Philadelphia and Beyond

Pamela and I go back several years to the time we each spent in Pacific Grove, California, not too long ago. We were neighbors and had friends in common. We both practice massage and Reiki, which we would practice on one another. (I was a bit intimidated as she is a long time professional and…

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Washington D.C.

I was very impressed with our capital–the majestic buildings and monuments built of solid marble, their thoughtful placement one from another, the broadness of the streets and the beautiful trees that line them, and the conspicuous lack of skyscrapers all result in a very pleasant experience for the unsuspecting traveler. Add to that a wealth…

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Community

I just left a three day Communities Conference in Louisa, Virginia, put on by Twin Oaks, a rural, egalitarian community founded in 1967, one of the oldest of its kind. The annual conference focuses on some aspect of communal living and provides an opportunity for “intentional communities” to network and advertise for new members, if…

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

The warm waters of the Atlantic are a revelation to this native daughter of California. No wet suit is required on the coast of South Carolina to enjoy a good long swim, riding or dodging the waves that come often and with determination. There are under currents, however, that can pull you out to sea,…

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The Heat is On

South Florida is hot, and so is the temperature of our society, near and far. Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Barcelona, Spain and the provocative rhetoric between the United States and North Korea has turned up the heat for all of us. Some of us devote much of our time to meditation and contemplation of the…

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Acceptance

Paula the kind lady I met near Winslow, Arizona, who helped me find a home for my bike, sent me a few photos that she took that day. This photo gives a pretty good view of her cool van. Here I am saying a grateful goodbye to my cross, my horse, my wheels for the…

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Angels

A shift has occurred. I got tired of riding my bike and decided to donate it to charity; a Catholic priest graciously accepted it. It had a blown out tire. Angel #28. I will continue east by horse to Florida and then I may or may not go to Great Britain and Ireland. (Just kidding; by…

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Red Rock Country

Coconino, Yavapai, Gila and Tonto are names of the counties and National Forests I have been riding through this past week in northern Arizona. The very words have a romantic, exciting quality to them that is more than justified by the lands they label. They have all been amazingly beautiful, with the area around Sedona…

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Heading East

I have decided to head east from California, on a train, with my bike. (It’s rather hot to be riding my bike across the desert, though some would.) I want to go to Florida and to Ireland eventually, so it makes sense to go this way.  I’ve long wanted to see more of the Southwest,…

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Mother-Daughter Time

Micaela and I are close and we love each other very much. We are blessed to have each other and to have such a good relationship. And, once a mother it’s hard to stop being a mother. Mica has been on her own for some seven years now– long enough to be released from the doting…

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