Sunday, May 12, 2013

Heading Towards

Some say I’m just a flirt these days. I’ve been told that is part of my charm.

I do not know about these things and intention is not towards doing harm
I see where my circumstances have taken me
I cannot deny whatever price I have paid to be free
To some it may appear that I’m just wasting time
While to others it may look more like I’m heading towards a self destructive sign
My heart has been through so much disappointment lately that I feel out of control
Desperately clinging on to whatever semblance of familiarity can try to make it whole
One part wants a lover, while the other wants a mate.
Perhaps which path I take may lead to what is needed before it is too late
Some say we lead our way by predestined design
Others by a process of resign
I’m learning to give and take from what each has to give
I try not to ask for too much resolve and to live and let live
Try not to get yourself hurt friends have offered up as advice
Do whatever goodness you can and don’t leave things to their own device
What good can come from playing those who want a piece of you?
Giving in to desire can often lead to a false sense of what was never true
In the end we will be what we’ll be
Ask not for something that you cannot see
Steer away from a path of easy delights
Seek out a harder trail, one that will give your heart what it needs without taking too big a bite

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Are We Paying Attention??

It is a basic tenant of driving that anyone who moves her vehicle can ONLY DO SO after she checks to make sure that the way is clear for her to move. In this case, if she had checked, she would have seen your vehicle and she would have taken precautions to avoid it.

She cannot claim that she did not see your vehicle since the law is that every driver is bound to know what facts are there to be seen if only they had looked.

Hence, it makes no difference whatsoever to her negligence that your vehicle was pointed the wrong way. Either she would have seen your vehicle if she had looked, or if it was not there, then not. But either way, whether it was pointing this way or that way or sideways, or even standing on its end, if your vehicle was there to be seen by her before she backed up, then it was her obligation to exercise vigilance BEFORE she moved her vehicle. In this she failed, and your damages are her responsibility.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Art of Hiking in the Desert and Avoiding Coyotes

Well this is a first for me to have a title before finishing a blog.
But as you know I do a lot of hiking. I wanted to do a little about some of the things that I love about it and some of the pet peeves I have about it too. I've been hiking for a while in a Coyote habitat. While some areas are well traveled and safe but some are away from the majority of hikers and the road less traveled. In general I hear the coyotes more than see them but I have come across a pack or two on occasion.
I hike with my dog mostly. She is my companion and leader. I want to say something about hiking etiquette. These trails, while state owned do not have rangers hiking the trails after you to clean up your messes. Your mother isn't going to come along to pick up after you either. People will clean up after their dog and then leave the plastic bag by the trail?? Who do you think is going to clean up or pick that up for you? Get real! If you don't want to take it with you, then the least you can do is pick it up off the trail then fling it off the trail. At least it can biodegrade that way.
Anyway, back to the coyotes. They can smell you coming for pretty far and the groups I've seen are pretty well organized. They are not your small skinny variety either. These are big like wolves or at least as big as my Lab/boxer. They travel in packs of 5-7. They do not use the trails that we use but tend to circumvent them although I see their droppings on the trail all the time I believe they may only use them at night. They are quite gracious to watch as they move so inconspicuous to us for the most part. When running they are like watching a beautiful glide in motion. Once I spot them, I observe their behavior. one one time just stood ground staring at me and Amber. I was glad he was by himself that day. Other times they take off and sometimes I can watch them without them even making us out. It gives me a feeling of eeriness and some warped sense of belonging to this earth if that makes sense. I promise not to become a stupid trusting or taking wild animals for granted statistic.