Daily Wanderings

The Simple Things

Right now…as in the very minute these words are being typed out…I am seated on a day bed, with Abigail to my right, TJ to my left and Pixie in my lap. I am sipping a delish cup of coffee and wondering what to post. And then I realize…this is the post! I don’t need […]

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Grieving in America

I call this little essay “Grieving in America.” In 1969, Elisabeth Kubler Ross wrote a book called “On Death and Dying.” She outlines the five stages a person goes through when diagnosed with a fatal illness. And while Kubler Ross’s work was about those who are experiencing grief due to a recent diagnosis, some of […]

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These Boots

“Boots” These boots are more than boots. They are freedom. I can walk through water, dirt and mud and still stay nice and dry. I can walk in tall grass and dry sand and know that the critters of Texas won’t bite or sting me. These boots have just the right amount of “fur” on […]

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Trust the Process

Well…I will have results back in a couple of days. (See previous post. ❤️💜💛🧡💚) Until then, I’m moving ahead and having some fun touching base with the first “Camp Marfa” participants. The program is turning into something magical…a space and time for people to simply breathe, be, unravel, experience nature, feel joy, go inward, go […]

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Super Powers

I’ve been spending some time with this girl lately. I found this photo of her…a photo taken around 1969, at her best friend’s house. She was 9 years old then. There was a lot going on. Her mom was in her last days of alcoholism and her big sister…the one who took care of her […]

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Camp Marfa

“The best antidote I have found is to yearn for something. As long as you yearn, you can’t congeal. There is a forward motion to yearning.” ~Gail Godwin Every so often I feel unsettled. Not the obvious unsettled, but the deeper kind. A yearning, a restlessness, a something’s-going-on-here-and-I’m-not-quite-sure-what-it-is. This past year has been a year […]

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Roots and Wings

How you know your children are grown ups: (These are meant to be humorous, but the more I get into it, the more I realize I’m not really joking. ❤️🧡💛💚💜) 1. When they don’t call for a few days, (instead of feeling dread) you feel pride in knowing they are navigating life well…all on their […]

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