Shedding and Allowing

This guy, the lizard above who lives in our backyard, is doing something amazing. What he’s doing is natural and totally out of his control, but it’s nonetheless amazing. He’s shedding his skin because he’s growing. And unless he sheds his old skin, he will not be able to grow. The process is called ecdysis, […]

When You Are Not Sure What To Do

I used to tell myself, pretty often, that I didn’t know what to do. If I had even the slightest doubt about which way to go or what choice to make, I would go to the dark side and convince myself that something was wrong with me and that I should always know what to […]

Your Safe Place

We found this little guy hiding out in our garden underneath the squash. Adorable, isn’t he? (I actually have no idea if he’s a he or a she, but I can’t call him or her an “it” so I’m going with he.)  He sat there real still, eyes wide open, and I imagine pretty frightened. […]

We’re Always Leaving Tracks

I love being on the beach. I especially love all the tracks that people, animals and vehicles leave in the sand. While I visited the coast recently, I couldn’t help noticing how much of an imprint I was leaving behind as I walked to the water. As I noticed the tracks I was leaving, I […]

Somebody Else’s Opinion

Opinions. We’ve all got ’em. I know plenty of people who quickly and mightily defend their opinions on a wide range of issues. The folks I am thinking of might even work hard to convince the other person that their opinion on issues like abortion, the federal budget crisis, global warming and gay rights, just […]