Stand Tall

The sunflower finds in itself a great strength to grow and flourish in places that are inhospitable and filled with obstacles others would fear to face. Yet it stands tall and proud, with its face toward the sun, allowing all the desolation and shadows to fall behind it. We should all aspire to be like…

Happy First Day of Spring

It’s March 20, 2017 and today is the first official day of spring. I know it seems like spring just bypassed us here under the heat of the Arizona desert sun, but if you look closely you will see the striking beauty of the desert heading into full bloom. Wild flowers are springing up along…

Hiking Little Granite Mountain Loop near Prescott, Arizona

It was a couple of years ago that I first found this beautiful hike in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. I had been struggling with some personal challenges, and been pretty depressed during that time. In order to stay upbeat and positive I was trying to get out and do as many things as I…