Clint Bunting is not an ordinary hiker, so Oregon Public Broadcasting recently told his unique story. Over the past several years Clint has hiked several U.S. trails; the Pacific Crest Trail, Appalachian, Ice Age and Colorado Trails, the Continental Divide. The shortest trail is 500 miles: some he traversed multiple times for a total of … Continue reading Ultra Light Life
Restoration of a Summer Day
I sat on the cedar dock still full of fragrance, waiting for day to arrive. Loons bob along in the water, eagles perch in the tree beside me watching over their home and commenting on its beauty. Another morning was spent face-down on the dock watching fish swim in the shadows, noticing deer prints on … Continue reading Restoration of a Summer Day
Behind the Locked Door
I found myself wandering in a building. While I didn’t see anyone else, I knew there were others with me. The doors appeared locked, as if I was in jail; so I stayed in this place, day after day. No one left, because we believed we couldn’t. Have you ever had a recurring … Continue reading Behind the Locked Door
Riding down Hwy 169
Having lived in the Northwest area of town on and off for about 40 years, I know the roads pretty well. When we first moved to the area in the early 70’s, Hwy 169 (then County Road 18) was a dirt road. Living just east of 169, we were the last line of residential homes … Continue reading Riding down Hwy 169
Accusation answered with defensiveness always fuels tension.
Sounds like a news headline. Instead it is a reminder I gleaned from an argument, one brought on by pain: physical, emotional, spiritual. I watched, I listened and as observer was able to see without a cloud of emotions dimming my view. On the surface Christine made a request to her husband Ralph. This request … Continue reading Accusation answered with defensiveness always fuels tension.
The weekend weather lent itself to two full days of working in the yard. Starting each morning, early before the heat arrived, the constant breeze enticed me to stay the day. I am most often aware of how blessed I am when in nature, and that certainly includes the yard – even with the weeds. … Continue reading Phantom