Monday, December 22, 2014

This is just to get your attention! I haven’t blogged in over 3 months due to medical reasons but am now back in my home in Mexico and working on recovery. It has been one of those years where lots of things hit at once or at least within weeks of each other and you just can’t seem to get ahead of the health game. I’m hoping that The Great Mystery will give me a break for a while.

I have lots of people to thank for helping me get through this latest episode but the star, and my chief angel, was my daughter Kersti. Had it not been for her and her truly heroic husband Bill Evans, things could have been real dicey. Here’s a picture of us at “The Oasis” in Palo Alto (one of my high school hangouts) the day before I left her care and started back home to El Cardonal.

Dad and number 1 Angel Kersti

 Here they both are a few years back in Hawaii. Thank you both for being there right away and looking out for my every need for 3 ½ months.

Bill and Kersti Evans - my recovery team

I’m not going to run through the whole litany of my years saga, suffice it to say that it has been way more than I expected and not at all WHAT I expected. I must thank the quick thinking of the folks at The East Cape Med Center and my neighbors Luis Rochin and Vicente Lucero for their immediate response to my emergency situation in September – gracias mis amigos. And to my dear Dawn Pier from Vinorama, a special thanks for coming to La Paz to hold my hand when most needed.

With that said I am anxious to begin another whale season and with a little more financial help it will be a good one. There was a whale here the day I arrived so I’m looking at that as a very positive sign indeed.

Here are the last two whales from the past season: a mom and calf heading for the cape on April 19th.

 So many things going on in or world that it’s difficult to choose what to talk about. I have been introduced to a very interesting online news sight unlike most if not all others. I recommend checking it out: (“Signs of The Times” – no, not Armageddon stuff)

Actually I think I prefer to concentrate on just the “good stuff” for awhile because much of what I am seeing initiates the response so well exemplified in the picture below.

                                              My sentiments exactly   
 I think I will focus on this however:

Two quick thoughts. Years ago when I first started appreciating the natural world around me, primarily San Francisquito Creek in Redwood City, CA, I was never able to put into words the delight I found in my discoveries. Someone else has and the book is titled: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard – a joyful read!

Of course I continue to read The Durant’s classic series, “The Story of Civilization” VII, The Age of Reason Begins. SO MUCH INFORMATION and SO WELL WRITTEN!!

                                                     Ariel and Will durant

And here’s a site to visit to view the natural beauty of some of our indigenous peoples of planet earth – one planet but many world realities.

That’s it for now – short but a “restart” of my mental batteries. More to come as the new season approaches.

In the meantime: best of health to you all and thanks again for being such a wonderful and caring community.