24 November 2011


Giving thanks. Thanks for:
Sun sparkling on snow
skilled veterinarians
a chance to find and connect with someone I thought I'd lost forever
wood fires
stacked wood
a group of friends willing to help me stack wood
the color red
the skill of many people who make my clothes
the skill of all the people who bring food close enough to me so I can eat it
Kate Bush
The Beatles
Earth’s axial tilt

23 November 2011

Free is good, right?

I like to eat raw food as often as possible. It just seems right. I have had a lot of help along the way, learning among many things, ways to avoid the pitfalls when cravings strike.

One of my most recent finds is Raw Foods on a Budget.

I took a substantial pay cut last year and added on a long-ass commute. This makes my funds very tight. In fact, too often my metaphorical toe comes through my metaphorical sock. I spend more than I have. I'm talking about discovering that there is no money to buy fuel and I have to rob my accumulating funds for say, my property taxes. I then hope I can dig out enough in time for paying my property taxes.

So, when I discovered this gem of a site and Brandi Rollins's program, I signed right up. (She gave me a scholarship! I couldn't have afforded it without her generosity and hope one day to pay it forward.)

Check it out. Brandi Rollins is the real deal!

27 August 2010

Jack Horkheimer Passes Away at 72

A week ago today one of my life's inspirations passed away.

I looked to Jack every week for years to have an idea of what gifts, surprises and awe (real awe) inspiring sights were in store each night.

Jack was smart, funny; a card.

He taught me a lot and did it with humor and excitement. He will be missed. In fact, those at the Miami Planetarium are still trying to figure out what to do without him.

He wrote his own epitaph: " 'Keep Looking Up' was my life's admonition; I can do little else in my present position."

03 November 2009

Dream's End

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Each year, around the end of October, I join 3 dear friends; LC, SF, & CMc-G, at this lovely cottage at the end of Sagadahoc Bay Rd. for a long weekend of wonderful company, good conversation, beautiful views, great food, lots of laughter and, of course, love.