NORCAL FIRE RELIEF: A ROUNDUP

The following organizations assisting fire victims are either personally recommended by me or by friends/colleagues here in wine country.

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Storm-Chasing & Peace-Seeking

My migration across the country fifteen years ago was a pivotal point in my life. It constituted a great leap toward dreams I'd held since I was a little girl--and the beginning of my Cavalier Career. For all the gifts of that move (and they have been countless) it also brought chaos. This week, my essay … Continue reading Storm-Chasing & Peace-Seeking

Owning It

"You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness." ~Brene Brown * "Applause, applause, applause." ~Iona, Pretty in Pink  In eighth grade, I strolled into the Laura Ashley boutique at Crabtree Valley Mall and plucked up a flat-brimmed straw sailor hat with a black band. I envisioned … Continue reading Owning It

Just Don’t Call it “Glamping”

"I can, with one eye squinted, take it all as a blessing." ~Flannery O'Connor "But the world, in its present state, is no place for princesses." ~Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog I'm here to explore what kind of work and lifestyle choices can help me to wrestle this beast of an economy to … Continue reading Just Don’t Call it “Glamping”