Ending Auto Mode

Popuhaku Beach Molokai by Pegge 2017

Fifteen or so of us were instructed our “fancy camera” knob setting must turn to manual “M” mode, and if we really wanted to learn, we could never again operate in auto mode. An eight-hour photo workshop in Kenai, Alaska, was beginning, and I was ready to tackle the Canon …

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How-to cultivate your spiritual garden

Your Spiritual Garden Pegge Erkeneff

O garden-dweller, my friends are listening for your voice, let me hear it! – Song of Solomon 8:13 In the midst of my “In the Clearing” garage project, I’m encountering gems. One surprise – a case of the second book I wrote, Your Spiritual Garden: Tending to the Presence of …

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How can we be of service? This surprised me.

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On a Saturday, I unexpectedly became a part of a miracle. At an Alaskan women’s summit workshop, I learned we would be of service to two young women, and split into teams. Saint Vincent de Paul, a Catholic priest who lived in France in the late 1800s, came to mind. He believed in the reciprocity that can occur …

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GO, Make Your Ruckus #Solvay1927

Dear Seth, You did it. Tonight, I got it. I really got it. Thank you so very, very much. Pegge “There is nothing comfortable about courage.” – Seth Godin The white Labrador will curl herself into my cross-legged seat on the sofa, placing her head on my leg, so practically …

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Life in Alaska #advent

Molokai Sunrise

Southcentral Alaska–A four-day weekend of #thanksgiving hibernation in a winter white landscape of powder is long awaited bliss, sparked with learning to use a car battery recharger, and this afternoon, the gift of numb fingers choosing zipstrips to creatively fix and inflate a flat tubeless tire for the yellow wheelbarrow …

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Risking Connections

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I’d been living too fast, again. Busyness threatened my health and well-being. Putting my home up for sale, a demanding work life in communications and public affairs for a school district with unpredictable events requiring immediate reaction, and too many volunteer commitments were desensitizing and destabilizing my foundation. Increased global …

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