Spring blooms

It is such a pleasure to watch the changes in our garden as the days go by.  I think it’s so important to see the beauty, to appreciate the incremental changes, and to realize that ...


Reading the Smith College alumnae magazine, and I came across this acronym.  OMEB – Ordinary Moments of Extraordinary Bliss.  I love it, and I’m going to spread the word (literally).

Surviving travel

I have been traveling a lot for work, and it’s been a challenge to stick to the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). This post is a little celebration of surviving nine days of travel, and eating well ...


Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was cool to see the stars embedded in the sidewalk (bottom left), and walk through the arches (starting in 1939) into the theater where the red carpet is laid out ...

Wishes in the wind

Wishes in the Wind. Kyoto, Japan. August 2010. Temple visitors buy these little wooden placards and write their wishes & prayers.  Eventually the they are burned, sending their wishes into the wind.