Posts Tagged: life

On Vikings and marijuana baked goods

The Russian River has moods. Originally known by the Southern Pomo Native Americans of the area as “east water” Ashokawna,  or “big water” Bidapte, in the short time I’ve lived here I’ve come to feel about the river like I did about Maui’s ocean: just looking at it lowers my blood pressure and fills me… Read more »

We aren’t in #Hawaii any more.

Well, Toto, we aren’t in Hawaii any more. At least for now. What is this heresy? I know, I know…those of you who follow my blog may have noticed I fell off the map after daily blogging about our epic vacation in British Columbia back in September. Well, that’s because in October my life pretty… Read more »

New year’s resolutions and embracing mediocrity

Embracing mediocrity was a turning point for me, but New Year’s resolutions have always been a favorite flagellation. For the last twenty years and more, every New Year’s eve I’d go off by myself to review my journals from the year. The last ten years, I’d go up on the mountain, usually pitching a tent… Read more »

Random encounter with #gratitude

I had a random encounter with gratitude today. Maui dawned cool, foggy and rainy, unusual for our island, known for depthless skies and broad vistas. Something about the weather made me sleepy and sad, filled with nostalgia for when my kids were younger and I was a hands-on mom, even those hectic years when I… Read more »

Lessons from #life drawing #6

This week’s model has skin the exact shade of Werther’s chewy caramels, and she’s named for a Norse goddess. Her breasts look like scoops of vanilla ice cream with hazelnuts on top. Her legs are so long we all have to keep revising our pictures to fit them in. Though this is her first time… Read more »