Back from the Brink – 2

The first conscious thought that gray morning was that we would be amidst giants. The truest, wisest, most resilient of all. We had planned a hike in the coastal redwoods of California near Muir Woods for the husband’s birthday. As we entered Cathedral Grove (a better name I cannot think of, for spirituality shines through … Continue reading “Back from the Brink – 2”

That is the Earth!

“Do you know what this is?” “That is the Earth! From the moon.” said the son matter of factly. “I saw it before!” he said in response to my awed expression. We were looking at the back jacket of a book, that I flipped to the last page first. This is the Earth, by Diane … Continue reading “That is the Earth!”

Let’s care a whole lot!

T’was family movie night. An evening fraught with decisions, and everyone’s voice and opinion clanged over the dishes and sizzled over the noise from the stove. Suggestions rose, opinions swelled and movies quelled. “Uggghhh! No way!” “That again?” “What are you? A kid? Oh wait! Yes you are a kid! Okay never mind!” “Nope! Too … Continue reading “Let’s care a whole lot!”

Mockery Bird In Zenkali

I sat in the garden in my backyard, relishing the mild breeze after a hot day. I looked up to see that my fruit trees looked green, and played host to plenty of animals still, but the fruits were no longer there. Could the trees have lived past their prime? I do not know. My botanical … Continue reading “Mockery Bird In Zenkali”