Unexpected Depths

The spring, or vernal, equinox was last Sunday here in the northern hemisphere.  The day prior I had taken my kids to the Luray Caverns in Virginia, something I had been wanting to do for a few months now, but most weekends were taken up by basketball games.  The equinox marks when the sun passes … More Unexpected Depths

Filtering Through 

This past weekend, in typical Maryland fashion, we had one spring-like day followed by a wintery mix the next.  The end of the work week was warming up, and I noticed that there was only one warm day left, Saturday. I decided to take a trip to the beach.  During online teaching I would visit … More Filtering Through 

Blue Monday Blues

Today is January 24th, 2022 and according to the internet (or just this source), it is also the most depressing day of the year. I Googled this further and discovered that the third Monday in January is known as “Blue Monday” and it is the most depressing day of the year.  Last Monday I was … More Blue Monday Blues

First Hike of 2022: What an Earthworm (and the Dalai Lama) Can Teach Us

The first hike of 2022 brought me back to Patapsco Valley State Park on a freakishly warm day in January the day before I was supposed to return back to work from winter break.  I had gone back and forth about hiking Harpers Ferry, but Maria and I decided on Patapsco so that we could … More First Hike of 2022: What an Earthworm (and the Dalai Lama) Can Teach Us

‘Tis The Season…

Merry Christmas Eve!  My intention was to write a post on the Equinox, but like everyone else, I’ve been busy. I didn’t get a chance to finish the post that day, nor the next. The precise moment of the solstice was 10:59 am EST and I had planned on doing a meditation then, but I … More ‘Tis The Season…

Just Be

On the way to our hike today, the kids and I drove up Route 97 in Maryland and I noticed how brown the leaves looked.  This past week I’ve noticed more of the dark reds, and browns on the leaves, and I started to get upset that soon the branches will be bare.  The time … More Just Be