September Events

I just returned from a lovely vacation in Maine. I attended an awesome wedding (Hooray for Dais and Az) and drank in lots of beautiful scenery at Acadia National Park. More on that later. Here are some September events of note: 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance I'm not sure if I knew that 9/11... Continue Reading →

Top 10: Part 2

  So here is the long-awaited second segment of my top 10 birthday list items: 4. Age 36: Take a glassblowing class There are a few standouts from this year. But in the end, I'm going with the glassblowing class, because it was the biggest surprise. Mary and I arrived at Diablo Glass School early... Continue Reading →

Enjoy the Silence

  A few weeks ago, I went back to the monastic community that I visited last year. It was just as peaceful and restorative, if not more so, since I stayed longer this time. I volunteered in the garden again. This year, I picked strawberries and did lots of weeding in herb and garlic beds.... Continue Reading →

Block Island

  “I find there is a quality to being alone that is incredibly precious. Life rushes back into the void, richer, more vivid, fuller than before.” —Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I spent three nights on Block Island last week. I wish I had been able to stay at least three more.... Continue Reading →

Being a Tourist at Home Continued

  I spent last weekend being a tourist at home again! Walking the entire route of Southwest Corridor Park is #35 on the birthday list. I've walked along parts of the 4.7-mile-long route in the past, so I decided it was time to walk the entire length of it. I love the story of this... Continue Reading →

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