Lao Tzu

"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” – Lao Tzu


First Spring blooms, my little wildflower patch: Wild Cosmos (pinks), Chinese Houses, Baby's Breath. Still waiting to see dozens more, such as California Poppies, etc., etc.


Mud-Lover, Raiff
Raiff on poor Gwen

Nolie showing cut on finger

Julie & Steve
Jen & Eric

Gwen computing
Steve & Raiff



  1. How beautiful your family is! Love IS the answer! your friend, dhavid

  2. Oh, you noticed! I don't disagree... :)

    Thanks so much, dhavid

  3. I'm still having a little trouble counting your grandchildren. Is that 4 girls and 1 boy I count? That one little gal seems to have a problem with her right middle finger, though. It seems to be stuck in one position.

    That cat looks like she could be Smurfull's sister.

    May your grandchildren never tire of playing with you.

  4. I found you through Thom Hartmann blogs. I enjoyed your bantering about Chris Hedges et all. Being a fan of Chris, I agreed with your standing up for his spirituality. I have read four of Chris's books and found in them a soul that touched me. This message is just to let you know I am glad there are people out there like you. Thanks for being there.
    In my thinking, religion is created by man but spirituality is what it points to. I would have to agree with Joseph Campbell and his recognition that religion comes out of man, not from a personal god. Basically through man's attempts at religion, we have been given the same story over and over. Campbell's book "Hero with a Thousand Faces" points this out and was the beginning of my understanding of man's quest for spirit.
    Campbell liked this quote from Chief Seattle; "The earth does not belong to man. Man belongs to the earth. Man did not create the web of life. He is merely a strand in it. What he does to the web he does to himself." It is to bad more people don't follow that idea.
    Thanks again for your incite and thoughtful ideas.

  5. Thanks so much, stardustborn, for your comment - - I am grateful you're there too and hope you visit me again.

    Your quote from Chief Seattle is so perfect. It reminds me of my discomfort with the song, "This land is my land, this land is your land..." I may be alone in this feeling, but the song seems entirely wrongheaded, as Chief Seattle's wisdom would suggest. I suppose one could interpret the song differently than I do, but there it is. It makes me squirm.

    So now I am inspired to read Campbell's book! I'm afraid that's one of the blank spots in my education! Anyway, thanks again for all.