Oh Deer

I am lucky enough to live not much more than an hour away from the Ocala National Forest in central Florida. There, on beautiful Lake Kerr, is a yoga institute that I frequent. This young buck was raised by humans across the street from the institute when it was orphaned. He loves human contact and … More Oh Deer

Crossing Borders

  Day 2 – Still Finally pointed toward Alabama we sit back and take in our surroundings. “Ooooo. Florida Caverns State Park. Where is that? It looks close. What is it?!” Me. “I don’t know, but you won’t be finding out today.” Him. “Florida Caverns State Park. Florida Caverns State Park.” Me, imprinting it in … More Crossing Borders

Shiny things

London, England It’s been almost two months since I’ve returned from India. For three full days before India I was in London. I had nearly forgotten. I loved it. It was chilly and one day quite rainy, but the energy was electric, in a perfectly appropriate British way, and they had a Starbucks right around … More Shiny things

Gator Wisdom

Today I met an alligator. A new one. A little over a week ago I had met a few others; a pile of babies, some smallish – maybe teenagers – at a safe distance and one a little larger and closer than I was comfortable with. I quickly took his picture then pretended to be … More Gator Wisdom

Magical Entry

Oviedo, FL: On a dirt road near my home there are five acre plots of land, each with one home. These are not ginormous new money monuments to consumerism homes. These are off the grid within the city limits style homes. Big vegetable gardens, a couple of goats or cows, unmanicured, natural lawns. Old Florida. … More Magical Entry

Everyday Magic

Salt Springs, FL: Been thinking a lot about everyday magic lately. There is nowhere where magic isn’t. It’s about awareness. It’s about imagining possibilities into life; becoming so hyper-aware just long enough to see a dragonfly smile. It’s watching an ant carry at least a million times his body weight of some unidentifiable treasure back … More Everyday Magic