Colleen Drake, AKA Teacup

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Spirit Lake 1959

Remember the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you. Rumi No one would have accused my parents of being neglectful, nor of failing to enforce the rules that kept a child safe from the evils that lurk in dark corners. My world was a circumscribed section of the neighborhood that included the vacant lotContinue reading “Spirit Lake 1959”

Remembering Ronnie

Of all the paths you take in life, make sure some of them are dirt. John Muir I am late with my post today because I wanted to hike instead of writing about hiking. It was what I needed to do today. I will tell you why. Yesterday I learned that a dear friend ofContinue reading “Remembering Ronnie”

The Marmot and I

The end is nothing. The road is all. Willa Cather It was the first day of a long backpacking trip in the Pasayten Wilderness, and I arrived at Horseshoe Meadow after a long climb, tired and with aching back and shoulders, at a large boulder strewn meadow, where I dropped my heavy pack and satContinue reading “The Marmot and I”

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