Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Trip to the Beach

It was a beautiful weekend, and I took the kids down to the Beach. We got french fries, searched for Halloween costume accessories, threw rocks in the water, strolled along the boardwalk, and aimed sticks at tree targets. Peaceful and fun.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Life List

The jerusalem artichokes in my backyard are just starting to bloom. I love autumn flowers.

25 for my life list (what I'd like to do before I die, or what's most important to me):
1. Become very good at mothering my children
2. Write beautifully
3. Learn to sing without holding back
4. Travel with my kids internationally
5. Visit all the countries of my ancestors: Scotland, England, Ireland and Iceland
6. Take part in the Tomato Festival in Spain
7. Do something positive for children
8. Take my kids to Day of the Dead in Mexico
9. Know that I am spirit before I die
10. Help my culture become more emotionally expressive and open
11. Facilitate process work groups with uncommon freedom, realness & fun
12. Be well loved, and take it in
13. Love unconditionally
14. Feel beautiful all my life
15. Have the experience of allowing my body to flow most of the time
16. Grow a wild and healthy garden
17. Learn to speak Spanish fluently
18. Get an M.A. and possibly PhD
19. Learn how to take good photos
20. Become a lot more stylish
21. Enjoy robust good health again and for the rest of my life
22. Sing a flirtatious, fun song in front of a group
23. Make beautiful things
24. Become very fit
25. Have a wood-burning stove in my house again

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

true wildness

a photo of my writing workshop group today, and the poem i wrote today that i liked best. It says:

true wildness.
the true wildness i crave
sometimes it will break
your legs
is letting go.

Friday, August 6, 2010

our neighbourhood

a walk in the neighbourhood last night

Thursday, August 5, 2010

the backyard sunflower

the lone sunflower in our backyard at the moment.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I love this boy. He's away for much of August, and I'll miss him.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Jumping in

This is my son, Noam, in a rare photo where he is not running away avoiding the camera, with a friend he's known since birth, Maya. It's my first photo for August Break, a project begun by The idea is for participants to post a photo a day, without words if you like, for the month of August, as a way to be present to the month, and get a little break from writing. But, you can write if you want to, or post when you want to, it's all optional. I'm going to post most days, if not all, and write just a little here and there. I'm using it as a way to start this blog, which I've been wanting to jump into for a while. Happy August!