Tag Archives: aging

Beginners Mind

I think of beginner’s mind as the mind that faces life like a small child, full of curiosity and wonder and amazement. I wonder what this is? I wonder what that is? I wonder what this means?  Abbess Zenkei Blanche … Continue reading

Posted in Beginners mind, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 6 Comments


One of my greatest pleasures is reading. Serendipity while reading is a bonus. Toward the end of  Louise Penny’s wonderful book, The Beautiful Mystery,  I read, If you found a treasure map that had all the directions, but not the … Continue reading

Posted in Bounty | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

catching up with myself

Deer freely graze on Raft Island in Gig Harbor, Washington Systemically, Social Permaculture is intended to aid Humanity and the Societies within it in meeting the evolutionary challenges of today. Relationally, it is a re-imagining of culture, community, society, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What is it about asking for help?

Ross and Evan For 2 weeks I’ve been with my 18 month old grandson Evan, and his Mommy, Patricia, and Daddy, Ross. When Evan becomes upset I love hearing my son say to this little guy, “Easy, easy, I’ve got … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giving up hope

 waiting for the storm… In 2006 I took this photo as we ex pats were preparing for a typhoon. It hardly shows the lights of the ever present Merchant Marine ships on the Philippine Sea waiting to go anywhere in the Pacific region if … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments