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The Bigger Picture

Did you know that there are seven weather elements? They are: temperature, air pressure, cloud formation, humidity, precipitation, sunshine and wind velocity. My curiosity peaked while walking to the mailbox today. The wind howled fiercely, and the air felt [...]

2021-01-20T10:15:57-08:00

Note to Self

As 2020 closes, I’m aware that since February, my travel has only extended 25 miles from my home, and the local market’s international aisle is the closest I’ve come to tasting foreign cuisine. Today, lost [...]

2020-12-12T13:38:47-08:00

For the Love of Pie

Thanksgiving 2020: This Thanksgiving offers the space and opportunity to be in appreciation of everyone who has impacted my life, quietly and reflectively. While I miss a bustling house of loved ones, the change allows [...]

2020-11-29T15:39:24-08:00

The Bridge Between Us

“A fight just broke out in the quad!” blared the voice on my walkie-talkie as I walked the campus corridors at the tail end of lunch. High school administrators supervise the school grounds during every [...]

2020-09-17T16:01:10-07:00

California Fires: A History Lesson

Fire season sparks memories of 1964. My grandparents’ home, Glen Eyrie, became collateral damage to a forest fire in Napa County. My grandfather began building that home on 50 acres off of Highway 128, near [...]

2020-09-17T15:58:49-07:00

The Autograph Book

Next to my desk is a small basket stuffed with bookmarks, eyeglasses, stamps, a few papers and my business license. While digging for a stamp, my sixth-grade autograph book surfaced. I’d placed it in that [...]

2020-07-23T13:04:51-07:00

The Eclipse of the Butter Dish

Picking up the top of our leaded crystal butter dish while unloading the dishwasher this morning, it slipped out of my hand. I watched helplessly as it fell to the floor in slow motion and [...]

2020-06-25T11:55:55-07:00

The Lighthouse

A beacon of illumination that guides me in uncharted times. My drawing is partly accurate and partly imagined. Aren’t most things? We are storytellers, creating narratives from our own experience, perception and values. On June [...]

2020-06-11T11:19:25-07:00

Metamorphosis: A parable

Last week, this vision presented itself during meditation: Humanity appeared as caterpillars crawling all over the planet. In many areas, the caterpillars were coming together frantically climbing to reach an imaginary apex. They crawled over [...]

2020-05-21T16:44:21-07:00
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