What books did you read as a child? Were you a Gary Paulsen fan? Did you love stories about fishing, outdoors, and survival? Or were you a Little House on the Prairie reader? Did you lose yourself in books like Judy Blume’s Blubber and Cynthia Voigt’s Dicey’s Song, to escape from the problems in your … Continue reading Textual Lineage
My son and daughter-in-law live in Outer Sunset-- just found (on Etsy) one of the great t shirts I see on my walks! Walking the path along the beach up to Golden Gate Park is the most fun thing we do! Now we have a baby in a stroller to join us and the dog! … Continue reading I love San Francisco
Today my husband went to Yale New Haven Hospital for brain surgery. Scary, yes. But he's wanted this ever since he was first diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. While his tremors are somewhat managed with medication, the disease prevents him from doing many of the things he loves: singing, playing the flute, backpacking. This surgery has … Continue reading Deep Brain Stimulation
Working on watercolors is way better than watching the news.
Have you ever wished you had the time to just sit and work on a creative project, something you’ve desired, but don’t yet have the skill for? I’ve always loved drawing, but can’t say I’m good at it. I have also admired watercolors, those of Joni Mitchell, those of John Singer Sargent, all kinds of … Continue reading Watercolor
Martha's Vineyard is a beautiful island, and although it has a reputation of being a spot for the wealthy, it is actually enjoyable and accessible, with historic sites, friendly farm markets, and lots of opportunities for exploring nature. We left from Woods Hole on a lovely September weekend. Among the sites we visited were the … Continue reading The Vineyard
Dave has been planning our eclipse adventure and educating family and friends about the event since January. It's our #celestialsuperbowl! Now that the time is here, every major magazine, web site, and news show has been spreading the excitement with articles, information, and events. Like the President, who is viewing it from the White House, … Continue reading Celestial Superbowl: the 2017 Solar Eclipse