I’m Unplugging: So Long, Louisiana August

Dear Sharon, You are a fool if you don’t get out of that heat soon and take a cool break in the mountains where you can skinny-dip in a cold stream and sleep under the stars. Your arch-nemesis, August Sold. I’m not a fool. I decided Sunday night that there was no reason for me […]

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Breathing Into Fear and Living Anyway

I was exploring the website of The Red Shoes this morning trying to choose some events that spoke to me for the next month or so. Michael Conforti, a Jungian analyst, is coming to lead a workshop at The Red Shoes in August. I have never heard of him, but he is teaching a workshop […]

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Camping: Mountain View AR

For a month I’ve been absolutely dying to get into woods. July and August are just too hot to go camping, and I won’t do it until things start to cool down. I was thrilled when the temps started to drop into the 80s the second week of August. I was ready! My trusty friend […]

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Daddy

Everybody knows my Dad as Sam King. And, EVERYBODY knows Sam King. I can’t remember any family trip we ever took – and we traveled a lot – where someone, somewhere didn’t yell across a room, a lake, a street, “Is that Sam King?” We would roll our eyes and laugh. We just could not […]

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My Girl Ashok

Ashok means “without sadness” in Sanskrit, the language of yoga. I wanted a dog for companionship. Now, I’m a cat person. I have always been and always will be. I just love snuggling up with a cat purring in my ear. But, I couldn’t take my cats camping. They definitely wouldn’t go kayaking. And, I […]

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