Lightening the Load

My phone has been acting up lately. The most frequent—now daily—problem has been a spontaneous disconnection with the phone service. It doesn’t tell me that it’s no longer accepting calls. I’ll look at it at some point and see “No Service.” If I’m in the house, I’m on...

A Season of Inspiration

I woke on Ash Wednesday morning with my head full of inspirations. This was a great thing, on many levels. First, it was 6:30 am, which meant I’d slept the night through. Too often recently, I’ve woken at 2:30 am, my head filled with a long list of things that need...

Living in Community

I love watching the birds at our feeders. We’ve set out a number of different kinds of feeders, which naturally attract different kinds of birds. This feeder, which holds nyjer or thistle seeds, is only accessible to the smaller birds with the shape of beak that can...

New Mexico Foliage

It’s not as spectacular as the foliage in New England, but New Mexico has its own special beauty in the fall.On our hike this past week, we did not find fields filled with color. Instead, we saw spots of color highlighted amidst an evergreen and desert-brown...