My dear friend of over 20 years, after an eight month battle with endometrial cancer, handed out one last homework assignment. It was my pleasure to honor her at her memorial service. This is the text of the eulogy I delivered on her behalf.
Beyond my front door, afar from the confines of my comfy chair, lies my mistress. I sneak off to be with her whenever I can as she causes my heart to skip whenever we are separated.
At times we may be merely hanging on, while at others we eagerly await the opportunity to spring forth.
I’m up early every weekday. On Fridays, I hit a regular yoga class with other early yoga birds that begins at 5:45. Today, as I move about on my mat and check in with hips, knees and ankles, it feels especially warm and humid in the room. I gave up trying to figure out the … Continue reading A Yoga Story
Four solo days in the Lost Creek Wilderness of Colorado to celebrate one's birthday.
Aquatic Eagle Paradise Wednesday, 8 February 2017 Barr Lake State Park, Adams County, Colorado Time 0718 Elevation - 5098’ Soft breeze, cloudy to blue skies, 41℉ I make my way to another one of the 42 state parks in Colorado. This time it is Barr Lake State Park. The park is popular for birders and … Continue reading Aquatic Eagle Paradise – 2017.02.08
The Witch’s Cauldron Wednesday, 1 February 2017 Winiger Ridge, Roosevelt National Forest, Boulder County, Colorado Time 0825 Elevation - 8000’ Windy, 40℉ Distance one way from car - 1.6 miles This marks the fifth week of this project for 2017. Not until Wednesday did I get out this week and thus, I’m making my … Continue reading The Witch’s Cauldron – 2017.02.01
Finding Flags - 2017.01.08 Sunday 08 January 2017 Inner Harbor, Baltimore County, Maryland Time 1353 Elevation - Sea Level Strong northwest winds, clear skies, 23℉ Not wanting to be overwhelmed by the music and people I walk out to a pier where the USS Constellation is moored. I am at Inner Harbor, or more technically, … Continue reading Finding Flags – 2017.01.08
New Year's Sunrise Sunday 01 January 2017 Walker Ranch, Boulder County, Colorado Time 0638 Elevation 7291’ Strong west winds, 32℉ It is 16 degrees when I leave the house. I am hoping for warmer temperatures even though I will be 2,000’ higher at my destination. Gratefully, it is twice as warm at the parking lot, … Continue reading New Year’s Sunrise – 2017.01.01