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Outward Bound. YIKES, He’s Off the Grid!

Quite early this beautiful morning Gabe and I flew into the sunrise toward DIA, racing the clock to catch the plane. My youngest at fifteen has never flown alone until today. After two planes, one long delay, one two hour bus ride and one another, he is now officially off the grid. Tonight my younger […]

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The Ultimate Christmas Gift? Time.

Still searching for the ultimate Christmas gift? Slow down. The holiday season can be a complex cocktail of mixed drinks and mixed emotions. Memories mingle with expectations, commerce batters our spirits as we try to forge a holiday to remember, or find a place to forget. Everything about this year has been different; Hanukah braided […]

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A Thanksgiving Tradition; passed on from playwright to playwright

An autumn past, the glorious playwright James Still sent me an email with this Max Coots prayer/poem/chant. He has sent this to his circle for many years and I was quite moved to be included in this Thanksgiving tradition. And then there is the poem, so spectacular in truth and wit. I loved it so […]

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2012 Palazzo Napa Valley Wines Cab Franc


An autumn past, a dear new friend sent me a Max Coots prayer/poem/chant for Thanksgiving. It has been his tradition for many years and now it is mine as well; a simple connection, a virtual whisper of thanks. I thought long and hard about posting it on my blog, as I usually send it as […]

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