture of my donut  YouTube ~ Here I am, eating a donut LinkedIn ~ My … Continue reading The Sacred Space Between Your Ears »

A Road Less Traveled

”I suggest to you that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. I suggest to you, furthermore, that when you feel that you could almost have written the book yourself — that’s the moment when it’s influencing you.” ~ E.M. Forster,  I stumbled … Continue reading A Road Less Traveled »

Sunny Day Spirits

“The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~ Galileo Galilei For those who’ve never seen Seattle on a clear, sunny day, it’s really quite something. Mountains frame the city, Olympics to the west and Cascades to the east. Mt. Rainer looms … Continue reading Sunny Day Spirits »