Chasing the Airstream

Let go, live your life, the grave has no sunny corners. Charles Wright When I was ten years old my grandfather retired from his decades long job as a pressman for Tacoma’s morning newspaper. I did not know him well. He had worked nights those many years, so when we visited he was often asleepContinue reading “Chasing the Airstream”

Comfort in a Cup

Drink your tea slowly and reverently as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves–slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment. Thich Nhat Hahn Mornings on the trail I drink tea from a green plastic cup. It has warped gently, no longer possessing a perfectly circular rim fromContinue reading “Comfort in a Cup”

Oh My Aching Back!

Life gets mighty precious when there’s less of it to waste. Bonnie Raitt As I have shared in previous posts my mother often boasted that I started walking when I was just eight months old, and I have been walking ever since, which means well over seventy years now of carrying myself upright on twoContinue reading “Oh My Aching Back!”

The Season of Mud

And I was some of the mud that got to sit up and look around. Lucky me, lucky mud. Kurt Vonnegut Winters settle in for a long time in northeastern Washington, and when the snow finally melts it is replaced by mud, thick and dark, the kind that sucks your boots off when you stepContinue reading “The Season of Mud”

The Funnest Day

Be grateful for whatever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond. Rumi My regular readers will know that I was a single mom for most of my twin daughters’ lives and that they grew up with only myself to shepherd them through childhood challenges. When my marriage to their father endedContinue reading “The Funnest Day”


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