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The Dog Days

Glancing down at my car thermometer, I saw a number I’d never seen before.  101.  As in 101 degrees. As soon as I got out of the car, the heat hit me, like a blast furnace shooting hot dry air at me.  People who live in the east will say…

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Bear with me…

Hi All, as you’ve probably noticed, I’m redoing my website with a new appearance and new organization.  I apologize for the inconvenience, but hope to have it all squared away within the next couple of days.  One thing I’ve realized from talk to people is that I wanted to highlight…

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Kinship

Pulling into Costco to fill up the gas tank, I realized just how dirty and grimy my Subaru was.  As I stood alongside the car, blotches of dark gray coated my jeans.  Though at times, I try to wash the car, I know it is a fruitless endeavor, as within…

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The little pika that could

Hiking up the endless switchbacks, we have now left the trees behind.  Mountains come into view — vast soaring peaks of 14,000 feet and more of granite.  The terrain is covered in boulders with an occasion scant piece of grass or wildflower in it last stages of bloom before the…

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