Reimagining Our Lives Summer 2017

Three Words That Can Change the Way You Feel

Because I’ve already began to hear from several people  that the holidays are stressful and that they are often faced with dread, I’d like to repost a blog I wrote at the beginning of this...

The Gift Of Sneezing

It is nearly Thanksgiving  and the afternoon sun is still blazing through the golden trees and up through the hills.  Overhead migrating birds continue to leave the valley sounding stories about their summer adventures and cautions about the upcoming winter.  The smell of late fall, wet...

Interview with John Erickson

In this interview,  John Erickson explores Swan’s Near Death Experience and the impact it had upon his belief system and his life.

Legacies

The Impressions You Make I have a picture of my grandfather as a young man. It is a faded sienna photograph of Charlie loading barrels of maple sap onto a horse drawn wagon. It...

Bread, Cheese, and Tears

After an incredibly long summer the temperatures are dropping at night and the rains are moving in.  On several late night walks with Lucky – we go very late – he has no social skills...

The Joy of Mopping a Floor

Tomorrow, January 12, 2016 – on the 6th anniversary of having died and been resuscitated after 40 minutes of CPR – I’m going to mop the huge floor of an art gallery that I am...

Into the Blues

During the winter months, when the thermometer hovers below “chilly” and the sky turns metallic, I have to dig a little deeper for my joy. This stretch of calendar feels trip-wired for small bombs...

Somewhere In Heaven

(Author’s note:  I’ve always kept journals.  I read them from time to time and wonder.  I’ve continued to wonder about Toby). Journal entry December 8, 2008, 11 p.m. At the beach cabin by myself....