A Sampler of Marionberry Cobbler: Lincoln City OR

We had a free night in the writing workshop in Lincoln City. My new friends Jill and Jeanie and I decided to head out to the Wild Flower Grill for dinner. The lovely little remodeled Victorian sat next to a pretty little bayou (Do they call them bayous in Oregon?). I didn’t think to ask […]

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Sacred Storytelling

Our instructor in last week’s writing workshop told us Sunday night things would get intimate very quickly. Having been to numerous retreats where I did my own personal work among other women, I am used to that kind of intimacy. But this was a writing workshop. I expected it to be an English class. I’d […]

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Transitioning to Home

I love having a day to transition back to my real life from a vacation. I detest getting home late on a Sunday night and having to wake up to a workday the next morning. I need a day. In this case, I had the luxury of two days. I slept most of Saturday because […]

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Things I Learned from the Oregon Coast

Your history is showing. Our facilitator taught us about the geology of the Oregon Coast. We were situated on Spanish Head. It was formed from a series of volcanic explosions that produced lava flows in the Columbia River. As the force of the water sought higher ground each time, the river’s course moved ever northward. […]

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My Newest Tide Pool

I am at a writing workshop with Road Scholar on the Oregon Coast. I was attracted to this particular one for several reasons. I knew it was beautiful here. I drove this mildly developed coast while working many years ago. I’ve been struggling a bit with writer’s block and goals for my writing. Having a […]

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Just Call Me The Streak

When I was a little girl, one of our favorite outings was to go to Baskin-Robbins to get ice cream. Now mind you these were the days when the thought of a store offering 32 flavors was mind-boggling. Before Baskin-Robbins arrived in Baton Rouge, we were limited to the regular flavors of Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla […]

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Sunday Night Check-In: Hiking in Muskegon State Park

Believe it or not, we got 3 inches of snow last night. I woke up this morning, and even though there was a dusting of snow left on the ground, the sun was out. I packed up Ashok, some snacks and headed north. I couldn’t decide initially if I wanted to do some dunes hiking […]

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The Nutrition Experiment: Learning

I’m now a couple of months into my Precision Nutrition program. I am routinely checking my email first thing in the morning for my “nutrition lesson” and attempting to complete my assigned “habit” each day. I don’t think I have lost an ounce. At the same time, I don’t think I’ve gained an ounce either. […]

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My Favorite Adventurers

I woke up this morning and had a chance to read my friend Sallie’s new blog. Sallie and John are on an adventure. They are in their mid-60s, practically newlyweds and retired (John for about a year). They traveled the U.S. on several trips last year, but this year they sold everything they own (including […]

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How to Change the World

I woke up this morning, fixed myself a beautifully green matcha latte and tuned in to last night’s Late Show on YouTube. Colbert’s long-time cameraman died last weekend. He was visibly broken up, and I was surprised when he said this man was such a treasure to him because “He believed in me”. I’m always […]

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