Encouragement, Gratitude

How A Community Can Help in a Crisis

The fires here in Ventura County and adjoining Santa Barbara still rage. The fire consumed 265,000 acres with 40% containment this morning. However, the fire has redirected to the city of Montecito which is now under evacuation. Hundreds lost homes, property, and pets. People remark those city icons and landmarks they've loved are no longer… Continue reading How A Community Can Help in a Crisis

poetry

How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry

The urge to lace up my hiking shoes, tight, to explore, to rid myself of unbalance drove me to the hills. During the hike my mind cleared and I thought of poetry. I usually keep a small notebook with me and jotted some lines down whenever I took a break. After the hike, I felt… Continue reading How Hiking Clears The Mind For Poetry