Category Archives: Friendship


While hiking in the Nevada mountains over Christmas, I came upon a stand of Western White Pines.  Included were a couple of individual trees that grew so close to each other that they fused together over time.  The tops of each tree remained separate, but the base and first 7 feet or so of each tree […]

In moments of intense suffering, we might find comfort and encouragement in the compassionate and timely words of close friends.  Or we might not. Sometimes the words delivered to us, or if we look in the mirror, those that we deliver to a suffering friend when the shoe is on the other foot, seem more […]