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The Balance Between Now and Next

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in ADVENTURE, awareness, birds | 2 comments

We are at Chatfield State Park in Littleton, Colorado, at a very large, very popular lakeside campground. The campground is full, but the spaces are far enough apart that it doesn’t feel crowded. Our campsite in in the second ring from an uninterrupted view of the lake, but we have a fifty-foot wide open space between campers straight to the water.  ...

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The Best Thing About Getting Lost

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in awareness, birds, delight, gratitude, maps, nature, paying attention, present moment, seeing | 2 comments

When people ask us what we like most about RVing, we both answer, “being in nature.” And the freedom to explore places outside of the big and busy cities. Even when we have flown somewhere and stayed in a hotel, we’ve always sought out the quiet, open places, usually where Marika can watch birds. Today’s article, first published in...

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The Healing Balm of Tall Trees

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in ADVENTURE, awareness, birds, listening, mindsets | 2 comments

  Marika and I spent last weekend camping. Instead of a staying in a campground, we opted to check out the dispersed camping area in the tall Ponderosa Pines of the Prescott National Forest. We drove about three miles down a winding but evenly graded dirt road to a clearing in the trees. After several attempts, I was able to level the RV in the uneven...

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Finding Home

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in abundance, awareness, birds, listening | 6 comments

It’s been TWO YEARS since I left my life in Arizona and moved to the beach. For those of you who don’t know the story, it’s a page turner. And it’s full of lessons for me about faith and letting go and giving up control. Now, two years later, I am learning the same things, on a deeper level. And re-reading about how I did it...

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A Southern Travelogue

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in awareness, birds, delight | 9 comments

Marika and I had a great vacation exploring Georgia and South Carolina. The pace is slow, the trees are tall and the people really are friendly, y’all. Here is my travel journal from our trip: Sunday: A dear friend gave me a ride from camp to our rental condo in downtown Atlanta, where I dropped off my luggage, then took the MARTA train to the...

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Detach and Connect: How To Come Back to Now

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in awareness, birds, exercise, listening, nature | 0 comments

Every morning after walking the dogs, I fill the birdfeeder and sit out on my back patio with my coffee and a bowl of bran cereal, no milk, sprinkled with dried cranberries and sometimes a sliced banana, and the birds and I share breakfast. This regular morning time is my opening time, my quieting time, my daily meditation. It is the space where I am not...

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