Monday, February 24, 2014

Transitions and Preparation

The kids are outside a lot these days, and with the snow off the ground, there's a few people tilling gardens and, like we are, burning the litter that mysteriously accumulates all over the field over the months of winter.
Mulch is brown and patches of grass getting green, and the old things we keep around are looking charming again.
I like these days.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Time to be Outside

Whether around a campfire or working with wood; these are good people to be around during a life.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Escaping From a Higher Altitude

The process of renewing an educator license is one of many steps and in some cases, many locations. I hatched a plan to take some time for a bike ride down the Provo River after getting another set of stupid fingerprints taken for yet another ridiculous background check.
The process at Provo School District's office took only a little time after a hours and fifteen on the road, but the sun was strong, the air fragrant, and the sky beautiful to and from the lake.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tea and Sunsets

Tipsy Concubine oolong and golden sunsets make a February like this one strangely hopeful. The soul needs these things.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Things of Culture and Refinement

Walks in the neighborhood he formerly occupied before moving to Florida, antique pipes, beautiful little cups with Japanese plum infused liquor made this brewing/bottling trip as pleasant as could be imagined.
Thanks to the man who communes with, well, his view of Jehovah.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Reunions of Joy

Ned and Sarah came into town just swinging by as they completed a business trip to Denver. Many were happy to see them, and none more than me, I'll have you know.
Just a day later, one of my dearest students of my college career surprised me while on a whirlwind tour of the US as she celebrates her Baccalaureate in Economics back home in Japan. Kaho is always welcome wherever I may be, and not least because her kindness and poise just seems to increase as she accumulates success.
Amazing people. Many loves to them, wherever they may find themselves.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

An Outing to the Foothills

 Drie had a great time with her boys and I always have a good time with Drie. Such good people and surroundings, words fail me when thinking about this time together.