Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Desolation Wilderness

I had this incredible chance to get away with a few great women from our kid's school. Unbeknownst to me with this trip I fulfilled one of my many dreams: To hike the "Desolation Wilderness".

Now I just have to bicycle-ride through Cuba and climb Machu Piccuh.

Yom Kippur-My Day Of Atonement

Once a year I swim through Lake Anza, passed the lines and signs saying "No Swimming, No wading". Over to the big rock and once all around. I leave all regrets, wrong turns, things said and unsaid, harm done - in the middle of the lake.
Sundown the water was rippled and when I got out it took me hours to warm up. I ate dinner with a fleece blanket wrapped around me and two sleeping-bags.
Spirit clean new year can begin. My favorite holiday in the Jewish tradition.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Teddy in the Wilderness

My daughter and I were getting ready for our adventure trip to the Indian Grinding Rock State Park and of course Teddy needed a fishing and hiking outfit. A local garage sale had small baby clothes available and the smoking father of toddler twins tried to help her pick out the right clothing and asked DylanGrace :"Is your teddy a "he" or is she a "she", while holding up a tiny "Bob the Builder" T-shirt?" DylanGrace answered enlightened: "He is really both. He is a SHAPESHIFTER!"

The grown-ups burst into laughter.