When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new.

Dalai Lama XIV



Staying somewhat cozy in my treehouse (it’s still got some caulking to do) watching the birds come to and from my recently filled bird feeder. First bird of the day was my namesake, Chickadee. 



Settling the mind is not the same as stopping the mind, the same way lying down is not the same as dying.

~ Chade-Meng Tan



Tomorrow evening there will be five AMAZING women scattered along this quietly babbling creek with only them and a fire all night in the middle of no where. The moon is new, the leaves are raining to the ground opening the canopy for the stars. They will hear the birds welcome the sun and watch it rise into a blue sky. They will find out a little more about themselves, what they are capable of, and they will find out a whole lot about tending a fire. 


Jack Rabbit

Some people find what they need at the ocean. I find it on the shores of a fresh water mountain lake.