Earth & Air

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Just Keep Going…

What a challenging year 2020 has been! We have had to adapt to covering a part of our faces, social distancing, isolation, self-quarantines, closures, and lockdowns. Most of us have experienced serious illness or the death of loved ones. During times of turmoil, adversity, and limitations, we are…

THE ART OF THE WAXING MOON

  Waxing moon refers to when the light part of the moon is expanding before it becomes a Full moon.  January’s full moon is called Wolf Moon. At certain times of the cycle, this moon can be seen at sunset. To the southeast, I noticed the Waxing Wolf…

REALITY OR FANTASY? -YOU DECIDE

  “This short true story created a lot of conversation between my husband, Mike, and me about what fantasy really is. So, for this issue, I’m bowing out and sending in his piece as a sub. Hope ya’ll enjoy it.” -Wanda Gail Campbell   In the 90s, my…

Touching Heaven

As I look out the spacecraft window, the sparkle emanating from planet Earth was about two light-years away. It’s been a while since we left, and soon we’ll arrive at our destination: Planet Buru.  I was one of five social scientists whose mission was to observe the Buruian…

SEEDS OF HOPE ON THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS

INTRODUCTION I’m going to envision and sketch an image of the interrelatedness of our environments: human, natural, and spiritual.  I’ve come to imagine them as dynamically one since I witnessed the image of the Earth from the moon; we all live here together.  I am of course expanding…

Farm Life

Living on a farm, especially during the pandemic, brings perspective. Farm life is seven days a week, no matter what the weather or how you feel – life needs to be taken care of every day. The pandemic has not changed our lifestyle much, but we have been…

INSPIRATION

  Being sequestered in our homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left many of us searching for new ways to be inspired. My husband and I very much enjoy our home yet, a change of scenery is much more inspirational than our common day to day routines. …

My Happy Place

  Olivia and Patti on the dock of the Bay Inspiration. I spent a lot of time thinking about this and what to write. Many things inspire me, but it really boiled down to happiness. Many things bring happiness, but being around water is my inspiration and happiness….

Languages

  I’m turning off the incessant negative news reportage, and contemplating the beauty of nature springing forth.   I’ve perfected so well my language of words, yet I find in the plant world a different expanded awareness of language beyond just my language of words.   It’s a…

PAINTING THE NOW

  At the park this evening, I’m contemplating the way the wind is drawing moving patterns on the water with the colors of the setting sun and sky reflecting on the pond’s mirror-like surface.  Along the shore, the pond is totally calm reflecting the colors and shapes of…