Franco Linhares, Anushka Kalbag, and Neerav Desai recently stayed at Land of the Arches in order to climb “The Red.” Franco started climbing in 1982 when he joined a mountaineering club called “Girivihar.” “Giri” means “mountain.” “Vihar” means “to roam.” Girivihar is one of the oldest climbing clubs in Mumbai, dating back to 1954. They […]Read more "Climbers from Mumbai, India in the Red River Gorge"
There are, to be sure, so many things that happen in our world that seem mysterious and awe inspiring. The solar eclipse in one of them. The full moon is another phenomenon. There are legends that go back about celestial happenings, and while I won’t recount them all here, recent events have me wondering, once […]Read more "The Eclipse, the Full Moon, and other Celestial Happenings"
It has occurred to me this week that, most of the time, we go through the motions of life without ever having really come to know the people around us. I am not necessary talking about the people we pass by in the grocery store, or the people we sit beside of in a restaurant, […]Read more "The Conversations"
I recently read an excellent short article. http://faithit.com/silent-marriage-killer-derek-harvey/ It reminded me of lessons that I learned that took me far too long. When I was young, television depicted families who were darn near perfect. Dad went to work. Mom stayed home with the kids, made dinner, cleaned, cooked, sewed. Dad and Mom’s would chuckle about […]Read more "Letting Go of Expectations"
I love Bruce Springsteen. He was sentimental without apology in his music during a time when it was going against the grain to do so. In his song, “Hungry Heart,” he has this line, “I took a wrong turn and I just kept going.” Now, I know that line is part of a whole song […]Read more "Living like a Boss"
I have heard recently about noise pollution and how it is disrupting wildlife habitats, among other things. Traditionally, human beings were not uncomfortable with silence. In fact, in the days of the hunters and gatherers, it was necessary. If a person could not hold their tongue, they might scare away the fish or the deer. […]Read more "On the Value of Silence"
The United States, relatively speaking, has a short history. I mean, in the way that it was conceived and the time it was organized. But the land that makes up the United States has a very long history and a very different conception. Sometimes, on a beautiful morning, or watching a beautiful sunset at night, […]Read more "The Time Before Ours"