Posts Categorized: Life

Happiness is an inside job

Happiness is an inside job, even when your home is a tropical island paradise. Extreme beauty can actually distort perspective. Every other place is then seen through rainbow-tinted spectacles. I’ve been fortunate by design, spending the majority of my life in physically beautiful settings, corrupted by growing up on Kaua`i and now, happiest out in… Read more »

Tomales Bay in May: RV life

Tomales Bay in May: RV Life The next time we take the trailer out, we go to the coast. Applying the lesson we learned the hard way, we check the weather beforehand, which should be sunny and in the fifties and sixties. We pack accordingly and go to a place we scouted on one of… Read more »

RV lessons

Lessons continue in our RV adventure.  Every time we take out our tiny house on wheels, something new is learned. ‘Always check the weather and plan accordingly’ was the next slap upside the head. Eight years ago, when our daughter was in college at Humboldt State, Mike, our son, and I picked her up during… Read more »

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 »

On the road again

On the road again! We’re traveling in a whole new way now that we’ve relocated (temporarily) to California. I’ve long had a thirst for the road. I’m not sure if it’s a culmination of my very early life with my parents, living in a van in the sixties and seventies, or if it’s the result… Read more »