Losing the StuCo President Election Changed My Life

Sometime during the 1968-69 academic year, elections were held at Olathe High School for Student Council President. 50 years later, I can’t remember why I decided to run for that post.  I imagine it had more to do with popularity than better student government but it is possible I had loftier ambitions. Just the year … Continue reading Losing the StuCo President Election Changed My Life

Up At Five

  (This was written circa 2014, while living in our house on Caper here in Boise.) Morning It’s just a few minutes after 5:00 a.m.  Outside on my tiny, barely-holds-two-chairs-and-a-mini-table front porch I breathe in the smell of last night’s rain.  It was just a short spate, just Mother Nature spitting last night, but enough … Continue reading Up At Five

It Was A Sage Hen Kinda Day

“The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.” ~Daniel Boorstin, The Discoverers, p. 86 Yesterday I took a day trip to Sage Hen Reservoir. I had asked my friend Kevin Laughlin for recommendations and he gave me his top three. … Continue reading It Was A Sage Hen Kinda Day

Starting the Journey

“For millennia, [the] cry of the heart for embarking upon a meaningful journey has been answered by pilgrimage, a transformative journey to a sacred center.” ~Phil Cousineau, The Art of Pilgrimage: The Seeker’s guide to Making Travel Sacred, p. xxv   I am, for the most part, taking this summer off from work.  Theoretically, this … Continue reading Starting the Journey