Portal

When a portal opens, do you run the other way—or pass through, into the unknown?

Resurrected!

Have you ever longed for an old friend who died? Praying he or she would come back even for just one more hug. One final moment together.  One of the best things ever happened during my run an hour ago… A ferocious looking farm dog named Kiara who is actually one of the nicest dogs…

In the Blood

Regardless of my travails, I’m home.  While down in a hole, the fragrance of freshly mowed grass reminds me I’m still alive.  John Deeres drive by as I swing on the front porch, leaning to touch the log home.  Rabbits run the field where horses eat as cows swim in their pond.  Geese eat alongside…

“He’s the Best Cat We’ve Ever Had. “

—-at least 2 groomers, including Nicole  herself, at Nicole’s Grooming. Today, in Bardstown, Kentucky.  I am so very proud of my son! He has not been letting me clip his nails these past few weeks, so I had to bring him in to a groomer for the first time in his 9 years, but I’m…

What the F–k is Wrong With Me?!

My boy Charlie was right— Not this Charlie… these are the best of times and worst of times. Yes, as many of you all know, I had an amazing expedition to and through Asia this summer. As many of you may not know, I even got to embrace and kiss beautiful women in Thailand &…

Curated X

The final photo in my series of 10 favorite photos of summer comes from last week’s Riding the Storm post.  Location: Edenburg, Pennsylvania No alterations to color or shading.  This sky is completely natural. Please request permission to utilize/borrow photo, as I’ve given permission already.  Alternately, you may credit dontletmyparentsreadthis.com

Curated Photo IX

The penultimate picture in the series… Even at 35,000 feet, the mountains looked close enough to touch.  This is the same range seen by night in yesterday’s post, Curated Photo VIII. Flying over Canada, nearly at the Alaskan border, I was stunned by this view. Reflecting later, I realized how so many of us take…

Curated Photo VIII

Number 8 in the series… Gates of Heaven At 37,000 feet, we soared over mountain peaks in the Kluane National Park & Reserve of Canada. I stayed up all night taking shots of an absolutely surreal atmosphere–more space than earth. What look like clouds below are huge mountain peaks piercing the sky. A purple arc…

Curated Photo VII

Seventh in my series of ten… Enjoy.   Face Off Republic of Korea ( South Korea) soldiers, foreground, stare down North Korean troops in Panmunjom at one of the world’s most dangerous intersections.  The concrete curb-like barrier in center is the official border between the divided Korea. Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) soldier…

Curated Photo VI

The sixth in my series of ten favorite photos of summer. Enjoy! I walked among the 600 year old cedars, scented by incense drifting across the top of sacred Koyasan mountain. I walked among the tombs, spirit lifted by this powerful place. I arrived at the bridge, the gate, another bridge, another gate. I bowed….

Curated Photo V

Welcome to the fifth installment in my series of ten favorite photos of summer.   Sacred Cedars In the year 816, Kobo Daishi (Kukai) established a center for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism atop Mount Koya–Koyasan.  Today, at least 200,000 people have their remains buried as close as possible to Kobo Daishi, who sits in eternal meditation…

Curated Photo IV

Fourth in my series of ten favorite photos of summer, thus far… Inari In Kyoto, Japan, I was hiking back down sacred and spiritually powerful Mount Inari when I came across a vending machine (yes…only in Japan).  A group of young feral cats, uninhibited, came out from behind the machine to greet me. I took…