A First Time for Everything

Who was it who said, "Do something every day that terrifies you"? Albert Einstein? Ben Franklin? Lewis Carroll? I'm not that often outside of my comfort zone. But, two weekends ago, I filled my quota. I wasn't terrified, though, just a bit nervous. I went backpacking for two nights in Mt Rainier wilderness with one … Continue reading A First Time for Everything

The value of long silences

Silences are for turning inwards, for being present. I needed a long silence. I needed that time to think, time to live, time to heal, and time to laugh, discover, and love. I haven’t really blogged or maintained a website in more than a year and a half now. For a while I was barely able to post the shortest updates on social media.