Tag Archives: peace



sweet kinder

creates a beautiful and comfortable bed

for the rhino with the broken foot

so that he has a place to lie down

and recover in peace.

“as great scientists have said and as all children know,

it is above all by the imagination

that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope.”

-ursula k. le guin


#spa life


beautiful place

to spend a few days

 no agenda

no timeline

no worries

immersed in peaceful and historical beauty

“if you can attain repose and calm, believe that you have seized happiness.”

-julie jeanne eleonore de laepinasse


london, ontario, canada





sit down.


“the best way to resolve any problem in the human world

is for all sides to sit down and talk.”

-dalai lama





miller nature area, ann arbor, mi, usa

(110 parks down – 50ish to go)


the art of doing nothing.


“ah! to do nothing – and to do it well.”

-veronique vienne




 spent tonight at a rally

on the diag at the university of michigan

with mayor chris taylor addressing our city

as we stand in solidarity with charlottesville

and for all those who continue to stand against

 racism, hate, violence, and inequality 

organized in 10 hours

through grass roots movements

 and a lot of heart and passion

a police officer, a mayor, a photographer, a bagpiper, a retiree

and hundreds of others

all different

yet all here for the same reason


“it is the kindness …that finally decides our fate.”
— barack obama


almost home.


and upon happening behind

this van covered in peace and love

and words galore

complete with notes

“listen to your mother” – love, mom

   “make good choices” – love, dad

 and a peace sign and a smile

flashed to me by the driver

when finally side by side 

i knew i was at my exit

and almost home. 

“there are a thousand thoughts lying within a man

that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write. ”

-william makepeace thackeray