A Gardening Sankalpa

In yoga philosophy, a sankalpa is a term that refers to a heartfelt desire, a solemn vow, an intention, or a resolve to do something.  It could be something like repeating a several malas of a mantra each day, performing a particular practice before or after meditation, or just resolving Read more…

Multicolored flowering shrub - University of Washington

College tour bees

Last week, my youngest son and I went out to Oregon and Washington to look at colleges.  Patrick is going to be a high school senior (or rising senior as they all say now), so he’s been making a list of schools he’s interested in.  I have a good friend Read more…

Bee yard in bloom

Spring Has Sprung

The sun is shining, the grass has riz, oh what a wonderful day it is!  After one of the wettest and dreariest Mays on record, we are finally experiencing some of the famed Colorado sunshine again.  I got 6.4″ of rain for the month of May and we didn’t hit Read more…


Signs of Spring

While my friends and fellow beeks are dealing with snow and cold in the Northeast, we are enjoying a bit of spring-like weather here in the West.  As we meteorologists say: “Trough (cold) in the East, Ridge (warm) in the West”  (and vice-versa).  Here in the Colorado Front Range, a Read more…


Clover 4 Luck

When I was growing up, my grandparents had a summer home on Echo Lake in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  It was an idyllic place on a dirt road surrounded by fields of wildflowers and woods.  The view was much like that from the postcard below taken just up the Read more…