Awakening a California Girl’s Spirit

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Leaving Baltimore

My last Friday Message from Baltimore ..   Ok, it’s Saturday – my laptop is set up on a TV tray.  I am surrounded by boxes and paper and bits and pieces that didn’t go on the truck yesterday.  It starteread more »

A Man in a Hat and a Wildish Way Child Most Liked Hot Conversation

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Reverence for Life

Ambling home from my Bikram yoga class, legs feeling like two 10-ton truck tires, heart rate wending its way back to normal, mind very present from 90 minutes of mindfulness, I glimpsed on the sidewalk to my left what seemed to be a dead animal. Tread more »

Life Lessons From The Garden: The Stillness at the Bottom of the Pond

For all of the years that I gardened on a large scale, I always wanted a small pond. I was not one that went in for those huge, fancy water features with the splashing fountains surrounded by exotic terraced plantings. No, all I wanted was a littlread more »

The Second Half of Life Most Liked Hot Conversation

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A Strong Woman Most Liked Hot Conversation

This week two friends reminded me ( and apparently I needed the reminder), that I am a strong woman. It got me thinking about what a strong woman looks like. Finish one or both of this sentences. A strong woman…. A strongread more »

Uncharted Lands and New Beginnings

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Taking Up The Challenge

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Older women’s version of Kick the Can

Remember that classic Twilight Zone episode, Kick the Can? Its about older folks that lived in a home and were resigned to just hang around till they dropped dead. Kind of like some of us. read more »