As anyone who grew up near the ocean has felt, something shifts inside you when you get near to it, especially after time apart. A homecoming, a sense of inevitability, a low-resonant peace… For me as I walk up to it I feel as though I am greeting it, as though I’ve been remiss and … More A world ruled by violence and chaos?
This morning I wanted to head into the backyard and have some quiet with my mom’s garden and read a book. We have two dogs, and there is a hole in the fence between ours and a neighbor’s yard where another dog, a three legged pit bull named Rugby comes through. Dog body language is … More mortal combat and meditation; mean dogs
“The point of relationship is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good relationship is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an … More The point of relationship…
I woke at 7:30 this morning in spite of two glasses of whiskey yesterday evening. I had it in my mind to get out of the house before anyone was awake, get tea and a pastry and head to Point Reyes for a long hike. A little headachy in the cold drafty morning air of … More What’s the question?