Tag Archives: Stacy Boorn

Rivets, Rust and Rope: Remembering Our Rosies

I ran my hand over the rusting rivets as a ritual of remembrance and reverence for the women, the “Rosies,”  that changed the course of history in the Kaiser shipyards of Richmond and San Francisco as well as in many … Continue reading

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flamingos teach us the art of cooperation and coexistence

I’d like to confess to a bit of wickedness I pulled off as a 10 year old.  On a balmy summer day in upstate New York I noticed that our neighbors were away on vacation.  I sauntered onto their front … Continue reading

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Namibia #5 – its vastness leaves you feeling alone…

The Desert, for me, is a vast, barren land where the extremes of nature are found.  As the wind blows, one can quickly be lost in wilderness wanderings, hopefully to emerge with new insights and dreams. One of the largest … Continue reading

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Namibia #4 – drinking from the waterholes of life!

It’s almost miraculous that so many African animals manage to eke out an existence in the arid, desert-like environment of Namibia — elephants, lions, cheetah, rhinos, oryx and wild horses to name a few. We can be sincerely thankful that … Continue reading

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Namibia #3 – Finding other kinds of memory gems!

A biting wind greeted us on our arrival at Kolmanskop.  No more than 45 degrees outside, the swirling fog couldn’t temper the chill even as the barely visible shape of the sun began brightening the gray morning sky. You would … Continue reading

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Yosemite – where you receive abundant natural blessings.

A few weeks ago I wanted to get out of the office and do some camping, but all my favorite coastal sites were full.  So, for the fun of it, I looked online at campgrounds in other locations to see … Continue reading

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July – The grace and beauty of Swan wisdom – take the ride!

San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts is a stunning historic landmark.  Modeled after classic Greco-Roman architecture, the palace was built as a temporary structure for the 1915 Pan-American Exhibition.  It stood for decades until it was reconstructed with more permanent … Continue reading

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June – walking down a path…into the light!

Many guided meditations ask us to visualize ourselves walking down a path. Like roads, paths are meant to lead us to a particular destination, but they are very different. Paths keep us close to the environment we are walking through … Continue reading

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May – Quietness to honking laughter!

If I had been near a volcano, I would have been convinced that the white shapes ascending into the sky were the prelude of a large scale eruption. But I was in the middle of flat, uncultivated farmland. My first … Continue reading

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April – Tip-toe through the tulips with her…

As tulips open they mimic the shape of the female body, the body which in ancient times was honored as a vessel of grace. Yet they, both tulips and women, remain grounded in the earth. I also love tulips because … Continue reading

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