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 ...


At home today, but feeling solidarity with my many friends and family who are marching today! Here is my well-worn shirt from the 1989 March on Washington for women’s rights.


My mom has this wonderful way of making beauty around her as she goes. Here, a few small clippings from a house plant to decorate the kitchen windowsill.  Chester, CT.  


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 ...

Peace and Self-realization

Walking through the Northwestern University campus yesterday, I came across a Buddha head from the Ten Thousand Ripples project. “the emerging Buddha image [is] a symbol of [the] search for peace and self-realization. The image ...

Wishes in the wind

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