High Altitude Coffee

Coffee roasted above 6,000+ feet has a specialness.

14 January 2015 · Katherine M. Lawrence

Cold Trail -- Samurai Footwear

I found a photograph of the kind of boots that might have been worn by Yamabuki.

5 January 2015 · Katherine M. Lawrence

J is for Journey

Life is a journey, not a destination. —Ralph Waldo Emerson A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man. Joseph Campbell The journey of 1000 li begins beneath one’s feet. Lao Tsu And so, beneath my feet, the first words I write go down on the printed page:...

11 April 2014 · Katherine M. Lawrence

D is for Determination

How do I determine if I have enough determination? What deters me from showing full determination? It is to my detriment when my determination flags. Lack of determination derails me; it derails my writing; it derails all those lofty goals that I hold out for myself. Determination is illusive. I can’t order it up at breakfast like a glass of orange juice, and be set for the day. Determination has its own ebb and flow that are tied to my own biorhythms....

4 April 2014 · Katherine M. Lawrence