Stories from the mountain.

Feb. 5, 2022

a new day

every morning we wake to a new opportunity to tell a new story and leave the past behind us surrender to the path before us and be here now   I wrote this yesterday afternoon after a walk with Bodhi where I was alternately thinking about …

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Jan. 29, 2022

the beauty around us

"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." This is the first line of Endymion by John Keats. It's the poem that inspired this week's story on the podcast. For me, it's a good reminder of the essential nature of life. I saw this band-tailed pigeon feathe…

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Jan. 22, 2022

fog and sun

Lately we've had a lot of fog and a lot of sun here on the mountain. It reminds me of how life can seem so foggy sometimes that it's hard to think the sun is ever going to come out again. Last year was a lot like that for me. In the fog of the pand…

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Jan. 15, 2022

rainbows and unicorns

This week, we saw a rainbow but no unicorns. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop looking for unicorns. ;) After it rains, when the sun comes out, we sometimes get the biggest brightest rainbows I've ever seen. Joe took the picture above when he…

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Jan. 8, 2022

all the weather

This week we had snow, rain and sun. The rain and snow were nice because it gave me a good excuse to stay inside and work on the new Thursday night sleep meditation episodes. How did you like the first one? Let me know so that I can make them as sle…

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Jan. 1, 2022

Bodhi's sixth birthday

The day after Christmas was Bodhi's sixth birthday. We had a great day celebrating Bodhi's doggy forties! In some ways, it's hard to believe he's been with us for six years and in others, it's hard to remember what life was like before he was a part…

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Did you know that the artwork on the Listen To Sleep episodes is based on a real place here on the mountain? It's a waterfall that's a 10 minute walk from our cabin. I've been photographing it for years and it's one of my favorite spots to swim in …

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Dec. 18, 2021

snow on the ridge

It snowed up here this week. Well, almost. It snowed up on the ridges and gave us the most beautiful views of snow without having to actually deal with any ourselves. We got some much needed rain instead. We have our neighbor's dog Darla staying w…

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Dec. 11, 2021

holiday blues

For the past twenty years, the holidays have been a difficult time of year for me. I know there are many others who feel the same. On December 20th 2001, my youngest brother died in a car crash. The shadow of that has been long and dark. For the pa…

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Dec. 4, 2021

dreams do come true

A couple of my dreams came true this week and I am so grateful to all of you for your help in making that happen. Ten months ago, I wrote about my dreams for 2021. This week, with all of your help, those dreams came true. Thanks to you, Listen To…

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