A Summer Day

Wake up to bird song, or waves or whispering pines.  Open your eyes to the dawning of a new day, and wander toward voices when you are ready for company of the community. Stretch your body, swim, kayak, run, hike.  Let your body move how it wants to move as the light starts to fill the … More A Summer Day

Questioning Beauty

Tonight at the health food store where I work, I had a random conversation with a stranger about chocolate (imagine me, imagine that). Her eyes were beautiful, her cheek bones piercing.  She couldn’t have been more than 80lbs.  She physically ran to the store, which meant she was limited with what she could purchase because she had to be able … More Questioning Beauty

Subtle Splendor

When you think of your wild nature, what comes to mind?  Are you running through an old growth forest on the heels of a wolf? Diving naked into a cool pool of water?  Howling at the full moon as you dance around a fire?  Maybe you are doing all of those things.  And if you are, … More Subtle Splendor

Stalking Exuberance

A few years ago, a former supervisor of mine posted a Mary Oliver passage on his blog, the one that you’ll read below.  He had left his pastoral call to move in another direction – one that many might say is remarkably different from the other.  But one that probably allows him to be himself fully … More Stalking Exuberance