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April 2 , 2021 /

RE

We have recently been inundated with words like reinvent, reimagine, reform, redesign all with good intentions. The prefix re-, which means “back” or “again,” appears in hundreds of English vocabulary words, for example: reject, regenerate, and revert. The prefix re, when it is a prefix- means “back” via the word return, or turn “back;” to

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March 12 , 2021 /

THE VALUE AND BLESSINGS OF SILENCE

I am indebted to my friend, Rashmir Balasubramaniam from the UK, for inspiring this blog.  Her question on Twitter recently was: “I’m continuing to reflect on silence this week, and wondering what is your relationship to silence? And is there a way to bring and maintain more silence and spaciousness into social media?”  Here was

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March 1 , 2021 /

TIME AND AGAIN

March 8 , 2016 / MORE TIME, MORE CHOICES I have often mused on the meaning of time, how we regard it, use it as if it were a commodity, even talk about how we spend it. One reason the concept of time interests me is that I regard the sun, moon and stars as better

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February 24 , 2021 /

LOSING BALANCE

We have a 5.5 month-old, active Labradoodle puppy. He weighs 50 lbs. I was walking him to a little park down the street and upon his seeing a dog about 50 yards away, he lunged toward the dog, pulled me off the edge of the concrete sidewalk and I lost my balance. I fell hard,

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February 24 , 2021 /

NOMADLAND AND BEYOND

We have been part of the RV world for almost 25 years.  It’s an interesting sub-culture that has a lifestyle that includes people who live full-time on the road and others, like us, who are occasional part-time travelers. We are drawn to the freedom and independence that RV’s offer.  We go where we want, when

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February 17 , 2021 /

ILLUSTRATED INTENTION

Some people who know me might be surprised to learn that when I was invited to speak to a team of educators in an outstanding school, it was somewhat daunting for me. I speak to many school groups including faculties, boards of trustees, leadership teams, parents and students. The topics range over a wide variety

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February 12 , 2021 /

UPDATED OR OUTDATED

Two notices arrived the same day.  One was from WordPress the other from Apple. The WP email said this:  “We just updated your site with the latest version of WordPress, 5.6.1. WordPress software is regularly updated to keep sites secure and introduce new features.  You can learn more about this new version on WordPress.org Managed

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February 6 , 2021 /

RULES AND REGULATIONS

As the U.S. government shifts gears and transitions to a new administration, it seems that one of the first orders of business was to create and sign “Executive Orders” that according to President Biden were “not to enact new policies but to correct bad ones.”  In his first two weeks in office, President Biden signed

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February 3 , 2021 /

ALAMOS REDEMPTION

Post from Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. 2/3/2120 “Hope, friendship, freedom and perseverance…” Kshitij Rawat. (referring to Shawshank Redemption) After a year of limited travel because. like almost everyone, we have beenmostly isolated and quarantined. So, we planned an escape. Promising to remain masked and distanced we were ready.  We locked the door behind us, boarded the

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