“Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”

Photo by Yu Kato on Unsplash

I set my alarm for 1:00 a.m., crawled out of bed, and drove to Sweetwater Preserve still wearing my flannel jammies. I wanted to witness the partial lunar eclipse for myself. My destination was an empty parking lot out of town. …

“Ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country”

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“I don’t get it. What was in it for them?”

~Donald Trump

Photo by Ian Hutchinson on Unsplash

I joined the United States Navy not to protect my country, but to save myself.

I enlisted in 1973, the tail end of the Vietnam War. The military was not popular, and neither was I. Terrible grades and lack of financial support made college out…

“Is there anything that doesn’t happen to you?” Asked a friend of a friend.

Good question.

In the last eight months, I broke my foot, was rear ended at a stop light, and on Wednesday, I tested positive for COVID.

Given where I work, and what I do for a…

I decided to quit drinking for thirty days. Starting tomorrow.

While in Albuquerque, I shopped at a local liquor store. Jubilations! It’s a landmark. I walked in the door and was immediately overwhelmed by the vast selection of everything alcohol. A store employee asked if he could be of assistance.

“Silence was the cure, if only temporarily, silence and geography. But of what was I being cured? I do not know, have never known. I only know the cure. Silence, and no connections except to landscape.”

Dis-ease in remission.

Maui was my cure. For a time.

A failed marriage of thirty years, three grown children who used their wings to fly far away from me, and lots of loose ends dangling behind. I flew away too.

I spent my time and resources on Maui building a life, a career…

When you experience resistance, you find the lessons that you are meant to learn.

~Jon Gordon

I’m not in resistance! Damn it!

I waited for the green light. Oracle and Wetmore.

A Chevy Tahoe SUV hit me from behind.

“Shit happens,” a friend poopooed my dilemma. Really? How helpful.

Footnote: In 1996, before the internet made…

There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.

~ Black Elk

Is it a happy Fourth of July?

This morning on NPR, Lulu Garcia-Navarro asked Iraqi poet Sinan Antoon his reaction to the death of Donald…

New Kid on da Rock

I am a teacher, traveler, explorer and life coach.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store