The Two Emotions

Society seems to have embraced anger, hate, vitriol and fear now more than ever. Actions and words that shock the collective consciousness of a civilized society have become battle cries hastened by the voices of a few emboldened souls who condemn anything and anyone that does not fit within their idea of rightness or deservedness.…

Light the World, Darling

Why is it that we as a society have such a difficult time letting our light shine? We often moderate ourselves in order to fit in, to not be too much, or for someone else's comfort. But what happens when you dim your light? Not only do you deprive yourself of giving and receiving love,…

Casco Viejo

Photos by k.a. johnson The simple, historic beauty of this place lights my heart! I love to travel. Interestingly, I did not travel much in my younger days. Perhaps I would not have appreciated the different cultures, environs, and people as I do now. Now, the experience of a world outside of my own excites…

This Most Unusual Year

What a year it's been, eh? From the pandemic that has altered life as we know it all over the world, to political and social unrest in the United States, to devastating wildfires here in my home state of California, 2020 has been a doozy. If you had told me in March that the next…

Infinite Hope

There is no doubt that 2017 was a difficult year. Newscasts, social media feeds, even strangers in the check out line at the market are lamenting the difficulties and tribulations we have faced, collectively, as a nation, and individually as human beings.   The hate, division, greed and absolute lack of compassion for people and Earth…

Panama

I recently took a long overdue and much needed vacation.  Over the years I have taken time off from work, but always in the form of a staycation.  You see, I have become quite the homebody, often preferring to tuck away in the comfort and security of my home of 20-plus years rather than exploring…