On seeing a rainbow


On Friday, there was a beautiful rainbow over the valley. A double rainbow, there for a moment, just as we looked out. There are times when we need to see something that reminds us of hope and promises.

Standing, but not alone


In the woodsI stand,by a treewhosecompanionshiphas grown.I stand,yet,I am notalone. ~ I am part of a conversation later this week entitled ‘Is there any intent in nature?’ This poem expresses a little of my appreciation of nature.

Starting to explore why conversations are so important…


Conversations aren’t about gaining knowledge. They’re about finding our voice – both individually and collectively. Making sense of where we are and who we are. And why we are here. Then using better words to connect with the others and make a difference. They are fundamental to our development as human beings and the healthy … Read more

Being grounded is a collective act


There’s being grounded, and being grounded. One is when you’re not allowed out to play (or fly). Whereas the other is being planted and rooted on ground that will hold you upright. Both involve others, yet the grounding we want requires us to be truly connected. Because I don’t think we can be that kind … Read more

Being still in the middle


It’s hard to be still when everything around you is in flux. Yet, standing and choosing to be present is the safest place to be. What do you need courage for right now?

Time to be present


The first deep frost of the year is clinging to leaf and stalk around the lake. It’s only here until the sun touches its beautiful crystals. A moment, passing in time. Yet, where else could we be but here, now? Because anywhere else is an illusion. It’s time to be present.