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Darrell Lee Ohlau

November 30, 2021

Today would have been my brother’s 58th birthday.

I love you, Darrell Lee. Led Zeppelin and Miles Davis on the turntable. Freshly frosted birthday cake. You are infinitely loved, and missed, everyday. You are with me. Always.

Darrell with our great-grandmother, Alma Evelo Latta, in her backyard in Sparta, Illinois. ♥

A screen capture after serendipitously being prompted recently to look for video from the grand opening of Planet Hollywood in San Diego, March, 1995…my radio days. Darrell is on the right (in white), and my kids’ dad, Billy Ashfield on his left, working the rope line. :)

Sweet boy.

Darrell Lee Ohlau

November 30, 1963 – January 5th, 2000




October 30, 2021

…found in the most unexpected places.


October 15, 2021





October 6, 2021

[Image: #NFCB]

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.”

― Isaac Asimov


October 2, 2021

“We already know this law of compassion, because it is written on our hearts. We contradict our own good common sense when we seek ritual purity or any kind of moral superiority instead of loving who/what is right in front of us.” 

-Father Richard Rohr, Center for Action & Contemplation


September 14, 2021

Still lovin’ this.

NY Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney at the Met Gala 2021.

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August 24, 2021


A day without smoke.

August 1, 2021

Sun Valley, Idaho


July 27, 2021

…is our super power.”

-Krista Tippet, On Being


@SeeTheRoses ❁

July 15, 2021

“When you awaken, so too does the entire universe.” -Jennifer Rose

Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ

June 27, 2021

‘All my relations.’

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”

-Ruth H. Hopkins

Moon Gates 🌙

June 14, 2021

Yes, please.

Most auspicious welcome!


May 24, 2021

Visibility of the total phase in the contiguous U.S., at 7:11 a.m. ET. Totality can be seen everywhere in the Pacific and Mountain time zones, along with Texas, Oklahoma, western Kansas, Hawaii and Alaska.


Early risers in the U.S. can catch a spectacular view of the moon Wednesday morning before sunrise, but what you’ll be able to see will depend largely on where you live.


Thank you, friend.

May 21, 2021

May 19, 2021

Preserving our dark skies in Idaho.

May 7, 2021

The Galactic Core of the Milky Way is starting to show up in the early morning hours.

-Sun Valley Resort ☆☆•*¨*•.¸¸


…and remember.

April 29, 2021

Never let the fear of this world distract you from the immense beauty, infinite mystery & deep love all around you.

-Jennifer Rose







April 20, 2021

Our Planet. 🌱

April 3, 2021

How can we not do everything in our power to keep her safe?






[200-year-old Wisteria in Japan.]

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