Joshua Tree (my favorite place in the whole world)

I look at you How tall and green Alone you stand. And I wonder truly How is it to be you? To watch so many Days and nights go by Like a silent witness. Witness to the land Of an indescribable beauty. Where everything Has its own place. Seemingly peaceful Seemingly the same Yet if

Nature Deficit Disorder

*Inspired by the Project Wild Thing documentary  encouraging children to trade 30 minutes of screen time a day to spend more time in nature and outdoors. “The tragic truth is that kids have lost touch with nature and the outdoors in just one generation. Time spent outdoors is down, roaming ranges have fallen drastically, activity levels are declining

Sengenya dance

Can you hear the drums Beating in the dust Hidden by the trees And houses of mud? Can you find the passage Guarded by the goats Grazing the tall grass Moving in circles? Lines are forming, Women then men, Bright colored dresses, Bright lined skirts. Moving their feet, shaking their bodies in a simple rhythm,