Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Elk and the Hummingbird

Red Wulf laid out the cards I had selected on the table in front of us. He sat in the lotus position in the chair to my left, his brown plaid cotton lounge pants clashing with his tie-dyed T-shirt. The … Continue reading

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45 Days of Self

  It was Wyoming. The young couple rode up to the scenic overlook on bicycles. I rolled down the window of my Mini and shouted through the wind: “May I ask where you’re from?”“We’re coming from Virginia, headed to Oregon.”“Wow” … Continue reading

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Solitude, Part 1

There have been days when I’ve wanted to hit the highway and head straight back home. “I’m done with exploring, the curiosity is waning. I’m through with the Parks. I’m getting pretty tired of being by myself, I just want … Continue reading

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Day 31

The dry heat of the past two weeks and the past 1500 miles have seemed to help evaporate my disquietude. My mantra intoning the fact that things will work out comes to me much more readily than it did when … Continue reading

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Ants

  Atop El Morro, a sandstone formation with a steep bluff on one end, jutting out of the high New Mexico mountains, I watched a double line of ants traversing the trail etched in solid rock in front of me. … Continue reading

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Serenity Now, and Again

  The water emerging from the ground in Hot Springs, Arkansas is 143 degrees Fahrenheit and is cooled down to a comfortable and soothing 100 degrees for the 20 minute whirlpool soak. I was there early in the morning to … Continue reading

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