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Light at the End of the Tunnel – A Healing Journey

Two and a half weeks ago, I had a total knee replacement here in Hualien, Taiwan where I continue to recover day by day. I feel grateful in this moment for so many reasons: I’m still alive and life offers endless opportunity to learn and grow, to make a difference in the world, and to […]

This Cup is Already Broken – the wisdom of letting go

Family support is a precious jewel. How am I so fortunate? When I developed a severe arthritis flare up in my left knee on January 2, I was sent home from the ER with a prescription for analgesics and a referral to Swedish Orthopedic Institute. The PA there looked at my x-rays and told me […]

December in Taiwan – Journey to Snow Mountain

Travel is many things. An opportunity to see oneself reflected in the mirror of another culture, immersed in the verbal ocean of another language; and an opportunity to be with loved ones.  We live in a time of climate emergency, fueled by human caused carbon emissions which are due in no small part to jet […]

Ingalls Lake – October 8

What a magical place. Some lament the increasingly crowded trails, though on the flip side, it is good to see so many people connecting with nature. We took a side trip that added an extra 2 miles and 1500 feet of vertical climbing and saw very few people until reaching the lake, though please use […]

Crystal Clear and Colorful

A day in the mountains. Stilling the mind and soothing the heart within the vast expanse of the natural world. Breathing in the sky, the sun, the colors, and feeling thankful to be alive. Location: Ingalls Lake in the Enchantment Range. (click on individual images for full resolution).

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