Category Archives: This is living!

A Thanksgiving to Remember

The miles of New Mexico highway stretched out in front of me as if inviting me to drive to eternity…a journey that we are all on and one that may run for miles between big and memorable events. Each day … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood

Robert Frost (1874–1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. 1. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I … Continue reading

Posted in Independent Thinking, This is living! | Tagged | Leave a comment

Computer Free Morning Pledge

For a variety of reasons I like to get up, work out, check my bank account, facebook, etc. every morning. The computer generally swallows about thirty minutes of my time at home in the morning. I’m currently facing sure insanity … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Rite of August

As the moon peaks through a veil of clouds I sit in pain while I self medicate with a Boulevard Wheat after a long day. This annual rite of August is well known to teachers, their family and friends. The … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Listen to your mother.

Mom’s have a way of knowing what their kids need to hear, even when they don’t really want to hear it. I remember when I was dating a girl in college and we were in the car together with my … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Leave a comment

Clean Slate

Home improvement is a constant in my life. From painting to pulling carpet to building a tree-house for my kids there isn’t quite anything like cleaning up something that is old and making it gleam like new again. Today our … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | 2 Comments

Hello, this is nature calling…

As the clouds billow up over the Capitans and the rains prepare to fall in the Pecos Valley I think of the eons of time before computers, cars and cell phones. When we were free to be human…one with our … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

And there will come soft rains…

As I pause this evening to enjoy a light show from the heavens while I reflect on my week I see how the thunderstorm and life are similar. Soft rain falls everywhere, watering plants, animals and rivers alike. The hope … Continue reading

Posted in This is living! | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment