‘out beyond ideas of right and wrong is a field’ will I meet you there?          —mewithoutYou About two weeks ago I saw the most incredible natural phenomenon. It’s called bioluminescence and it makes the ocean waves look neon blue at night because of a special type of algae and plankton. I went … More Bioluminescence

The rocks cry out

Hallelujah nevertheless, was the song the pain couldn’t destroy Hallelujah nevertheless, you’re my joy invincible joy  —Switchfoot Spring break road trip 2019!! A car full of best friends. Cheap motels in small towns, friendly strangers, spontaneous pull-the-car-over explorations, early morning too-much-creamer coffee, four-day-old sweatpants, crazy lightning rainstorms, Polaroid pictures, roadside diners, tears-streaming-down-cheeks laughter. Driving through the … More The rocks cry out

In Sorrow and In Joy

I am glad daylong for the gift of song,     For time and change and sorrow; For the sunset wings and the world-end things     Which hang on the edge of to-morrow. I am glad for my heart whose gates apart     Are the entrance-place of wonders, Where dreams come in from the rush and din     Like sheep … More In Sorrow and In Joy

Desert Mountain Days

The sense of deep time brings a deep peace with it, a detachment from the timescale, the urgencies of daily life… a profound sense of being at home, a sort of companionship with the earth. —Oliver Sacks I spent my summer working at Whispering Winds Catholic Camp in the desert mountains of Julian, California. Most … More Desert Mountain Days