all you need is love

I reread an old letter this morning after digging up an old poem the other day. love. love is a many splendored thing | love lift us up where we belong | all… Continue reading

a wandering wonder.

“Not all who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien How did I not know that Tolkien said this? It’s on my favorite t-shirt. It’s pink and has my “pilgrim” shoes (i.e. sandals) on it.… Continue reading

pilgrim shoes.

Discovering new music is a favorite pastime of mine … it’s perhaps why living in music city is a great fit for me (it makes up for our ridiculous summers and lack of… Continue reading

new music

I got the other night from a friend:  “We’re at the Ryman, are you here?” With 1398 miles of I-40 between Flagstaff and the Ryman, I wasn’t making the show.   But I did… Continue reading

i’m in heaven

I’m back on the swing again on the porch looking at the peaks – I don’t want to be inside because I’m so excited to be able to be outside where breathing is… Continue reading

closer to fine

closer to the sky and clouds closer to the peaks and hills closer to wild flowers and dancing birds closer to color and depth closer to me closer to fine closer to love… Continue reading

Hail Gladdening Light

life is

I’ve been a fan of the “life is good” paraphernalia for years. I happened to walk past a whole store of “life is good” yesterday and in the window was the magic word:… Continue reading

Living Honestly

  To be alive is to be broken.  And to be broken is to stand in need of grace.  Honesty keeps us in touch with our neediness and the truth that we are… Continue reading


I’m still thinking about paddling down the Red River Saturday, just a friend and I. We were good in the canoe.   We were good together in the canoe. One at the top to… Continue reading

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