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By on January 2, 2015

The holiday season can be a mixture of confused emotions and ideals as expectations clash with our experiences. One holiday memory that arises for me starts with a frigid wind that drove icy splinters into my young knees and exposed

Lavender Mindfulness

By on December 6, 2014

My front yard is a sea of lavender. It takes a keen eye and a gentle hand to extract the slender reeds of green grass from the purple waves. I am sitting on my front porch, sipping iced water, marveling

Love to hate

By on September 10, 2014

On a weekly basis I am heard to say, “I hate you!” and then we both laugh. She has deep brown eyes and shining long black hair that she can wear in a ponytail or curled into a fancy “do”


By on August 17, 2014

“Sometimes I think I must be crazy”. It is an idle comment made on a warm summer’s evening. There’s no apparent cause for alarm. No political unrest, no military action, no thunder or lightening, no hunger, no injustice or environmental

Coming home

By on August 15, 2014

I make a mean oyster stew. The simplicity of the recipe defies the senses. The subtle blues, greens, gray of pristine pacific coast bays wash over my taste buds to bring me home, again. My mother taught me to make