Photo by TJ Parker

“Maybe, maybe not. One thing you learn when you’ve lived as long as I have—people aren’t all good, and people aren’t all bad. We move in and out of darkness and light all of our lives. Right now, I’m pleased to be in the light.” ~ Unwind, Neal Shusterman


Sometimes, carrying on, just carrying on, is the superhuman achievement.

~ Albert Camus

Photo by Fred Moore | Convict Lake, Mono County, California

Start of the day in the Eastern Sierras

Hope will never be silent.

~ Harvey Milk

Photo by Pam Sutton | Phoenix, Arizona


My little green world

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.

~ Maya Angelou

Photo by Beverly Zuerlein, Moon and Back Photography | Bull moose at Warm Springs, near Antelope Flats, Wyoming


Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.

~ E.E. Cummings

Photo by Pam Sutton | Great blue heron in Scottsdale, Arizona

Muddy toes

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Photo by Karen McQuilken


You’ve discovered a wellspring, simply allow it to flow and it will fill your world. Don’t try to keep a safe distance so as to see what happens. Don’t wait to be certain before you take a step. What you give, you will receive, although it might sometimes come from the place you least expect.

~ Paulo Coelho

Photo by Andrew Renkert | Kenai, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska

Kenai Autumn