I have been to the Wichita Wildlife Refuge many times, but never made it up to Mt. Scott. Until today! Read more
My sister, daughter and I drove to St. Louis, Missouri from Oklahoma to visit the awesome, Washington State University in St. Louis (WUSTL). That school is so sweet. Read more
I left 2016 with some anxiety, just lingering worries; little thing after little thing building up into a giant emotional rainstorm. However, the New Year is a nice starting point to begin fresh again; even if it is technically just another day. Read more
I have that travel bug. I just want to fly somewhere — and hike. Yes, I would like to hike someplace beautiful. Read more
Dwelling in the present moment, We can see so many beauties and wonders right before our eyes–a child’s smile, the sun rising, the autumn leaves. We can be happy just by being aware of … Read more
I love to go hiking and take snacks along the dirt trail me with. Cliff Bars are great, trail mix, protein bars, etc. I found a nice recipe for quick 5-minute protein truffles. When can you go wrong with truffles? Like, never. Read more
As this year’s pilgrimage is quickly approaching, I yearn to be with my monastery group again in Taiwan. Not this year though. I will be with all of them in thought and volunteering at our home monastery while they are away.
I went on a pilgrimage to Taiwan with our home monastery, Buddha Mind Monastery in Oklahoma City. The Pilgrimage began on July 30, 2014 and ended when we arrived back in OKC on August 15, 2014. It was quite a journey, and it did not end after coming home.
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One night more than a century ago, 16 men lost their lives in a shipwreck off the Oregon Coast Trail.
Source: The Shipwreck of the Lupatia
Ben and I really do love the outdoors when it’s not sweltering hot or freezing cold. April was the perfect time to visit Yosemite National Park. The temperatures were comfortable and the tourist season hadn’t kicked off. Yosemite is known for its granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and abundant hiking trails. This world […]