As I discussed in a recent post, February proved to be especially challenging and emotionally draining. Last week, I had an opportunity to visit the sunny state of California for a full seven days; savoring moments basking in the sun and enjoying nature, spending quality time with friends and family, and most of all unwinding and … More California Trip = Success!
Sobbing as we pulled out of the fog covered campground, two brown eyes followed my departure, equally miserable. As the car turned the final corner down the long gravel drive, the black wagging tail dropped in sad, submissive acceptance that the relationship we had shared for the past three days was merely temporary. She would … More The Life of a Rez Dog
Day 11 – “K” Katrina Red Stains The day the city let us back in, we went to help. Driving through mud covered alleys, landfill streets. Doors covered with red paint – 0 Dead – 1 Dead – 2. Trapped inside, survivors wait for rescue. Wade into a home about to collapse. A dog floats by. Tears well – ashamed … More Red Stains
Day 8 – “H” Hiking I grew up camping, hiking, and playing in the great outdoors. During my childhood, my parents limited TV and computer time and refused to get my sister and I any type of gaming device. Looking back, this resulted in the best possible outcome: a complete respect and reverence for nature and all … More Hiking – The World is My Church