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Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland

I recently spent the night in the big tipi at Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland in Sebastopol, California. A friend of mine was having a sing-a-long and decided to hold it at Miss Daisy’s. Although Miss Daisy’s Magical Musical Wonderland is only a few miles from my house, the opportunity to sleep in a tipi and […]

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Purple Flower

Quivira: Wine, Women, and Vegetables

A few weeks ago my sister in law told me that she was going to be heading up to Quivira Winery in Healdsburg. She informed me that in addition to the winery, there was also an organic garden and would I be interested in going? I’m not a drinker, but I am a gardener, so of course, I said […]

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City of 10,000 Buddhas

My first trip to the City of 10,000 Buddhas was in the spring of 2009. I with a man I was very much in love with.  I recently found a photo of myself from that day. I am standing on the side of the road, almost levitating with joy. The next time I was there, […]

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The Family Farm: Montana

Twice in the last year I found myself in the Rockies of Western Montana, not far from Glacier National Park. My father spent his childhood there during the Great Depression with his mother and sister. My grandfather would leave them there for extended periods of time so he could follow work.  My grandmother, my father, and my aunt […]

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Lolita Tavern

Loleta, California

Loleta is a small town in Northern California.  Its name, Lo Le Tah, came from three Wiyot Indian words meaning “a pleasant place at the end of the water.” Lolita Online We ended up in the tiny town of Loleta over Mother’s Day weekend because my mother likes cheese.  We had been in a few […]

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White Buddha Statuette at the Green Gulch Zen Center

Green Gulch Zen Center

“So the secret is just to say ‘Yes!’ and jump off from here. Then there is no problem. It means to be yourself, always yourself, without sticking to an old self.”  Shunryu Suzuki, Founder of the San Francisco Zen Center It was close to Joshua’s birthday in the middle of summer 2012 and I had wanted […]

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Green String Farm

A Trip to the Farm and Warm Persimmon Bread

It’s January – and although it’s been a dry winter so far, that hasn’t kept the chill away, especially at night. Cooking and baking have been a favorite cold weather activity at the house. I have started making homemade pizzas and recently purchased some Roma tomatoes at the grocery store to use as a topping. […]

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