Category Archives: Inspiration

Seek Plymouth to Taste Life

Just after Labor Day, during full-on Covid Season, I was in the middle of a project rewriting a book I had written in a weekend retreat during March 2020. Revision is the hardest part, and I needed to stick it … Continue reading

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Divine White Wines That Will Blow Your Mind (and Reds, too!)

STANDOUT WINE: 2016 Chardonnay Reserve ($60.00) I wasn’t ready for it, this gorgeous winery in Southern Ashland. It was Labor Day. Yeah, I know I’m behind, but with numerous disastrous fires, near death by fire, PG&E constantly turning off our … Continue reading

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Covid Season and Wine, 2020: Co-Professors of the Art of Winetasting and Connection

Why are we winetasting for 21 days during Covid Season? We love stories, and we see the microcosm of what’s happening in wineries line up with the macrocosm of what’s happening in the world. You may have to stick with … Continue reading

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A New Adventure (And Revisit of Ashland Secrets You’ll Love)

Today is August 28, 2020, and I just submitted a manuscript an hour ago for my next book called Shine: When Chasing Sacred Spaces Goes Dark. Don’t get attached to the title because it will probably change three times between … Continue reading

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Oceans of Love, Dear Anthony

May 12, 1:13 a.m. We were getting ready to film at UC Davis when I got this text from Anthony: Hey, was just thinking about you for some reason Happy Mother’s Day. I hope everything has been good in your … Continue reading

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The Power in No Power: A Woman’s Search for Meaning

I’m sitting here on a Sunday thinking about the light side of no power and feeling frustrated by the dark side. I hunt for a narrative that feels good. So many thoughts demand the floor, as it’s been awhile since … Continue reading

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Ashlandia

Nestled in Southern Oregon just across the Oregon border, Ashlandia is a world all its own, a beautiful world indeed. Continue reading

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All of It

I love the rain because it fulfills every fantasy I have as a writer. Well, maybe not every fantasy. It is, though, a magnetic mood setter to my space: a comfy un-ergonomically friendly position on the couch under my eggplant … Continue reading

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Time in All Its Measure

Time. It’s a funny thing.  It’s #TuesdayThoughts, and we only have 6 days left to reach our crowdfunding goal. We have a mixture of feelings. Pride, fear, gratitude, exhaustion, love, deep knowing, optimism, nervousness, excitement. The past 24 days have … Continue reading

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Phew!

That’s what I have to say about this crowdfunding gig. At first, I was just going to copy and paste one of the other 4 blogs I wrote here for this crowdfunding campaign that went live this morning and then … Continue reading

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