I discovered the Fountain of Youth on my first extended road trip in the Avion. I’d celebrated New Year’s 2017 on the road, but it was just a weekend jaunt to an RV park near Lake Berryessa. I’d won a drawing at CamperWorld for a free stay and that seemed like an auspicious way to… Read More Hello Again, Fountain of Youth!
Last summer, at an Omega Institute creativity workshop with Kate Shela, I fell in love with 5 Rhythms. But, I had fallen in love with Kate Shela well before that. To say that 5 Rhythms is a movement practice or that Kate is a 5 Rhythms instructor doesn’t begin to do justice to the deep… Read More Shall We Dance?
Are you the kind of person who usually has multiple irons in the fire? Two or three or eight balls in the air at any given time? Yeah, me too. And for me, one of the biggest barriers to getting stuff done is just figuring out where to start. Which project to foreground on any… Read More 47:13 a.k.a. Creative Focus for the Monkey-Minded
Saturday, August 18. Backstage at Portland’s Newmark Theater at FloatCon 2018: I’m miked up, and I’m amped up. Wandering around and then dancing around, shrugging my shoulders, shaking out my hands, trying to slough off the energy that is surging like a tsunami through my body. I’m about to go onstage and talk in front… Read More FloatCon 2018
Soon after returning to Nevada City from the Heart of America Tour, I began casting out feelers for a new space to park the Avion. My parents’ place, my long-time home base, is lovely and welcoming in many ways but it’s also several miles outside of town and far enough up the mountain that there’s… Read More Greetings from AROHO
We’ve run them, we’ve crunched them, added them up and broken them down, and finally, the numbers are in! For those of you with a quantitative bent, enjoy. For those of you looking for something a bit more qualitative, what can I say…. It was a really big road trip and we need some down… Read More By the Numbers: The Heart of America Tour
One of the highlights of my winter in Baja was riding my bike into town. I loved the freedom of hopping on the bike… but the downside was that I had to leave Fiona behind in the Avion where, my Playa Norte neighbors reported, she cried all day long. They said she was “singing” but… Read More Have Pug, Will Travel: Choosing a Dog Carrier
I’ll be the first to admit it: I seriously overpacked for my trip to Baja last winter. Anyone who’s ever taken an extended vacation to an unfamiliar (or even familiar!) place will totally understand this: “Oh, just one more pair of jeans. Oh, and that X, and that Y, and maybe both of those Zs….”… Read More Traveling Light: Downsizing for the Road
I’ve been in Merced the past few days, hanging out with my sister and her family. This means, of course, that there’s tons of crafting happening. Indeed, within an hour of my arrival, my niece Renee had suggested that we do a craft war. “What’s a craft war?” I asked, wincing inwardly, thinking it was… Read More Craft Wars: Creativity and Competition
Fiona came into my life in 2008. I had just lost my two beloved cats, Maggie and Bebop, who had been with me for 18 years, through graduate school, marriage, divorce. Utterly bereft, I resisted the many well-meaning attempts to give me new cats. One of the biggest cat-pushers in my life was my veterinarian… Read More Fiona the Wonder Pug: Blinded But Not Broken