April 1 , 2023 /

LIVING AND DYING

The NY Times published an essay by Dr, Sunita Puri, entitled, “As a Doctor, I Know Being Ready to Die Is an Illusion”  (April 1, 2023)  Here is a link to the article:     Here is my response to the NY Times with a brief observation after the letter.   “Dying and death are

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March 28 , 2023 /

ANOTHER WALK IN THE WOODS

It is a sunny afternoon and I walk into the woods, toward one of my favorite spots, and look for my sitting log on the west bank of the Santa Cruz River.  As I go deeper into the woods, I think about “forest bathing” and how I might practice that today, immersing myself in the

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March 25 , 2023 /

CHANGING A NAME

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 /

STOPPING BY THE WOODS ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON

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 /

A CLUTTERED MIND

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 /

CREATING

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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