We drive and are driven on…

When work involves travel, there are rules—no dawdling, leisurely pit stops, or eating of pungent or drippy food. It’s more like a NASCAR efficiency test (I’m not speeding, I’m qualifying), less like a scenic cruise with frequent stops at roadside attractions. There are a few advantages—you can muse and meditate on a solo 500 mile, […]

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Beltane – 50 Shades of Spring

There is a poem fragment that repeats in my head yearly as days lengthen and landscapes metaphorically morph from bony hag to voluptuous maiden “…sun has won and spring’s begun, pushing through thawing soil, bonfires lit this night; elements delight…” Poetry predates psychotherapy, retail therapy, and solace via chocolate or alcohol. Poetry was and is […]

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Secret of from here to there

Part I: I live in a village with a Cherokee name at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by natural beauty ,and entangled in technology. This land was once rich Indian hunting grounds and all its streets bear Indian names.  Daily, I use technology and my expertise to send complex research and technical files, […]

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The Road that led to Roam

When I wrote this article years ago, I used a pseudonym. Though decades had passed, the events I tried to describe still felt like an unhealed wound, bittersweet and opaque. If you’ve ever confessed to making serious mistakes or ignoring pachyderms in the parlor, you may recognize the difficulty of coming clean while not whitewashing […]

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