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Have fun, my dears!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      15 comments

Tenerife, Easter Islands A SUSPENDED BLUE OCEAN The sky Is a suspended blue ocean. The stars are the fish That swim. The planets are the white whales ... Read more

The Gift -- take it, it's yours

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      22 comments

Words...naw. Just slowly take Stafford in, as you would a fine wine. The Gift Time wants to show you a different country. It's the one that your life conceal... Read more

Cardio and stretching with photos

Sunday, April 03, 2011      21 comments

My preferred cardio is bicycling (oh! that I could regularly achieve five days of one hour of cycling each-and-every week) and my preferred stretching is hatha yoga (my goal is at least a 1/2-hr. daily practice). The third piece of the *movemen... Read more

Testimony...and a fabulous weekend in photos

Monday, March 28, 2011      17 comments

A few photos of the great weekend in Eureka Springs, AR with dear SparkFriend Stephanie (SLASALLE) and her delightful partner, Beth. We both drove around four hours to get to Eureka Springs, a delightful village in the Ozarks of NW Arkansas; t... Read more

EAT, PRAY, PLAY -- in photos and prose

Thursday, March 24, 2011      20 comments

emoticon EAT I feel like carbohydrates get such a bad rap and rep. And so I hereby proclaim my allegiance t... Read more


Wednesday, March 23, 2011      18 comments

I am a lover of spring. Many of us have acknowledged lately that we feel ourselves coming alive out of our winter hibernation, feel the earth moving under our feet, feel life coursing through our veins. Ah spring! How it caresses us bac... Read more

Photos: KaliMa, My New Vita Sport Road Bike!

Monday, March 21, 2011      33 comments

Today I picked up the Specialized Vita Sport from my local bike shop, The Ride! I'm astounded at its responsiveness, speed, lightness...and sleek beauty! Carol (DAISY... Read more


Monday, March 21, 2011      14 comments

Ahhhhhhhhh... ~ walking the monastery labyrinth Saturday night under the full moon's shimmering glow shining through the trees, occasional passing clouds adding graphic beauty and striking shadow-shows ~ the warbling of unnamed birds g... Read more

let all go dear

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      27 comments

I cannot describe how very cogent this e. e. cummings is for me right here, right now: let it go - the smashed word broken open vow or the oath cracked length ... Read more

Creating poetry through images....

Friday, March 04, 2011      21 comments

Having lived on 6 islands -- in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Pacific -- as well as the Pacific West Coast, it's clear that I'm a classic Pisces! So it's no surprise th... Read more

Myself minus amazement....

Monday, February 28, 2011      15 comments

Praise be that I can still experience wonder.... AMONG THE MULTITUDES I am who I am. A coincidence no less unthinkable than any other. I could have diffe... Read more

A Photo Story of...REVELRY!

Saturday, February 26, 2011      26 comments

Photos from various birthday season gatherings this month, wonderful friends all: emoticon Read more

A picture's worth a thousand...CHEWS!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011      18 comments

Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. -- Confucius Couldn't resist sharing Artist Ben Wilson's novel approach, thanks to my favorite video source, KarmaTube! Read more

Speaking of spaciousness....

Thursday, February 10, 2011      24 comments

I had an out-of-control day yesterday. Cabin fever brought on dysfunctional behavior: non-stop eating and NO exercise. I decided to take a bath last night to psychically release some of the emotional toxins that were eating away at me. I was... Read more

To the spaces in between....

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      19 comments

Spiritual teachers speak of the "gap" during meditation practice, the place between the in-breath and the out-breath, as the point at which no-thought can move us toward deep stillness and take us further on the journey toward At-ONE-ment. This... Read more

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