The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act

Life throws all of us off balance at timesā€”sometimes so far off balance that we fall. It can take a little time (and a little laughter) while we pick ourselves back up. Last week I had a reminder of how this can happen in the literal sense. My hiking buddy and I...
A Season for Gifts

A Season for Gifts

White flower buds, each no bigger than a poppy seed, hang in clusters from delicate red stems on two manzanita bushes that will be taller than I am in a few years. You would have to be very close to see these buds: Some barely peek out amidst the foliage. But in a few...