We retired and moved to New Mexico 3 years ago. We chose Northern NM, which is desert and mountains, specifically because it is a thin place. It’s on the edge. I’ve crossed many thresholds in my life. Most have been for the better, but not all. One was 20 years ago the night before I went to Palestine for the first time. The purpose of the trip was to meet people who were working for peace there. As I lay in bed, a intense sense of evil came over me. It was a very dark, scary presence. It left as soon as it came thankfully, but it was very real and something I had never before or since experienced. I think what it was about was that I was about to pass over a huge threshold in my life. One that was very serious, and that was about good, but evil too. I went over there many times since and met many wonderful people on both sides who were trying, against all odds, to do the right thing. I even produced a short film about the situation there which many people saw. Unfortunately the right thing has never been done and doesn’t look like it will be in my lifetime. The realization of this eventually burned me out and I had to pull back for my own health. It was a very hard thing to do… like crossing back over a threshold. I did What I had to, but I regret not having the emotional energy to “press on”. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life, in any case. Those are the hills of Jericho in the background.