#LoveIsInTheBEAR, for my Grandmother Carolyn

I purchased my “bear” from Vermont Teddy Bear late this winter for a special someone’s 100th birthday. I chose an elephant actually… a very soft, cuddly, plush elephant. I picked an elephant rather than a bear for my Grandmother Carolyn because of a story that my sister Laura had shared with me. So I haveContinue reading “#LoveIsInTheBEAR, for my Grandmother Carolyn”

Coming Home

I set out last Thursday morning nearly on schedule for the SW corner of Olympic National Park. My plan was to escape my tiny apartment, backpack into a more remote wilderness than I had been able to yet access this year, refresh myself from an intense Voiceover auditioning schedule for the prior month. I hadContinue reading “Coming Home”

Chronic Life

8/21/21- Cloudy, cool. Blessings @ 65 degrees. No rain still, but the shade feels like a blessing in the drought. Waking this morning to rapid fire muscle spasms in my neck and down my shoulder blades, I thought I might try to detail the sensations to aid follow-up diagnosis for an upcoming visit with myContinue reading “Chronic Life”

Requiem for a Ring

On my way back upcoast from my Brookings reconnaissance, I decided to stop early in the ride in order to ease the subsequent legs of the 5 & 1/2 hour trip back to Portland. With the return of a sore neck and back courtesy of a fold-out bed, noisy campsite neighbors, and then yet anotherContinue reading “Requiem for a Ring”

Alabama and White Witches

6/9/21- Cooler, Sun and Clouds- thinking about Alabama and White Witches…. I went for a walk in the woods the other day after my monthly spinal realignment. Often I’m a little spaced out after hearing and feeling the joints of my neck popping back into place; the adjustment is often rather violent, leaving me inContinue reading “Alabama and White Witches”