Interrelation

Interrelation

Quarry Park, Monterey, California   They noticed me first. I wasn’t even aware of them until I felt something staring at me and peered into the woods. Three young deer with enormous ears and big black eyes stood frozen like statues looking straight at me. I...
Disjunctive Polarity

Disjunctive Polarity

Asilomar State Beach, Pacific Grove, California   We’ve had about twenty storms this season, and they’ve all been different. Today, I’m staring out a window as grey clouds pass by at an unnatural speed. Gusts of wind blow limbs and leaves sideways, and wind...
Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

Tournament of Roses Parade   On New Year’s Day 1971, the Englewood, Colorado high school marching band performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade. I think it’s no exaggeration to say I was third chair sousaphone (marching tuba). The band, 180 of us, boarded...
Love Will Find a Way

Love Will Find a Way

Monte Vista,  Monterey, California   The sun set as I stepped out the door for my evening walk. It was later than usual, but I pushed on and took the path through the forest and into the upper neighborhoods. I rounded a corner, and there sat the Holiday Wishing...
Such is Life

Such is Life

Peters Gate, Monterey, California   It rained all day yesterday, glorious, coveted, wet dripping rain. The air felt fresh and alive as I stepped out for my morning walk. My usually cheerful neighbor had a look of resolve on her face as she loaded their car,...