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Hot in More Ways Than One

  Ashland Oregon was hot this year with 110° temps, matched by equally hot onstage performances at OSF. I arrived back home inspired and excited to continue work on “Dreamhaven II.” More info on this latest book with you come

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May 2016 Bring

It’s 5:30 a.m. I lie sandwiched between two of the sweetest souls on Earth. My beloved husband sleeps to my right, while our treasured Norwegian forest cat molds her body to my left side. How do I know these are

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Escaping the Wind

Meditation feels to me like crossing over a threshold. I step from the wind of cause and effect into shelter: The sudden quiet; a deep spontaneous breath; a sigh of relief. When I was a little girl, and often, even

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Oh, Those Magic Doors!

We last left each other in the spring. I was on my way to Bhutan, Cambodia and Bangkok. And I know you were starring in your own adventures. Our trip was amazing and I’ll offer more detail in future writings,

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2014 Part 2 – “Mind the Gap”

On February 1st, two events glittered happily on my horizon. We were successfully booked to celebrate our big anniversary in Thailand, Cambodia and Bhutan. And Salsa Libre had been offered our potentially best-yet gig. Days later, the two events imploded

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2014 Part 1: The Dream

I dreamt that I was enjoying a remarkable evening with friends. The night was warm and exotic with torches and candlelight throwing shadows across the bare ground and rough table. We talked and laughed over a timeless dinner. I got

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And I’m Grateful

Gratitude as a daily practice has changed my life. My blood is blessed and burdened with the poetic fatalism of the Irish, and a love of blues-based Fado from the Portuguese. Of course the Catholic Church also gifted me with

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November Lands

I savor the last days of October amidst the ghoulish chaos of fake webs, skeleton garlands and my discarded Queen of Arachnids costume. Last weekend we attended a stunning performance of Hula, The Voice of the People at the Palace

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