When I learned about Hygge and what it meant, I wanted to add more to my life here in Colorado. Hygge is a Scandinavian word, pronounced hue-gah, used to describe an extraordinary moment during an otherwise ordinary day by being aware of the feeling of coziness and charm in order to slow our fast-paced life.... Continue Reading →
Brainstormed Design Ideas for the Future
I'm a writer, illustrator, and child of the 1960's. What do I know about designing for the future? I grew up with Star Trek and could relate to its creator, Gene Roddenberry. What we have in common is imagination. When I was a kid, I used to have a recurring dream where a Polaroid picture... Continue Reading →
Wild Conversations Overheard in Malibu and Boulder
I’ve overheard a lot of wild conversations. I’m an eavesdropper by nature. Shh! Don’t tell anyone… It can be very entertaining. Here are three conversations I've overheard. I just had to share: #1. While visiting Malibu, I walked through a parking a lot filled with sports cars and other gleaming top-of-the-line vehicles. A middle-aged couple... Continue Reading →
My Crazy Mind and Eating Without Inhaling
What if there was a way to slow down and enjoy what we eat? I would love that. Sometimes, when I'm hungry, I inhale my food. I look at my empty plate and think, "When did that happen?" You might have heard about mindful eating. It means savoring each bite by setting down your fork to chew... Continue Reading →
Dear Holiday Diary, The concept of time escapes me…
Dear Holiday Diary, I sat down this morning for the first time in weeks. My butt was like, "What are we doing? We're not sitting in a car driving to town to Christmas shop. FOR GOD'S SAKE. WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO SIT, DO WE?" Switching gears after pushing myself for weeks is harder than you think.... Continue Reading →
Dodging Bullets and Creepy Crawlers
Roxy is a hunter. If you looked at her body, you’d say, “Nah, I don’t believe it.” She’s pretty puny with front legs about eight inches long. Believe it. She has been known to take down grasshoppers and the occasional mouse. In the beginning of the summer, she had been outside for quite a while.... Continue Reading →
There’s No Way to Know…
As I watch clouds gather and raindrops ripple in concentric rings on the pond, maternal instincts kick into high gear. A storm is coming.
When Euripides Interrupts Wild Daydreams
I’m not sure what happens in other people’s heads, but I tend to overshare what happens in mine. It wasn’t long ago that the words, “Think BIG!” popped into my brain interrupting thoughts of blogging and book writing. Well, it happened again. While I washed dishes one morning, my mind wandered to thoughts about my... Continue Reading →
The Moose is Loose!
I have always wanted to shoot a moose... with my camera. They are huge animals which can be aggressive and dangerous. They are also majestic and fearless, qualities I have always admired. A few years ago, I freaked out and fumbled with my phone as a cow and her calf pranced by the liftline in... Continue Reading →
Creepy or What?
A couple of weeks ago my husband Danny and I drove up to the Mount Grays and Torreys trailhead. My SUV wound up the steep dirt road so slow a granny with a walker could have passed us at times. While struggling over rocks and pot holes in the comfort of my Toyota Highlander, I... Continue Reading →