“The Art of War” by Sun Tzu

Translated by Thomas Cleary 1988 ~ 172 pages A Red Berry Sometimes the red berries are found in unexpected books – even non-fiction books. I first read The Art of War over twenty years ago. I was surprised at all the red berries I found in the book. My favorite one is this: “Plan forContinue reading ““The Art of War” by Sun Tzu”

“Wooden Ships”

Watercolor Lesson #3 ~ Charles Evans “Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy, Easy, you know the way it’s supposed to be, Silver people on the shoreline, let us be, Talkin’ ’bout very free and easy… Go, take your sister then, by the hand, Lead her away from this foreign land, Far away,Continue reading ““Wooden Ships””

Moon Over Red Mountain

November 2022 My friends and I were driving from Silverton to Durango. It was dark, and it was snowing. There was a full moon, so naturally we howled. (Actually, we were singing, but who could tell the difference?) The moonlight illuminated the falling snow. We decided it would be cool if we drove through theContinue reading “Moon Over Red Mountain”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Embracing the Hedgehog

In this fateful hour, all Heaven with its power, I place between myself and the powers of darkness. Madeleine L’Engle ~ A Swiftly Tilting Planet One of my favorite things about the commune was the music. We had in our company several talented singers, songwriters, and musicians who created wonderful music. How beautiful upon theContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Embracing the Hedgehog”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Taking Up Crochet

A hobby is a defiance of the contemporary. It is an assertion of those permanent values which the momentary eddies of social evolution have contravened or overlooked. If this is true, then we may also say that every hobbyist is inherently a radical. Aldo Leopold ~ A Sand County Almanac There were a few foundationalContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Taking Up Crochet”