The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande: On the Edge of America

The lower canyons of the Rio Grande are said to be one of the most remote places in the lower 48 states. Less than 1000 people a year visit there. When my friends first started talking about the seven day canoe trip they were embarking on, I thought, you guys are crazy. Then they asked … Continue reading The Lower Canyons of the Rio Grande: On the Edge of America

Vipassana — The Conclusion (Part 3)

Fear: False Evidence Appearing Real. Sometimes, however, that fear shows up as reality. That’s what happened in my world on the seventh morning. We were in our first Sitting of Strong Determination for the day. I was on the wooden stool, my feet tucked behind my cushion. I was grateful for this position because, although … Continue reading Vipassana — The Conclusion (Part 3)