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Cinco de Mayo

It was our last tourist destination in Mexico City. The National Palace. We were there to find one of the most amazing collections of murals by the famous Mexican artist, Diego Rivera. If you watched the movie Frida the courtyard of the national palace is in the scene where a young Frida Kahlo brings one... Continue Reading →

How we divide

We were making copies using the ditto machine in the teacher’s resource room of our school. When the teacher’s aide – we kids called “slap jaw” - walked through the intoxicating fumes of the duplicating solvent to talk to us. She asked us where we were going to high school – we both replied Sullivan.... Continue Reading →

2016 – Year in Review

Why do some people feel the need to review past events? I don't know the answer to that question - so I will use this platform to explore why I feel a need to review the last year... This isn't going to be a chronological listing of events - this won't be a rehash of... Continue Reading →

Day 69 – Thanksgiving

Today I give thanks to this happy couple. My parents - circa 1969 at Banff or Glacier NP. They represent what the United States of America is all about. A country of compassion. A country of opportunity. A country where an economic refugee from Germany and a political refugee from Cuba, could meet, fall in... Continue Reading →

Day 67 – Rain + Sun = Rainbows

I prayed for rain. I prayed for weather that reflected my mood. I wasn't feeling sunny, mostly sunny, or partly sunny. I wasn't feeling summery. I was feeling mostly cloudy. My mood was autumn rolling into winter. The rain began Saturday - a trip to Lanai reminded me of my Pacific NW home and I... Continue Reading →

Day 65 – Lana’i

A quick trip off Oahu was the perfect cure for island fever. Especially, when the island plus the weather reminded me of home - the Pacific NW. Tall Cook pines, thick clouds, and misty rain had me wondering what kind of spell I was under all day long. Perhaps I was on an island in... Continue Reading →

Day 59 – Super Moon

Dear Super Moon, You looked splendid tonight. Your rouge-like aura when you first emerged above the horizon made me wonder if you were a bit angry. Did Mars tell you something that pissed you off? Did he tell you that you are not made of rock, but of cheese? My sweet, you do look beautiful... Continue Reading →

Day 58 – Botanical Diversity

Grounding. Solace. Alone again, after a great weeklong visit with my brother, I felt pulled to take a walk among plant life. I needed their help to remember how to feel rooted on this Earth. I needed their help to remember the diversity of life. I needed their help to remember that life can happen... Continue Reading →

Day 46 – Love with Abandon

Love with abandon. You have heard this adage before. You have wished for it.  You may have decided you will never know what this means. But you are experiencing it right now, every day, every hour, every minute. You are loving Earth with abandon. You think she will support you. You think she will always... Continue Reading →

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