Land of Little Rain

The word aridity is one I use as a synonym for what others call writer’s block. Aridity can mean “having insufficient rainfall to support agriculture” or “lacking in interest and life.” Perhaps I use the word because I grew up on the Colorado Desert of California, a place that truly seems “godforsaken.” Given a cloudburst … Continue reading Land of Little Rain


Dreams often bring us totems and the totems bear gifts. These gifts can come in the form of initiations. They provide inspiration for our writing and our souls as we endeavor to apply the teachings to our daily lives. Totems Totem: (in some societies, especially among North American Indians) an object, species of animal or … Continue reading THE GIFT OF THE COUGAR

MOVING ON | Life’s transitions

Moving involves sorting through one's life. The stacks of cards and letters, the memories in each object. What matters in the matter I have collected? How much of the past do I wish to carry? Am I moving away or moving toward? It is time for me to use this blog more actively, especially to … Continue reading MOVING ON | Life’s transitions


ABC’s Robin Roberts asked Maya Angelou, "When did you know you were going to be a blessing?" The poet answered, "I meant to be a blessing. I intended to be a blessing. I still do. It is my heart's intent. My life depends on it--to be a blessing." Thinking about "being a blessing" as a … Continue reading REVISITING “I AM A BLESSING”


Around the age of 70, many of us become aware of entering the last stage of life. We have a choice to "grow" old consciously or to ignore its possibility by ignoring the gifts it may offer. What wonderful responses I received from  "Right Time, Right Path: Now." Such wisdom you sent my way. I … Continue reading THE RISK OF NEW FRONTIERS