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Desert Water Wisdom: Appreciating the Liquid of Life


The impact that water has on our daily lives is often taken for granted. Spending time in Death Valley, California, reminded me of the importance of water to our survival. Survival experts refer to ‘the Rule of Threes’ with people unable to survive for more than: 3 minutes without air – 3 hours without shelter – 3 days without waterRead More …

Eureka Moments in Death Valley


Sometimes when you find yourself in desolate places, the almost total absence of life can inspire new life in mysterious ways. This eureka moment occurred to me while questing in California’s Death Valley. Actually, a group of us were questing in the more remote Eureka Valley, the southern section being part of Death Valley National Park. Yes the terrain wasRead More …

Spring Solstice Selfie


To celebrate the end of winter and mark the official start to spring, stop and snap a selfie … you don’t have to post it but bravely look at the picture and ask yourself this question … “how am I really doing this spring solstice?” I suggested this simple pause last solstice as a way to reflect back what isRead More …

It may be when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~ Wendell Berry