En Route…

October 15, 2017

“We borrow. We steal. We purchase what we need and buy what we don’t. We acquire things, people, places, all in the process of losing ourselves. Busyness is the religion of distraction. I cannot talk to you, because I have too much to do.”
― Terry Tempest Williams

Thoughts from the airport. “The process of losing ourselves” indeed. For those of us within the church of Distraction, travel can empower one to lose ones self… or find ones self. The choice is with the individual. And the Moment.

Keep moving.



October 10, 2017

Source: Ineffability


September 10, 2017

Bookends.Dawning and dimming of the day today here in North Idaho…


Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

August 29, 2017

Source: Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

I miss you when you leave

August 25, 2017

Expressions of my life - An evolution of art.

In the small hours of the morning as i feel consumed with fear and rage as i stare into dark morning skies and weep. Weep like child lost in the desert.

I can still hear the wolves constant heart beat, waiting to feast at my slightest misstep. My home is no longer my home my heart is no longer my heart and my head is forever loss in a sea of radiation and poisons made by man and kissed by the devil himself.

You always leave when i need you most. Forevermore am i consumed with fire and rain. The flowers will be my forgiving friends as i paint with the wind in my hair and sun on my back.

Bury me beneath the old oaks so i can find the…

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Sharp words kill me

August 25, 2017

Expressions of my life - An evolution of art.

I have you by the small coat tails you give.. The crunbs the others dont eat i lick from the floor of your attentions. Given just enough to stay loyal and waiting you bait and wait.

Ive given and waitied. Said all the right sounds left my heart open, bare and raw. Bleeding from every pore yet you toss me aside at your convience. Worss cause disconnect and discord. I sweep them away. Ignore your pokes and jabs. But why why hury the one who loves you most? Just so you can feel better about your dishonor? My eyes and heart see and feel the words you dont say. The lies you have to weave to live that life.. It must be hard for you…

4am rant about nothing… Nothing but my heart breaking against mean words as you fade away…. Good morning my love sleep well.


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Being a Bully is Not What You Should Do

July 27, 2017


One of the (few) things I’ve learned as I’ve gotten (steadily) older is to surround myself with connections to good, positive people, nurture those connections, and try to leave more of the negativity and bullshit behind. The Positive is kind, restorative, encouraging and makes me feel good. The Negative is too often toxic, energy-sucking and corrosive and makes me feel bad.

Here’s a reminder from my friend Jamie Lynn Morgan (@RustyRiderGirl)  (local good human).
It’s good and you should read it. Or not. I won’t bully you into reading it.

Source: Being a Bully is Not What You Should Do



The Extra Mile…and the Next Mile

July 19, 2017


Within the Charity Miles community, we like to say #EveryMileMatters. We know that each of us can do a little and, in turn, “a lot of littles make a lot”. Some days, it’s not just about the miles. Some days it’s about dedication or faith or recovery or just getting 1% better.

My 21.4 mile CharityMiles 🚴🏻 ride this morning for The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research and my Dad wasn’t the longest or fastest or most challenging ride for me. But I got up and did it.

I can’t always go the #ExtraMile and I can’t do extraordinary things. But I can ride the mile I’m in and focus on the #NextMile.
Some days that’s enough .

“Changing the world is a team sport” — Gene Gurkoff, CharityMiles founder.

#GetUpGetOutGetMoving … because #EveryMileMatters

Absence, Acknowledged

July 12, 2017

It’s the 200 birthday of Thoreau…and I re-read a passage of his today which reminded me of the ways in which we each choose to honor those whom we lose.

“On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.” 
― Henry David Thoreau

…”to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own…”
Yes. Precisely so.



(Additional photo credit: Lisa Bain)

Volt Green Pressure

June 25, 2017

Because of my jobs, I often say I “wear a lot of hats”. Because of my activism, sometimes I “wear a lot of bracelets”.There’s a good reason my #LiveLikeLeming bracelet is on top. I wear it a lot. It reminds me of what I have and what I have lost in life, especially in the past few years. It connects me in a tangible way to memories and images I carry inside me. It leads to conversations with people who never knew Michael. It quietly keeps a little Volt Green gentle pressure on my pulse. 

And it says “Love”. 
Miss you Michael…