Friday, November 11, 2011

Bird Watcher's Digest article on Lewis' woodpeckers

Here is a link to an article in the May/June 2011 issue of Bird Watcher's Digest on a Lewis' woodpecker project here in Bend, Oregon.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Breath Equals Possibility

I recently saw this phrase and thought, "How appropriate." Especially since life has thrown me a breaking ball and my badly timed swing corkscrewed me into the dirt.

So I stand back up and breathe. Step out of the batter's box and check the third-base signals. Another breath. Step back in and get ready for possibilities. Profound? No. Reality? Yes.

As a writer, I live in a land of possibilities filled with book contracts, job bids, magazine acceptance, photo opportunities. Possibilities fuel my world and I regard them as precious commodities. Each and every one is really a gift.

Of course, this doesn't mean that negativity, fear, rejection, or impossibilities don't exist. I visit those lands even if I don't want to, but I can choose to walk the rim between those two places. Acknowledge both exist and choose where to walk. And to breathe.  

Possibilities at every fork in the road. Now to pursue them...