September 2015

The Magic Turtle.

By |September 15th, 2015|

Sometimes you just have to go for it. Maybe it’s not exactly how you have dreamed it up in your head, but if you jump – if you “begin anywhere” – you can go on from there.

For several years, Patrick, Tulsi and I have been *talking* about getting a dreamy VW pop-top, OR a fun-n-funky […]

May 2013

On Redwood Time.

By |May 24th, 2013|

Ancient One
who makes all things new
may we receive with gentleness
and touch with hopefulness
and protect with fierceness
and love with tenderness;
and may we celebrate with gratefulness
and welcome with humbleness
and tend with gracefulness
all that you give
into our care.

— Jan Richardson


We just returned from 8 days camping in the ancient Redwood Forest. I had never been in these forests […]

November 2011

booktour highlights, fun news and book giveaway winners!

By |November 28th, 2011|

Brace yourself, my book tour was long and so is this post. (But fun!)

In a little over a month, I read at ten bookstores and libraries, gave 17 school presentations and 4 skype sessions, and I think it went great. I planned the events myself, and most of the school visits were arranged by bookstores. […]

January 2009

a perfect ending and a sweet beginning.

By |January 1st, 2009|

Happy New Year everyone! I had an awesome 2008 and am more excited about the new year than ever. LOTS of beautiful things coming!
We had a really fun visit in St. Louis with family and friends. It was a whirlwind packed with all good things.

And! My belly WAY bumped out this 27th week. It’s pretty […]

March 2008

how i remember it…

By |March 13th, 2008|

bits + pieces strung together from my first underworld snorkeling adventure.


By |March 3rd, 2008|

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I posted. I returned from the islands last week and hit the ground running (and snow-shoeing!) and am trying to hold on to the calmness I felt being near the ocean. It was just what I needed. I feel renewed and re-energized despite feeling a little […]

February 2008

randevu options.

By |February 4th, 2008|

It’s been snowing non-stop. Went for a long walk this morning ’round the hood and thru the woods, Oso paving the way, crows flying and cawing overhead. The Sangres looked so mysterious, so Himalaya-esque. I just love that.

I’ve been a little distracted the past few days scheming with Patrick for a randevu somewhere, an adventure […]

January 2008

bouncin’ into the unknown.

By |January 17th, 2008|

It was fun to read all the comments on the eject post-it-note post. Seems like some of you have been in that same place before, and others are maybe standing there present moment. A friend (who is maybe standing some place in between, or rather staring at her eject button from a distance but […]


By |January 8th, 2008|

I took my Nepali language book off the shelf yesterday just for fun and to remind myself of what I know (somewhere deep in the back of my brain). When I opened it, I found this inside:

If case you can’t tell, that’s a post-it note with a drawing of an eject button on it.

For a […]

the city museum.

By |January 3rd, 2008|

What looks at first to be a construction site/obvious death-trap-for-kids
is the coolest playground EVER.
While home for the holidays, Patrick and I went on a little adventure to the City Museum. What’s that, you ask? a Dr. Seuss-Moustrap game. a ride down the rabbit hole. and the brain child of artist/sculptor Bob Cassilly.

I remember visiting in […]