What I like about Living Simply III

Fishermen at John Day Dam, OR

I love filling my water cans early in the morning over at the state park. I love listening to the sounds of the river: the tugs, the waves and the seagulls. I love the way the wind, channeled through the gorge, gently rocks the RV and flutters the window shades.

I Think I’m Killing Celebrities

Wayne Wirs Is Killing Celebrities

Oh, no. They warned me about this. They said, “As you become more advanced in your spiritual practice, you may find you attain certain, mysterious powers. Don’t get attached to these!” They didn’t tell me I’d inadvertently start killing people with my mind!!! I’m not claiming responsibility for Michael Jackson or Farrah Fawcett, but apparently I did kill David Carradine and Billy Mays…

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The Other Side of the River

John Day Dam, Rufus, OR

I moved across the river today, too many people on the Oregon side. Though it’s only about a mile as the crow flies, it’s 15 miles as the RV drives. Lot more room to stretch your legs on this side. I have such a tough life.

Five AM

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

During creative periods of my life, whether working on an interesting project or – as I am currently doing – writing a book, I often wake up around 5 am with a powerful insight, new idea, or an answer to a problem that has troubled me. I wish I could take credit for these thoughts, but they seem to come out of nowhere – gifts from the Ethereal…

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Six Miles

Oregon Forest

Even though the I had read it was only a mile hike to a waterfall, because of two wrong turns, it turned into a six mile hike. What made it worse, is one of those wrong turns was very steep going up, and very steep coming back down (the kind of steep where you seriously consider scooching down on your butt like a bad dog on carpet). 🙂

The Book In You

Brick Building

Today I went to one of my old haunts, the NW district, and worked on my book. I really enjoy sitting in a coffee shop and writing. Most people, I believe, have a book in them – they just don’t know how to go about getting it out.

Here’s what I do…

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The Grotto

Chapel in the Grotto

I had never been to The Grotto before – never even heard of it before yesterday. As it turned out, it is place of retreat for friars and nuns of the Servite Order within the Catholic Church. Very peaceful place. I wasn’t struck dead by lightning or anything, which quite frankly kind of surprised me.

Seriously though, if you’re in the area, stop by. It’s a very peaceful place for reflection.