Fiona came into my life in 2008. I had just lost my two beloved cats, Maggie and Bebop, who had been with me for 18 years, through graduate school, marriage, divorce. Utterly bereft, I resisted the many well-meaning attempts to give me new cats. One of the biggest cat-pushers in my life was my veterinarian… Read More Fiona the Wonder Pug
Blinded but not broken. Fiona came into my life in 2008. I had just lost my two beloved cats, Maggie and Bebop, who had been with me for 18 years, through graduate school, marriage, divorce. Utterly bereft, I resisted the many well-meaning attempts to give me new cats. One of the biggest cat-pushers in my… Read More Fiona the Wonder Pug
I discovered the Fountain of Youth on my first extended road trip in the Avion. I’d celebrated New Year’s 2017 on the road, but it was just a weekend jaunt to an RV park near Lake Berryessa. I’d won a drawing at CamperWorld for a free stay and that seemed like an auspicious way to… Read More Hello Again, Fountain of Youth!
Last summer, at an Omega Institute creativity workshop with Kate Shela, I fell in love with 5 Rhythms. But, I had fallen in love with Kate Shela well before that. I first ran across her work in 2015 or 2016, when I was exploring a wide variety of alternative healing modalities for chronic pain and… Read More Shall We Dance?
We’ve run them, we’ve crunched them, added them up and broken them down, and finally, the numbers are in! For those of you with a quantitative bent, enjoy. For those of you looking for something a bit more qualitative, what can I say…. It was a really big road trip and we need some down… Read More By the Numbers: Heart of America Tour, 2018
Fiona Chooses a Dog Carrier One of the highlights of my winter in Baja was riding my bike into town. I loved the freedom of hopping on the bike… but the downside was that I had to leave Fiona behind in the Avion where, my Playa Norte neighbors reported, she cried all day long. They… Read More Have Pug, Will Travel
Each day parked outside the white picket fenced home of my dear friend and former colleague Kelly Brown has brought an interesting encounter with strangers drawn to the Avion…. Day One: the two skate punks who told me they “love it when white people get creative like this.” Yikes. Day Two: the charming musician, straight… Read More Curbside Encounters: The OC