The long and winding road

Day 543. I'll tell you a little secret. Sometimes I find an image so compelling or enchanting I build a post around it - rather than the other way around. The image in this post was taken in Kyoto, Japan -- featuring the famous Statue Stairs. To see so many statues of monks gathered in … Continue reading The long and winding road

Stuff does not fill gaps

Day 540. Revelations happen when you least expect them. After the break up of this most recent relationship, I collapsed into a very small space provided by a good friend. The perfect space for my recovery. I had lost a lot - mentally, physically and financially. Here, I was surrounded by solitude and nature - … Continue reading Stuff does not fill gaps

What were you born to do?

Day 535. A pretty funny one I came across. How were you born? To walk this way? To be alive? To be wild? To run? To boogie? (I'd add #6 'under a bad sign' 🙂  ) Hope this made you smile, but also perhaps sent electrical currents through your brain: asking yourself how were YOU … Continue reading What were you born to do?


  Day 534. "They say that courage is fear that has said its prayers."                     --Anne Lamott Fear is a feeling I know well. I have a Masters in Worry, Fret & Fear in the 20th & 21st Centuries. And for a long spell I didn't … Continue reading Courage

Old friends …

Day 533. "Old friends, old friends, Sat on their park bench like bookends A newspaper blown through the grass Falls on the round toes of the high shoes of the old friends"        --Paul Simon Just a shout out to my long time friends. People I've known since elementary school. (And that is … Continue reading Old friends …

Are you in, or are you out?

Day 532. "Don't be a spectator when you can be the show" -- I started thinking about that concept. In looking back at my drinking self, I realized wine was keeping me on the sideline of my life. I stopped attending events, or going out in the evening -- or doing anything spontaneous. I didn't … Continue reading Are you in, or are you out?


Day 531. "I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all obstacles in my way Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It's gonna be a bright (bright), bright (bright) Sun-Shiny day." --Johnny Nash Just a little rumination here. There simply isn't any better feeling than waking up to … Continue reading Clarity