Thursday, April 19, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cortez Amarillo:

These amazing yellow flowers bloom on these trees for only four days each year.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

On Children - Kahlil Gibran

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Monday, January 15, 2018

Friday, December 01, 2017

Taken at dusk near Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Arenal Volcano - when I look at this I can almost see the Pterodactyls circling around the top - so Jurassic looking!

Howler Monkeys

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Birdcloud - Springwater

Love this! - Reminds me of sooooo many similar nights...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

I was watching a live feed of Times Square, while listening to the drumbeat of mass-shootings, hurricanes, missile tests, earthquakes, riots, wildfires, refugees...  I was struck by a sobering thought: 
I don't know whether or not there will still be people there in one hundred years - sadly, it seems increasingly likely that there will not. 
If there are, I don't know what they will be thinking, but I do know what they will not be thinking: they will not be thinking about the next smartphone upgrade, they will not be thinking about their portfolios or their vacation homes, they will not be thinking about their luxury cars, 'alternative facts' or whose lives matter. 
If people can not get past materialism, ideology and fear then the future will be one in which there will no longer be people. 
If the world is to be saved it will not be saved by programs or policies or laws, it will be saved by changed minds, and populated by those who are intuitively aware of the interconnectedness and interdependency of all things - that the world is sacred and that we belong to that world.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Civilization is Scary...

When I first came to the jungle, I was so creeped-out by all the critters and bugs and random poisonous monsters that I slept with a Rambo knife and a big stick for several weeks; and if I had to walk through the thick bush. I wore heavy boots with jeans tucked in at the ankles. Going into the jungle made me nervous.

Today I walk through the bush barefoot, barely dressed in Tarzan-chic and think of the critters as my brothers and sisters. I will lie down for a nap on the ground almost anywhere and I find that leaving the warm, nurturing, protective blanket of the jungle makes me nervous - I think I've become human?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wow! It's been five years since I've updated this - way too long - going to have to make up for lost time!
I'll start with a couple of pics of our jungle home in Costa Rica: