When the Deserts are Calling

The desert is a magical place.  I feel so called to their open expanses and the mystery that I am compelled to be there every day.  Mountains are my sanctuary and the cool climate suits me well, but the desert is a place of such naked wonder that its world is exposed to all.  It Read More…

A Once in a Time Desert

I spend much of my time in the wilderness.  The wilderness obviously comes from the term, wild, but it takes it a step further in stating that which is even more than wild, hence, wilder.  Ness is the essentiality of something, which in this case is the essence of that which is wilder.  And what Read More…

A Time for Introspection

Every now and then a person hits that moment where things just seem off balance.  It can feel like every day life just keeps tilting a little bit more and more.  Then we think that its all going to be leveled out as long as we keep striving and moving forward.  Yet, it doesn’t.  The Read More…

Is it time to follow a Calling?

A Calling in Life is the essentiality of all we are.  The most essential aspect of it all is who Calls.  God calls.  And when God calls us we must hear.  I do hear, but do I have the courage, so far I do not, I hope I find that courage.

A Picture Speaks Volumes

This beautiful coyote posed for my picture far more curious about my wandering then I was about his.  His land somehow gives him what he needs, yet I as the consumer always feel I never have enough.  This is the stark land of Death Valley National Park, where temperatures reach into the 130’s in summer Read More…

Being Called

 We find the ideal of “being called” in every religion or esoteric thinking known.  We say it so often that I am not sure we really have any idea what it means.  But, in truth it makes us feel more secure knowing that this path we walk down of our own design is not done Read More…

National Park Week

  Next week is National Park Week in America, April 16 – 24, 2016.  We as Americans celebrate anything we can, even days that are not religious in origin or nationalistic: New Year’s, Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s, Father’s, Columbus, Halloween Days, and many others.  Its amazing that we have no real day or Read More…

The Lonely Fire

  A flicker of hope is enough to illuminate a life. In the darkness we find ourselves lost and without direction, but if we can see that tiny moment of light, even if off in the distance, that little orange dance on the speck of our blackened vision, we can and will find ourselves navigating through Read More…

Finding God

We all look for God whether it be inside of ourselves or to the outside.  And there is no place that is wrong.  Our times of meditation and prayer brings us close and intimate with the God we so believe is the guide and protector of our lives.  The times we go to be in Read More…

My Campfire

Much of my time is spent around a campfire.  A campfire that I think and postulate around, but mostly I find God there.  The glow of a fire on a dark evening in the forest or desert whether winter, fall, spring, or summer, brings me a friend.  While I cherish the moments and every fire Read More…