Nomadic Musings

The Beat

I was engaged with my phone.  I was wanting something, needing something.  Oblivious to where I was – sitting outside in the backyard on a warm February evening, fruit trees, gentle breezes. There was only the pain held on the screen in front of me. And then I heard the drums, and I felt a… Read More The Beat

Nomadic Musings

Katie and Abby

  Last night Byron Katie was in Boston on tour for her new book co-written with her husband Stephen Mitchell, A Mind at Home with Itself.  I volunteered to serve as staff for the event.  I didn’t hear anything back, and so I thought – bummer.   And then it came to me to invite… Read More Katie and Abby

Nomadic Musings

Loneliness

On this beautiful trip, I have some wonderful companions- Margie, Paul, the dogs, the people I meet. I also have another very frequent companion in my travels: loneliness. I see how many places in my life I’ve hidden from loneliness, run away from it, distracted myself so I wouldn’t have to meet it. Traveling is… Read More Loneliness

Nomadic Musings

Loss

  About a week ago, I received an email from a man, cutting me out of his life. It was the night of the full moon and partial lunar eclipse.  As I sat there reading his scathing words, I was sitting on a porch, on a porch swing, on Vashon Island, overlooking Puget Sound. The… Read More Loss