Surprise

Timing in physics is split into... [more]
 

Moon jellies

Found some butter-plate-sized gelatinous things washed... [more]
 

Every morning

Reading Youngs Literal Translation of Lamentations... [more]
 

Sifting

For a week I’ve been thinking... [more]
 

A holy place

“Restore to me the joy.” David... [more]
 

No yielding

The word necessary is only as... [more]
 

The nurse

This long-awaited morning I arrived at... [more]
 

Open

“He’s not waiting for you to... [more]
 

What am I hearing

Gratitudes: can they extend to things... [more]
 

The air like wine

“Fair; the morning fine. Some clouds... [more]
 

All out

Excuse me, I was just going... [more]
 

Feet shadows

A few months ago, a local... [more]
 

Only one thing

The feeling of not knowing anything... [more]
 

Wildfire lessons

Air thick with smoke and dust... [more]
 

Wildfire gratitudes

Gratitudes A to Z for the... [more]
 

Choose one

In the small market this morning... [more]
 

Depending on

A game of tennis will be... [more]
 

The last word

After 30 years I’m rereading Deborah... [more]
 

Dropped off

Today I was walking along one... [more]
 

One of us

“When two or more of you... [more]
 

Ocean of sky

Don’t go back to sleep, says... [more]
 

Point of sunrise

“If I flew to the point... [more]
 

Any road

Sometimes when visiting Ireland I’m struck... [more]
 

Cost me

A friend of mine is perennially... [more]
 

Risen yet hidden

Blessed are you who are persecuted... [more]
 

Good deed

It’s been more than 20 years... [more]
 

Our preparation

Last week while reading my favorite... [more]
 

Ichabod Lane

Recently I played a memory game... [more]
 

Belladonna

Last night on the phone I... [more]
 

5 out of 6

Hearing wind chimes next door. Feeling... [more]
 

Pandora’s box

If you’re watching the sliding scale,... [more]
 

Chills

My friend Janet read me a... [more]
 

Beach gratitudes

Time for our beach gratitude A... [more]
 

How about

I’m not sure what we’re supposed... [more]
 

Field work

When Jacob slept in a deserted... [more]
 

Terrible Beach Trip

Well. After a cheerful blog about... [more]
 

Frequently asked questions

What? That. When? Then. Where? There. Why?... [more]
 

Killdeer, mule deer

Grateful today to take part in... [more]
 

Recognition

When I saw him on the... [more]
 

Slow work

Rarely does anyone advising “Have patience!”... [more]
 

Go to the sea

In Annie California Book Two, Annie... [more]
 

Blue butterflies

A year ago April, I was... [more]
 

One coastal village

Somehow I stumbled across on YouTube... [more]
 

Stay

It’s good though not easy to... [more]
 

Calling on creatives

Last month I sent a blurb... [more]
 

A bat or a ball

What would you like, during this... [more]
 

Drawn back

Here I’ve been wondering what to... [more]
 

Bluebells

“There is nothing in my head... [more]
 

Unity

When my son the Coast Guard... [more]
 

5 stages

Let’s talk about the five stages... [more]
 

Crickets

How does that joke go... “There... [more]
 

Access

Today—my first art show during the... [more]
 

Old code song

Early this morning, I went farther... [more]
 

There will be beauty

Comfort my people, oh comfort them,... [more]
 

Inner work

A productive call this morning with... [more]
 

Waiting to be

Occasionally I dream about a future... [more]
 

Gratitudes in July

Well before 7 am in the... [more]
 

This too

I don’t remember where I first... [more]
 

Everything Happens

There’s a pungent Fay Weldon quote... [more]
 

You unravel me

“You unravel me with a melody.... [more]
 

Kiss the ground

Yesterday afternoon as the sun’s loving... [more]
 

Proof of a loving God

You say there doesn’t seem to... [more]
 

Four elements

A while ago in Trinidad I... [more]
 

Slow news day

This morning I photograph two different... [more]
 

Cees

Chili Colorado. Cold Cuts. Call from... [more]
 

Rest of my day

My self-imposed day of rest went... [more]
 

All shall be well

Every early morning during my first... [more]
 

Crux

As I’m finishing up edits of... [more]
 

Benign twin

Look up any word you think... [more]
 

Holy grounds

What memories does a space hold?... [more]
 

Bones live

Yesterday for some reason a human... [more]
 

Redtail messenger

For the 3rd day in a... [more]
 

Annie’s winning smile

This morning I woke up thinking... [more]
 

Where’s home?

This week as I finish up... [more]
 

Summer B’s

What do you want? I will... [more]
 

Wikinovels

I wonder if every new novel... [more]
 

I’m here

When a missed loved one comes... [more]
 

U-B-U

Three years ago I was starting... [more]
 

Cliches

Two cliches, I’m finding, date from... [more]
 

Monastic

One friend who keeps this globe... [more]
 

Swallows

Yesterday as I walked on the... [more]
 

Soak in

I’ve been playing a game with... [more]
 

Coffee

Seems like it’s been years. When... [more]
 

Red-tailed hawk

Curated quiet sailing: red-tailed hawk above... [more]
 

Locally

Gratitudes A to Z, locally: Art... [more]
 

Peaceful protest

Part of prayer is letting go.... [more]
 

Backpack of rocks

You told me once that I... [more]
 

Material

So grateful for my clutch of... [more]
 

Grounded

Reading this morning from a 1990s... [more]
 

Contagious

These days, even though it’s suddenly... [more]
 

Names

In my sequel to “Annie California,”... [more]
 

Deliciousness

Grateful this first few days of... [more]
 

Roses, ocean, deer

When I was young I had... [more]
 

Marie Kondo-ing

Last night at home, after gnashing... [more]
 

Happy Whatever

I just passed a man with... [more]
 

Work and love

Having faith in our work is... [more]
 

Rocks to Clouds

Reading a why-haven’t I heard-about-this book... [more]
 

Succinct

“Trust means, Quit worrying.” A friend... [more]
 

Hope and have

I read recently that in the... [more]
 

Pretty good draft

Last night I finished a pretty... [more]
 

Sounds good

What I hear: rain tapping on... [more]
 

Coastal Gratitudes A to Z

The word Awesome. Beaches without crowds... [more]
 

Morning beach report

Sea gulls, seals and sea lions... [more]
 

Bear self-care

I wonder if wild animals take... [more]
 

Spring

This morning I photographed a beached... [more]
 

Reverse weather report

Today I will give the weather... [more]
 

Coffee cabinet

There’s something nostalgic about recalling regional... [more]
 

Curbside

“Hello, local librarian? I just read... [more]
 

A surf scoter’s childhood

If you ask a surf scoter... [more]
 

California wild rose

This morning while photographing beach flora,... [more]
 

Absolutely

On my one book research trip... [more]
 

Routine

It’s gotten to be a thing... [more]
 

An act of love

For Californians, it’s been almost 12... [more]
 

Crucial point

Most of us will come out... [more]
 

Birthday

Today is one of my granddaughters’... [more]
 

Act 2

As I’ve mentioned here, wild animals... [more]
 

Makers A to Z

Grateful for Makers of all varieties:... [more]
 

Who exactly

Not to second-guess the wisdom of... [more]
 

Are you still listening

Lately I’ve been singing the old... [more]
 

Inspiration

Today I mixed some paints on... [more]
 

Matched

Scuffing barefoot to the edge of... [more]
 

Luxuriously

Today was the lowest low tide... [more]
 

Reprieve

Quarantine gratitudes A to Z: Ahhh,... [more]
 

Dance steps

Yesterday’s walk on one of my... [more]
 

Blitz

This morning I woke up thinking... [more]
 

Some assembly required

For a week I lived in... [more]
 

Therapy

Recently two of my grandkids and... [more]
 

The world tilted upright

These days I listen to the... [more]
 

The listeners

Early this morning I sang a... [more]
 

Inland, outland

“My life is like a stroll... [more]
 

Holy rollers

Another raft of sea lions in... [more]
 

Reunions

Yesterday my sister told me that... [more]
 

Our

“Blossoms appear in the countryside. The... [more]
 

Deep affection

What full bellies we have, my... [more]
 

Restoring

Gratitude for a shop restoring public... [more]
 

Hullooo

On my essential walk on the... [more]
 

How to saunter

When I walked outside onto the... [more]
 

Kind or

Hello in there—I trust you’re staying... [more]
 

Suggestions A to Z

Adopt a puppylike attitude. Be here... [more]
 

Don’t miss this

One early early morning last week... [more]
 

Counter-intuitive

When I first moved here to... [more]
 

Oh, the cow!

Lots of time on my hands,... [more]
 

Cut out for that

A friend of mine once told... [more]
 

Calling out love songs

As Paul Simon sang, “I hear... [more]
 

What we could see from there

In a recent art journal, an... [more]
 

Your love remains

There’s a song I liked to... [more]
 

Cairn

Grateful to find a hollow cairn... [more]
 

Forty days

A long time ago— maybe it... [more]
 

The Unknowable

What I might miss after this... [more]
 

Wild whales

More on those wild whales, if... [more]
 

Just waking up

Sometimes these early mornings I am... [more]
 

Dwell there

Roadside flower rescue of someone’s old... [more]
 

What was so fun

Would you believe me if I... [more]
 

Did you see them?

I saw another whale spouting this... [more]
 

Way

Things I learned in whitewater canoeing:... [more]
 

Thank you, Dr. Bronner

Grateful this morning for lavender soap... [more]
 

Surprising me

If it’s okay with singer-songwriter Taylor... [more]
 

First love

When I need joy, I think... [more]
 

Lukewarm weather

A friend writes to me, wanting... [more]
 

Ach!

It’s been so long since we’ve... [more]
 

Easterly

Easterly, westerly winds waffling this way... [more]
 

Clear access

Whenever I lead workshops in therapeutic... [more]
 

Outdoor tabernacle

Grateful in these challenging times for... [more]
 

Balance: balance

If balance is key to keeping... [more]
 

‘O the joy!’

I was chasing a deadline I... [more]
 

Virtually virtual

What’s the difference between literal (actual)... [more]
 

Impossible or at least

“What I need in myself, let... [more]
 

Collecting stars

Today, Sunday after lunch, I played... [more]
 

The gravity of discovery

So, I just learned that Isaac... [more]
 

Quiet one

“Watch out for the quiet ones,”... [more]
 

The man who wears gray neckties

Today while it’s still called Today,... [more]
 

More important things

From under my blankets in my... [more]
 

Popcorn, easy to make

Bright lights sparkle in a dark... [more]
 

Great the sky

One day this summer, you and... [more]
 

Engaging

The gray whales hugging this very... [more]
 

Whaletalk

Two Americans in Ireland drove through... [more]
 

Do the next thing

As usual my daily reader on... [more]
 

Rescheduled shared activity

Yesterday my young neighbor saw me... [more]
 

Gratitudes A-Z

It’s 3:30 a.m. A fine time... [more]
 

True story

Long ago, smack in midweek last... [more]
 

Making waves

Hiking a great green field yesterday... [more]
 

For being

With such sudden buckets of time... [more]
 

Musing on familiar

Last week I hung my show... [more]

 

Brunch and smoke alarms

Normally, dogs despise loud noises. Especially--... [more]

 

A remarkable exhibit

Yesterday I got to hide fish... [more]

 

Faraway stories

A few years ago, my dog... [more]

 

Workplay

Work is work, and play is... [more]

 

When to quit and go get coffee

One morning I'd had quite enough... [more]

 

Why music can be dangerous

Last month just past sunset, I... [more]

 

Why skunks make a stink

Long ago, in the farthest reaches... [more]

 

When the muse supplies subject matter

Without sufficient coffee in me this... [more]

 

Why children keep their own counsel

What do you want to be?... [more]

 

Trade secrets

How do little birds take off,... [more]

 

Why art is now flat

Plenty of art comes in other... [more]

 

Why fish swim synchronized

"Birch leaves in wind, specifically silver... [more]

 

Why some birds don't sing

They have heard the morning... [more]

 

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