Eight degrees in Alamosa is not that cold in the context of San Luis Valley winters. Our first winter here it got down to forty below, and our new Texas neighbors behind us noisily packed up and moved in the[...]
Silence, I’ve read, is a good way to bump into yourself. This past week I headed back to the Lama Foundation, only this time it wasn’t for singing in circle with a group of gentle and inspiring women,[...]
Townsend Warbler (photo by John Rawinski) Last Friday I went birding with the experts, John Rawinski and others. John wrote a book on birding in the San Luis Valley that I will soon own. He recognizes every feathered creature in[...]
Blogging about sexual abuse is new for me and also a challenge. This post is a first. Since I have recently written a book about sexual abuse and survival, I’ve been encouraged to write about these topics in other forums.[...]
Patricia composed her first dog love story at age ten and published her first book at age sixty-seven. Her creative process and mental health equilibrium have long involved having a hand or a foot resting on one of her dogs. With a gentle, openhearted awareness, she tries to weave meaning into stories that acknowledge our lives’ paths.