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Zunday Zen … A Solitary Walk

Solitary walk leaves crunching underfoot … in autumn’s golden glow.    Sunshine, lustrous fall colors and silence are what I found on my afternoon hike. I encountered only a handful of humans, one lone mushroom and a view of Mount Hood. It appeared almost close enough […]

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Happy Friday!

It’s been busy around here! For the past year we’ve been going through all our possessions, sorting them into keep – discard – donate and give away piles. We packed stuff up in boxes, and then started to renovate parts of our house. We’ve spent […]

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A Stroll through Old Town Olympia

  We’ve visited Olympia several times. The people are friendly, the city easy to navigate, and if you stay in, or near Old Town, everything is within easy walking distance. Some of our favorite things to there are looking at the many incredible murals, grab […]

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Think! Before you Drink!

On this rainy stormy all hallow’s night the upcoming election gives me great fright this toxic bubbling witches brew it’s a really nasty hate-filled swampy stew Let’s flush the hate and vitriol down before our cherished democracy completely drowns Simply worded, I’ll say it out […]

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Zunday Zen … Bluebirds at Sunset

“Want to look for bluebirds at sunset?” How could I resist? Meandering along a trail, through endless meadows … Golden Hour’s magic in plain sight. Just behind the bend, a Townsend’s Solitaire appears. Quietly, we approach. Off he goes … and so do we … […]

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Zunday Zen … A Tale of Two Cities

Just pause and ponder the world’s in disarray. Peace begins at home. The Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural Project in downtown Olympia, Washington State.   This project  was created in memory of Rachel Corrie, a young woman from Olympia. She was crushed to death in 2003 by […]

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Happy Friday from the McLoughlin Promenade!

Wednesday morning before my writing class, I took a walk along the McLoughlin Promenade in Oregon City. The sun was out,  song sparrows were singing high up in the trees, and then, there were the rhododendrons! Huge, gnarly old branches securely holding up so many […]

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Meditation in Moments … Down the dusty Alley

California poppies down the alley shouting at me loudly “Don’t forget to visit your home away from home” Sonoma County is, and always will be my home away from home. Spotting these bright orange California poppies made me homesick, and realized, that it’s about time to […]

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