March News Brief

Greetings Further Shore Friends, Happy almost spring equinox! Let’s start with some sky news. The last full moon of winter reaches its peak at 3:20 A.M. EDT on Friday, March 18, 2022. The Farmer’s Almanac calls this the Worm Moon. It is also known as Eagle Moon or Goose Moon (Algonquin, Cree), Sugar Moon (Ojibwe); or Wind Strong Moon (Pueblo). These … Read more

February News Brief

Greetings Further Shore Friends, I realize that February is almost at its conclusion but wanted to say Happy Valentine’s Day and I hope you are enjoying the month that whispers a promise of spring. Here in Flagstaff those whispers have given way to wailing winds and mountains of snow; a welcome gift given the historic … Read more

January News Brief

Happy 2022 to one and all. I am currently in the middle of my annual winter retreat. Celebrating my birthday (many thanks to all for the sweet wishes); tending to at-home and health projects, planning for the year, writing, and resting. After several days of snow and bluster, the weather here in northern Arizona has … Read more

December News Brief

It seems impossible that another year is wrapping up in just a few weeks. The sun’s light is waning as we approach the winter solstice and here in Flagstaff temperatures are dropping and overdue snow is on the horizon. Festive holiday lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees are making an appearance in my neighborhood. It is … Read more

November News Brief

Happy late fall, a time in our northern hemisphere for growing darkness, late harvests, and quieting in preparation for winter. There are many celebrations that call us to remember the ancestors. These include Halloween (Samhain), All Saints Day, All Soul’s Day, and Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead).Thanksgiving, is a holiday traditionally about … Read more

Wayne’s Day

Today is October 4th; a truly special day for many reasons. On this day, seventeen years ago our friend, Wayne, breathed his last breath after a year-long cancer journey. It is a bittersweet day for those of us who were privileged to know him. He taught us to be thankful for everything; to laugh at … Read more

September News Brief

Hello Further Shore Friends, Here in Flagstaff the summer monsoons have been abundant after so many years of drought. Many residents here have experienced severe flooding from the burn scars of past wildfires. Recently, driving through one of those neighborhoods, I noted the sandbags and damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles. There has been tremendous … Read more

Celebrations of Life

Greetings everyone, Robert and I are taking a vacationfrom August 18thuntil September 3rdto celebrate 20 years of happy marriage! See you all in September and remember to celebrate life every day. Love, Aleia Our second Death Caféwas held last Saturday and it was, again, a wonderful celebration of life! We had 30 reservations; 18 new … Read more

Mid Summer News

Further Shore is hosting another Death Café on August 10th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Federated Church in Flagstaff (400 W. Aspen on the corner of Sitgreaves and Aspen). Reservations are limited to 30 people and we are close to that goal. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 928-525-2910 or on Facebook in the “Event” section. Everyone at … Read more