March 25 , 2023 /


I am not changing my name but I am planning to change the name of my blog.  For 12 years it has had the inauspicious and generic title, BLOG. Each Blog has its own title specific to the topic.  It went from being hosted on Blogspot to become a page on my web site managed

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March 20 , 2023 /


I am indebted to Tina Welling and “Writing Wild: Forming a Creative Partnership With Nature” for inspiring this piece, celebrating the official arrival of Spring, 2023.   One of my favorite walks is along the Anza Trail, not far from our house in southern Arizona.This historical trail has its origins in Alamos, Mexico on October

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March 18 , 2023 /


Last night was one of those nights.  Many of us have had them for different reasons and I keep trying to understand why and what are some of the similarities and differences.  I wake up either at midnight or 2 AM, having gone to bed around 9 PM, and something occurs to me that engages

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March 7 , 2023 /


In 1998, at the Santa Fe Indian Art Market, I met Ernest Honanie, a Hopi wood carver/artist from Second Mesa, AZ.   Ernest is from Kykotsmovi, one of several villages there.  I purchased a Katchin Mana (Yellow Corn Maiden) and since 1998 and several moves she has suffered a bit of damage and needs a little

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March 4 , 2023 /


We would do well to be clear about five or six things which means seeing them as they are and as they are documented by reliable, honest, and smart people.  It may not be what you would like to believe.  It may not be what you think you hear or what you see written by

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February 28 , 2023 /


“We live in the interstices.  One thing ends, another begins.  A season ends and a season begins.  A day ends and a new day begins.  A job ends and a better job begins. A relationship ends, another begins.  A life ends, other lives begin.   We mark time by endings and beginnings – birthdays, anniversaries,

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