Poetry and Prose

Pahrump, NV (Hot Air Balloon Festival)

Pahrump, NV (Hot Air Balloon Festival)

I woke up later then I had planned and considered going back to bed. It was another very cold morning and I was out of coffee. I reasoned with myself “I already got balloon pictures yesterday”, and “perhaps I’ll just snap a few photos from […]

Freedom >

Freedom >

I wanted to wait until it was completely healed before posting a picture, but look what I got when I made my first stop in Albuquerque?! It’s my very first tattoo! If you know me/ have followed my blog for any length of time, you […]

San Diego

San Diego

I sit on the floor of the van with the doors swung open. I am at Ocean Beach in San Diego, parked at the very end of the parking lot. I have a view of the quiet end of the beach, though the sand dunes […]

Reraised in the Wild

Reraised in the Wild

I said to the sun “weather me” And to the moon “cast me under your spell” I asked the stars to teach me; How to shine and how to fall when it is time And from the desert I’ll learn peace The forest, wisdom The […]

Quartzsite, AZ

Quartzsite, AZ

I’ve spent the past 10 days here in Quartzsite, AZ, participating in the the yearly “Rubber Tramp Rendezvous” boondocking event. I wasn’t quite sure how I would do “roughing it”, but overall things went very well. Not having consistent cell service has been the only […]

To Stay or To Go

To Stay or To Go

I have back home from TN for a week now. The cold weather is setting in and gives me a panicky feeling. “Not another winter!”. I promised myself last winter that it would be my last… I said the same thing the past two winters […]

Airstream Progress

Airstream Progress

I really thought this was going to go differently‚Ķ I sit on the plywood bench, my tears falling and soaking into the subfloor below me. I hold a bottle of red wine in my hands and pressed it agents my lips over and over again. […]

When Your Dream Turns Into a Nightmare

When Your Dream Turns Into a Nightmare

I gathered my courage and told myself words I don’t ever remember ever hearing; “you can be whatever you want” and “this life is what you make it”. I convinced myself. I did away with all those things they told me I needed to be. […]

Owning the Past

Owning the Past

I’ve been living in a world that feels like a vast beautiful beach. But the truth is, it hasn’t always been this way… Some people have an upbringing that fosters exploration and creativity, then later in life find themselves feeling restricted and weighted down. My […]

Downsizing

Downsizing

“So yes, I’m leaving familiarity in the rear view mirror. I’m tossing caution to the wind, I’m taking the unmapped road. For I cannot gain from I do not value, and I cannot loose what I have given away. I would rather fail and learn, […]