50 Shades of Green

Sunday was the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, and the official change from spring into summer. Although humans have been locked down in various stages over the past year, Mother Nature was never under quarantine. Spring in the Pacific Northwest is a riot of color as almost every bush, and, many trees,…

Say What?

One of the most divisive and political issues that has come out of the pandemic has been the wearing of masks. For some reason, the mask mandate was seen by many as an infringement of their freedom which always confused me. In my mind, the freedom to stay healthy by not catching a virulent virus…

Transition

A few weeks ago, the spring equinox moved us from the last days of winter into the first days of spring. “Equinox” in old Latin means equal, the time when the day and night hours are equal so that we are in a delicate balance for about 24 hours. If equinox were a state of…

Frozen 2.0

Last week I was on a video chat with my brother when I froze on the screen and stayed frozen for the rest of the conversation. It got me thinking that of everything we have experienced in the past year, this was one of the most indicative of our current lives and workplace. In the…

Epiphany

Crossing a great divide of any sort is a monumental task and can often be a cataclysmic one as well. Earth-shattering. Soul shaking. Mind-blowing. Such a divide was recently crossed last week and thankfully we are still standing. The great experiment of Democracy was tested these past few months in a way it has not…

Moon Shadow

It will come as no surprise to the faithful readers of this blog that Halloween is one of my favorite celebrations of the year. October 31st also celebrates the ancient Celtic spiritual tradition called Samhain, a pagan religious festival welcoming the harvest and prompting preparation for the dark half of the year following the celebration….