The Lessons in Rocks

To many Native American tribes, rocks are the "stone people", or Ancestors.  I was in a sweat lodge once and the huge volcanic rocks in the pit glowed red like searing hot sponges, the holes, along with the shadows from the fire (or maybe it was my encroaching delirium from the intense heat), causing me [...]

The Most Precious Stone

I love rocks. Stones, earth, dirt, sand, gravel - it doesn't matter.  I love rocks in every form. Walking along a gravel road, a pretty pebble  protrudes and catches my eye, and I crouch down to pick it up and examine it further...sometimes I keep it, sometimes I put it back when I’m done. I [...]

Vegas or Bust!

Not too long ago I received a random, seemingly innocent text message from a good friend: "Hey, just wondering - which Vegas chapel did you guys get married in?" Needless to say, it didn't take a huge mental leap to figure out something was up...I give full credit to my persuasive texting skills that, after [...]