Posted in August 2011

The Great Blue Heron

I have an outdoor fish pond, and am very familiar with predators arriving for an easy meal. Owls, Raccoons, Kingfishers and Great Blue Herons have all come to hunt. More than once, I have returned home to find a Heron standing in a tree close to my pond. (That’s right, Herons will stand or roost … Continue reading

Consciously Choosing Elderhood

I recently made a trip to Mt. Shasta for a week long retreat. Six “young elders,” all of us over 60, gathered to contemplate moving into the last one-third of our lives. We wanted to make a conscious choice about this transition from middle age to Elder. What does it mean to be an Elder? … Continue reading