Posted in Musings

Waiting For You

I am the bird who hops and pecks
I am the mountain standing tall and firm
I am the sky so vast and open
I am the clouds with wispy fans

I am the juniper bush, fragrant when you pass
I am the lizard slithering playfully on your window sill
I am the scorpion, deadly despite my size
I am the sand, little scorpions tiny feet make imprints on me

I am the sun, hot and strong, lighting your day
I am the earth, allowing roots for  trees and flowers
I am the tiny yellow buds, here for a short moment,
Just to make you happy.

I am the sage, ancient, medicinal, sacred
I am rocks, hard and solid and heavy
I am the rain, so precious and clean
I am the stream, here to refresh you

I am the stars at night, to delight you and show you the way
I am the moon, reflecting all that is, quietly
I am the coyote, playful, singing and with my clan
I am the bear, fierce, elusive and motherly

I am the snake, misunderstood and feared, because I create change
I am the hummingbird bringing you joy
I am the mosquito just to test your patience
I am the ant, busy with my duties

I am your shadow, never there twice
I am the grass, so you may rest at ease
I am the silt at the bottom of the stream, so you can cool your toes
I am life itself, enjoy me now because

I am death and I will come for you
Sooner than you think
For you do not think of me
Though I am over your shoulder


For you.


Posted in Pilgrim's journey, Resources

Crestone Artists

The leaves are turning and sunset arrives a bit earlier each evening the past few weeks. A new season has arrived in Crestone.

This coming weekend, October 10-11, 2015, Crestone artists open their studios to all for a celebration of art. This year, I will be one of those artists.

Crestone has recently been identified as a possible Creative District, a designation offered to unique communities in the state.**

Please join us from 1-6 on both Saturday and Sunday and meet our vibrant artist community.

Go to for more details.

Crestone Artists


**The state’s creative districts are capitalizing on Colorado’s creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents. The goal of this program is to help Colorado Creative Districts achieve the administrative structure, funding streams, community engagement process, strategic plan and staff structure that provide both immediate sustainability and opportunities to evolve.

In 2011, the Colorado legislature passed and Governor Hickenlooper signed a law encouraging the formation of Creative Districts in communities, neighborhoods or contiguous geographic areas, for the purposes of:

  • Attracting artists and creative entrepreneurs to a community, infusing new energy and innovation, which in turn will enhance the economic and civic capital of the community;
  • Creating hubs of economic activity, thereby enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as create new economic activity;
  • Attracting visitors;
  • Revitalizing and beautifying communities;
  • Providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community’s unique identity;
  • Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events and amenities;
  • Contributing to the development of healthy communities; and
  • Improving the quality of life of the State’s residents.
  • from the website:
Posted in Musings

Not Me

Trippers and askers surround me,


People I meet…the effect upon me of my early life…of the ward and city I live in…of the nation,


The latest news…discoveries, inventions, societies…authors old and new,


My dinner, dress, associates, looks, business, compliments, dues,


The real or fancied indifference of some man or woman I love,


The sickness of one of my folks – or of myself…or ill-doing…or loss or lack of money…or depressions or exaltations,


They come to me days and nights and go from me again,


But they are not the Me myself.


~Walt Whitman


Posted in Uncategorized


If you’re in Chiang Mai, Thailand over the holidays, go study Ashtanga with Liz Derow!

Yoga with Liz Derow

chiang mai flowersThree weeks of ashtanga yoga in the style of Sri K Pattabhi Jois, taught by authorised Level 2 teacher, Liz Derow. All students are welcome whether they have experience in this style of yoga are not. For more information about ashtanga yoga please see

The classes are every morning at 7.45am. No class on Saturdays or on the 1st of January.  The instruction will be ‘Mysore style’ — each student in the small classes will receive individual instruction and attention from the teacher. This is how this style of asana is traditionally taught. When taught this way, ashtanga is suitable for everyone with each practitioner developing an individual practice suitable for them at that particular point in time.

Practical: Mats are available to use at the studio if you need one, and you should bring a towel or yoga rug if you have one. Please try not to eat anything for at least two hours before class.

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Posted in Musings

Share Your Gifts



A gift isn’t fully realised until it is given away, then. Those who will not acknowledge gratitude or who refuse to labor in its service neither free their gifts nor really come to possess them.

~ Lewis Hyde, The Gift


Photo credit from National Geographic

Posted in Yoga

Richard Freeman on Yoga and Ambition

Here’s a short interview my friend Waylon at Elephant Journal did recently at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado with Richard Freeman about the trap of ambition in the path of yoga.