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Evolving Inner Landscape

Tucson, AZ The landscape of the west side del Rio Santa Cruz is changing. The three blocks west of the river, between the streets of Congress and Cushing, bloom with growth. The base of the develop stems from the Mercado [...]

Allowance and Compromise

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” Elie Wiesel, Writer [...]

Freedom and Confinement

I am walking again. I am remembering the benefits of walking and my mornings have changed. I think of the pleasure of my feet greeting the street. My body recalls how to walk tall and breathe. My 5000-step, 40-minute stroll [...]

Thinking about Thinking

I was thinking about thinking too much. I stood waist high in a pool of forewarnings about the problems of incessant thinking. I began dissecting the waves of doubt into streams of themes. Thoughts become things. Overthinking ruins the situation. [...]

The Summer Solstice

The summer solstice is one of the most magical days of the year. The sun rises its earliest and sets at its latest, making the first day of summer the longest day of the year. The sun has circled the [...]

Gifting a Quilt

To receive a quilt is to receive a gift of love. Each stitch is a prayer, every row is a blessing, and consider the pattern from every angle for its hidden charm. A quilt is a gift of time and [...]

Tell the Story

We are storytellers. We tell stories about our past, we tell stories about our present, and we tell stories about our future. A story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. From each iteration, the core of the story [...]

Always Running Late

Being late may not win the race but could win the contest as a strategy. Running late is a tiny excuse that begins as a choice then stems into an inconvenient little trait. Habits are like that. The tendency to [...]

A Reason for Being

The other day an illustration of the Japanese version of a Venn Diagram passed through my desktop feed. Tools for organizing and categorizing logical thought are fascinating . . . especially when time is allowed to not only do it [...]

Big T Truth

The world seems a little bit on edge right now. Any sense of sanity is twisted and tightly wound up in a ball of “nots” bound together by a sticky wicket of what next. This dish is a discourse of [...]


  Springtime. A time of rebirth, renewal, return after of week of trials and tribulations. So easy to forget the trials and celebrate the new. Not this time. I am in the throes of torment present with passing through the [...]

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