Lori Henriksen

author of The Winter Loon

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Thoughts While Walking the Dog

Meet Blue my companion walker, a Border Collie/Whippet in one bundle of energy. Always ready for a frisbee toss.


Word of the day ~ Humble. We walk every day among the Ponderosa Pines, Madrones and Douglas Firs, magnificent in their stature. Silent. Breathing in Co2. Breathing out the fresh, clean air that only exists in a forest. We walk the paths of Native people who inhabited this land when the tress were young, strong and healthy. Legend has it that the Native women were the keepers of the forest, clearing dead wood, maintaining trails along the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains all the way to Mt. Shasta. It’s on our walks that I do my best thinking, so I’m calling my new blog Thoughts While Walking the Dog.

Last night I finished reading GOD HELP THE CHILD, Toni Morrison’s latest novel.Her powerful words stun me, humble me. Someone please make this beautiful, visual novel into a film. The face of the Oscars will never be the same again.