Staying Connected

Our local radio station in Juneau, Alaska, is offering a new segment to help keep us connected during this time called Community Connection. They asked me to share a piece, and you can listen to it here. The title is "Grounded". Thank you, KTOO!

Last Breath

El que niega la muerte, niega la vida.  (He who denies death, denies life.) -- Octavio Paz Yesterday the last leaf fell from our maple tree as my grandmother succumbed to a long sleep. She is between worlds now, purring like a kitty cat. Fall catches us in a bed of vermillion and rust to …

Costa Rica

photo: Dani Nicole Photography Breeze exhales in your left ear. Inhale sea spray. Hot sun consumes the thick jungle and complexions, varnishing the lucky ones until they sparkle. Your body, boneless, slithers into a hammock. Shadows of palm fronds dance over bare legs, chased by sunbeams. Toenails resemble pink shells in the sand. Ocean waves wash …

Wildfire Birthday

Wildfires wrapped me in their hazy cocoon yesterday.Muffled all sounds and thoughts like a cold,Like the eerie quiet of underwater. Orange sun transformed my living room into a glass of Tang.  A parliament of eagles vied for salmon guts on the beach, chasing off the ravens over daisies and seaweed. Quarreling ravens forced out a …