Rio Grande Gorge, NM

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.” ~ Ansel Adams

Do Not Despair

When you find yourself cocooned in isolation and despair And cannot find your way out of the darkness, remember that This is similar to the place where caterpillars go to grow their wings.

Wander in Simplicity

“Let your mind wander in simplicity, blend your spirit with the vastness, follow along with things the way they are, and make no room for personal views – then the world will be governed.” ― Zhuangzi

Ending a chapter

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli Ending a chapter, starting a new…    

Tent Rocks, NM

“Vision connects you. But it also separates you. In my work, and my life, I feel a desire to merge. Not in terms of losing my own identity… but there’s a feeling that life is interconnected, that there’s life in stones and rocks and trees and dirt, like there is in us.” ~ Bill Viola


“Simple and fresh and fair from winter’s close emerging, As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been, Forth from its sunny nook of shelter’d grass–innocent, golden, calm as the dawn, The spring’s first dandelion shows its trustful face.” Source: “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman

Autism and holidays

Having an autistic child can make holidays, like July 4th, difficult. Decisions like, should we go to a firework event are always questionable – having four children, one being autistic, you want to be fair to all of them. Our youngest daughter was diagnosed with PDD-NOS in 2003 and has since been changed to Autism….

Ghost Ranch, NM

Ghost Ranch is a 21,000-acre retreat and education center located close to the village of Abiquiú in Rio Arriba County in north central New Mexico, United States. Over 300 classes are offered each year in this beautiful setting. 200 million years ago Ghost Ranch and the American Southwest were located close to the equator, and had…

High Falls State Park, GA

“The destruction of the natural beauty, the ecosystems, and the majesty of mountains affect us in ways we’re not even aware of. Every time a mountain is beheaded, we chop off a little part of our souls.” ~ Gloria Reuben

Photo of the Week 2/21/2016

“Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.” ― Phaedrus

Photo of the Week 2/14/2016

“What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.” ~ Sai Baba