California Dreams–Letting Go!


I remember my second visit to California, I was 18 years old and loving this place!  Near the end of my trip, I read some graffiti on a freeway overpass, “Tourists GO HOME”!  I remember feeling really bad when I read it, almost like I had been personally attacked. I couldn’t understand how someone would wantContinue reading “California Dreams–Letting Go!”

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Baffled by Bottle Brush


I was at the end of taking a group on a hike in Malibu. It was a magical day as always.  One of the hikers and I landed on a curb to do some stretching.  The tree that lined the curb was a gorgeous bottle brush tree.  I mentioned that they happen to be myContinue reading “Baffled by Bottle Brush”

All Cooperative Components


My life has been so magical lately that I just want to keep on getting out in it and see what happens next. Today was a really long day–a 3 hour mountain bike ride in the heat of the day, 2 hours in the car to and from the trail head and I still foundContinue reading “All Cooperative Components”

The Hike of Your Life


The hike of your life… If you’ve ever gone on a long, hot, arduous hike, you know how closely it relates to life.   Sometimes it’s really high and challenging and other times it is low, boring and mundane. Life is a lot like a hike! One hike stands out in my mind. I wasContinue reading “The Hike of Your Life”