poetry, Travel

An Amazing Tree is a Symbol of Hope, Peace, and Endurance

Half the month of October is gone, fallen by the wayside like the autumn leaves. My favorite autumn tree is the Ginkgo. It's a tree I rarely see where I live, but abundant in Denver where I frequently visit my kids. There is a Ginkgo tree in China that is 3,500 years old (give or… Continue reading An Amazing Tree is a Symbol of Hope, Peace, and Endurance

Inspiration, poetry, Travel

The Inspiration of a Beautiful Garden

  On any trip I take I try to find a garden, whether a tiny patch of flowers in someone's front yard or a botanical garden where I can get lost, inside my head and on the trail. So I took the road less traveled between scratching shrubs, dirt, and rock, where spiny pine needles… Continue reading The Inspiration of a Beautiful Garden

Family, Parenting, Travel

Vacation Without the Distraction of Social Media

  Sometimes, we have to take a break from blogging and social media. This is one of those times. I'm visiting my twenty-somethings kids in Denver. Really visiting and being present with them when they are with me. So I've haven't posted photos on Facebook, Instagram or elsewhere. For social media upload it takes me… Continue reading Vacation Without the Distraction of Social Media

Family, New Year intentions, Parenting

How Moving Made Me A Better Person

  This may be the year of no resolutions. Not because I don't believe in them but I haven't had the occasion to do so. Moving from the outskirts of Denver to downtown took up most of my time and all of my energy. New Year's Day began with my arrival to Denver to help… Continue reading How Moving Made Me A Better Person