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Oh joy! San Francisco Bay Area and Environs, #10 2014 Trip
7/8/2014 5:56:04 PM,  16 COMMENTS

The first stopover in the SF Bay Area, has come and gone and this blog is long overdue. (I am now visiting dear Kathy, ATRANSFORMATION, in Folsom, Sa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

We have arrived! #9 2014 Trip
6/26/2014 10:52:34 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I would say I'm into the third chapter of this adventure, one being Little Rock to San Diego, where I rendezvoused with Diana, two being the trip up t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Title: Trundling up the California Coast #8 2014 Trip
6/25/2014 10:09:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm entering the near past, not to dwell there (of course), but simply to begin to bring you up to the present. I left off in Blog #7 having arrived...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

San Francisco or bust! #7 2014 Trip
6/24/2014 6:23:22 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the San Francisco digs (near Geary and Presidio) of dear friend Jnani, where Diana and I are currently hanging out. Jnani is in sout...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Friends and Dos Picos County Park #6 2014 Trip
6/15/2014 11:10:11 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I traveled on the famous Route 66 to my old Hawaii-now-Arizona friend Sam's, in Topock, AZ, arriving a week ago. Scenery along the wa...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Miscellaneous trip shots #5 2014 Trip
6/14/2014 11:24:25 AM,  7 COMMENTS

It's a sunny, warm morning in Brawley. I'm on my bicycle at 6:00am and decided to come to Starbucks to post some of the photos that have "fallen by...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

More bicycling in the high desert #4 2014 Trip
6/13/2014 9:25:19 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, it has been a rather challenging day, because after I left my friend's place in Topock, AZ my cell phone died. I'm in Brawley now for the night...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

A little of this, a little of that, #3 2014 Trip
6/10/2014 1:45:54 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Because my computer access is so limited (I'm at the library doing this), I will just send some photo clips today, and hope to have greater access whe...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

To meet everything and everyone through stillness, #2B 2014 Trip
6/3/2014 10:10:32 AM,  17 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am re-posting yesterday's blog -- THE NEW...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Woven around the heart of wonder, #2 2014 Trip
6/2/2014 10:51:30 AM,  11 COMMENTS

May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. -- John O'Donohue I am well into the west coast road trip, havin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Get Your Kicks on Route 66, #1 2014 Trip
5/20/2014 12:27:51 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Bon voyage brunch at Patio Cafe last Saturday with yoga sisters, Brooke on the left, teacher extraordinaire Meg on the right The countdown...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Listen to things more often than beings.
4/23/2014 5:40:55 PM,  17 COMMENTS

I am deeply comforted by this profound poem. I find it inspiring as I become more intricately involved in the planning for my May 24 departure. 534...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

On the Death of the Beloved -- for a dear friend
3/17/2014 10:23:32 AM,  20 COMMENTS

On The Death Of The Beloved Though we need to weep your loss, You dwell in that safe place in our hearts, Where no storm or night or pain...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

New Year's Eve
12/31/2013 1:59:43 AM,  19 COMMENTS

It's going on 2:00am and I'm still up. And the irony of "What to Remember When Waking," David Whyte's poignant creation, isn't escaping me. No...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I heard the bells on Christmas Day....
12/25/2013 2:34:01 PM,  19 COMMENTS

When you’re happy, sing. When you’re sad, sing even louder. --Irish Proverb Holy Holly, Greg Turiya Liotta I've always felt that if I c...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

My dear Spark friends!
12/24/2013 2:27:30 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Joyful greetings this holiday season! I hope all of you far-and-near bask in contentment -- Alone or surrounded by family and/or friends...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Really...EVERYTHING?
10/12/2013 2:38:56 PM,  21 COMMENTS

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VALERIEMAHA

Fall Song, Mary Oliver
9/30/2013 4:44:26 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Fall Song Another year gone, leaving everywhere its rich spiced residues: vines, leaves, the uneaten fruits crumbling damply in th...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Summer's end
9/17/2013 11:58:46 AM,  29 COMMENTS

Blazing summer days: no force could bring them back. Clouds suddenly rising off the river, lovely, so lovely, ducks leave a bridge's shad...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The good news and the bad news....
7/1/2013 12:59:35 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Yeah, let's meet there to talk about this -- I have good news and not-so-good news: After embarking upon a conscious program (once agai...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

One year from now....
5/16/2013 1:41:52 PM,  30 COMMENTS

I hesitated to write this blog because it can be yet another way to be on the computer INSTEAD of "on the mat" or with the free weights or on my...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Endings...and beginnings, Part 2 (#8, Ecuador, 2013)
4/22/2013 4:14:56 PM,  18 COMMENTS

As I get increasingly enmeshed with *this* altered state since returning from Ecuador March 19, the vividness of the experiences blur slightly and...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Endings...and beginnings, Part 1 (#7, Ecuador, 2013)
3/28/2013 5:17:37 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Every door is another passage, another boundary we have to go beyond. --Rumi 144 We sometimes step, sometimes stumble, and other times we are...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

On the road in Ecuador (#6, Ecuador, 2013)
3/24/2013 3:34:12 PM,  27 COMMENTS

A hundred blossoming white lotus flowers for you, a Buddha-to-be. Note: Please substitute "A bouquet of blossoming salmon-hued...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

71 years on the planet...REALLY??? (#5, Ecuador, 2013)
3/2/2013 3:24:37 PM,  31 COMMENTS

What they say is true...aging is like a snowball gathering speed as it rolls down the hill...incredible how the years are whirling by these days!!! I...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Break through
2/24/2013 6:14:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I cried in front of my brother today. hmph. I was bawling about being stuck between a rock and a hard place; between wanting to do something I--want...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Fat Chicks Can Do Yoga
2/23/2013 2:38:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did a sun salutation today. My goal has been to at least one a day, but that's been come and go over the past few days since I started the goal. T...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Drinking Rose Hip Tea and Sipping on the Sun...
2/22/2013 2:16:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

There is always the looming question of "what to do with my life?" Asking dad for a bit of earth to start growing things for the farmers' market...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Someday, It Will Stop...Right?
2/21/2013 7:04:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I've been mindlessly eating for months, now--as evidenced by my gain of 70 pounds. I know it's not healthy; I know I felt better in "the old me" (of...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Love (#4, Ecuador, 2013)
2/15/2013 11:46:21 AM,  27 COMMENTS

View of Rio Intag from terraza outside our room at Tierra & Sol Lodge, Intag, Ecuador 214 Aimless Love This morning as I walked along...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The Universe (#3, Ecuador, 2013)
1/19/2013 10:32:17 AM,  24 COMMENTS

I 26the Teachings as expressed by Eckhart Tolle! 67 Life continues to careen toward the Center in all its fierce beauty, and I'm holdin...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

One World (#2, Ecuador, 2013)
1/15/2013 6:11:02 PM,  28 COMMENTS

Poem of the One World This morning the beautiful white heron was floating above the water and then into the sky of this one world ...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Presence (#1, Ecuador, 2013)
1/6/2013 1:49:09 PM,  29 COMMENTS

Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. My place of residence with Adelaida and her daugh...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The invisible thread in pilgrimage
12/23/2012 8:12:12 PM,  20 COMMENTS

I am looking at this three-month sojourn in South America, which will begin on Christmas Day, as a pilgrimage, a stepping off into the mystery,...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

What is laughter?
12/3/2012 9:34:13 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Without laughter, life would be unbearable, huh! It's the grease in the joints of the vehicle that carries us through it all -- the good, the bad, an...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

I can't believe I'm 184 :P
11/26/2012 5:25:26 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Warning: this is going to be whiney and complaining :P How did I get this far??? I'm so not used to this body! I was perfectly comfortable in...  Read more

GENKI_WARRIOR

Wash Our Spirits Clean
11/26/2012 7:08:28 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Dear Joe Riley, amazing purveyor of magnificent poetry to my Inbox each week, said this with this posting, "With so much emphasis on shopping rather t...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

The Medicine of Poetry
11/5/2012 9:49:04 AM,  16 COMMENTS

This morning's principal article from DailyGood.org by Kim Rosen speaks so beautifully to the healing power of poetry that I'm sharing the full text h...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

Virtual 5k DONE!
11/4/2012 1:49:33 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Last Monday I did my virtual 5k. It was one of those runs that contained the agony and the ecstasy. Going out was pretty good, legs were a bit tired...  Read more

IFFYIFFY

TODAY
11/1/2012 9:12:28 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Logan Pass at Sunset, Glacier National Park, Montana TODAY The ordinary miracles begin. Somewhere a signal arrives: "Now," and the ray...  Read more

VALERIEMAHA

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