Hummingbird 626 Project

Lots of things have been happening since I wrote last.  I'll continue to write more about what's happened as soon as I wrap my mind around it all. In the meantime, one of the updates is my creation of the Hummingbird 626 project.  I'm working on shifting (again) from this domain to another domain: … Continue reading Hummingbird 626 Project


A shiver in the woods

Stepping out onto a trail, whether I'm alone or with people, is my drug.  It doesn't need to be a steep, long, arduous trail; it can be short wander down a path and back.  Just the act of putting one foot in front of the other, without being on a sidewalk and watching for cars … Continue reading A shiver in the woods

Goodbye…Again…and Thanks.

Two weeks ago I drove my technicians back to the field after they dropped off our work trucks.  I returned them to their personal vehicles at the check station and one by one they kicked up dust on our gravel road out of their summer home, on to the next adventure.  I spent the night, … Continue reading Goodbye…Again…and Thanks.


Why is that such a hard word to say?  It's 5 letters.  One syllable.  It's not like it's "antidisestablishmentarianism," or "zugunruhe," or for heaven's sake "Annaliese."Why is it such a hard concept to internalize?  Shouldn't it be simple? Shouldn't it just be easy?  You can make a character judgement, and if they are upstanding, loyal, … Continue reading Trust

A True Love, not a Blind Love

Some time ago, I wrote a blog on being a hopeful romantic...instead of being a hopeless one.  I re-read it this morning with some surprise at how similar my situation, and my opinions are.  My core group has pretty much all paired off.  That's not a complaint, merely an observation.  Sure, I wish I was … Continue reading A True Love, not a Blind Love

Be Still, and Know that I am God

Be still, and know that I am God.   I struggle with understanding what that means, sometimes.  I know you exist in my heart of hearts.  There is no question.  you mean more than that.  "God."  That word is capitalized.  Not "a god."  Just "God."  The great I AM.    I am still, at the edge … Continue reading Be Still, and Know that I am God

Simple Gifts

This music accompanies these words:I've been back in Athens for a month and a half now. I moved out of the woods and into the city on January 3rd.  I started graduate school on January 6th. I've picked up my martial arts again, I'm fumbling through homework, tests, quizzes, and time management.  I'm spending inordinate … Continue reading Simple Gifts