Yes, Fortunately There Are Cougars

Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Mary Oliver I had been in our new home in the Okanogan Highlands of Washington for only about a week. My husband had remained behind to take care of moving business, so my only companion was Lulu, a standard poodle puppy we hadContinue reading “Yes, Fortunately There Are Cougars”

Yes, Fortunately There Are Bears

When fear dominates our sense of possibility collapses. Sharon Salzberg The title for today’s post is from a trail guide to the Beartooth Mountains in northern Wyoming. It is the title of a section that includes of course all the usual recommendations for avoiding dangerous bear encounters, and since, in the words of my WyomingContinue reading “Yes, Fortunately There Are Bears”