America is…

So fellow travelers, this will not be a “zen moment” haiku post…. and for my readers who live outside the maelstrom of the United States, bear with me as I speak directly to my fellow Americans. At best you will gain some insight into what the experience of the past 24 hours has been like …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Red Angel

So fellow travelers, when I reach the edge of emotional resilience nature is the sanctuary which brings my energy back to  center.  In general, I proactively make healing time in nature a regular part of my routine, even if it’s just the daily walk times with our dog. Since our  return from the early October …

Deborah H Rahalski

Actions Speak Louder

 So fellow travelers, in light of recent events, I held off publishing the last post I wrote, choosing instead to immerse myself in coming to a better understanding of what the voices speaking out need me to do. The process left me with what fellow writer, mentor and friend Tom Atkins refers to as an …

Deborah H Rahalski

Deborah H Rahalski

Faith Full

So fellow travelers, being aware it’s easy to pass off yesterday’s ardent post about my week with Switchfoot as the spellbound babble of a star struck fan I wanted to follow up because these exceptional musicians are such genuinely accessible humans they allow us to feel more like family than fans. Drew Shirley gets some …

Deborah H Rahalski

Westward Home

So fellow travelers, this past week brought waves of joy, healing, grace and some damn fine rock and roll I am still integrating the experience and as the insights begin to take coherent form those will be shared with my favorite images of the week’s events and memories. For now, having traveled to PDX, I …

Deborah H Rahalski

Ice-ing

So fellow travelers, sometimes the detours which happen along the way lead to unexpected gifts like this lunch stop I made on the way to see my favorite band ,Switchfoot, play tonight in New Jersey. Goyza and bubble tea at Mitsuwa My road trips this season have been plagued by weather related delays and cancellations. …

Deborah H Rahalski

Fading West*

So fellow travelers, a friend who reads my blog posts commented on the line I used at the end of a recent entry. Their point was well taken. “Nothing in (my) life would ever be the same” is indeed a rather sweeping claim. Being aware of the hyperbolic aura it casts, I did not use …

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Until

So fellow travelers, this early morning image of our recently thawed pond feels like a metaphor for things evolving around me.   Darkness smooth as glass deep as night soft as velvet deceptively inviting mesmerizing until a spark of Light ignites hope tread water listen love calls from the illuminated shore hear follow swim breathe …

Deborah H Rahalski