Living alone on Beech Mountain is certainly a process of living in the now. One of the important practices in meditation is learning to just be present to the moment. Thoughts on being are prevalent in all religious traditions. NPR even has a great radio show called On Being with Krista Tippett. She interviews great […]

Random Thoughts 2/2/2018 Just because a person misspeaks once, doesn’t mean the person is all-bad or all-wrong. As humans, we are prone to error. What makes us think another is in the wrong because of a mistake? What makes us think we are totally in the right because the mistake is obvious to us?   […]

“To practice the dharma is not about overcoming fear altogether or pretending that we are fearless; instead, it is to change the way we react to moments when we’re afraid.” ~By Dharmavidya David Brazier As we prepare for Halloween, it seems there are a lot of scary faces and pumpkins around.  I mostly chose fun characters […]

Lightning Strike   Strike Me ​Lightning, Strike me, burn me to the ground. I hear you rumble and grumble behind the cloud – over the mountain. Show your face. I am not afraid of you or death. Death would free me from heartache. A lightning strike show the tragedy playing out in my soul. What […]

Missing links is not a blog post about evolution. Um…nor is it a political post (though many of us might wonder at the missing links in the politician’s evolutionary chain). As I update my website I know that there may be some missing links here. As I was making changes, it reminds me of how easy it is […]