Wild Design

We surround ourselves with rules and systems because we are afraid of the chaos within us, never realizing that the chaos within us is really its own kind of order. What architect Christopher Alexander called a Timeless Way of Building and I call Wild Design. Filmed...

My Friend the Super Hero

When you read the title of this post I expect you thought I was speaking metaphorically.  But no, I'm talking tights and capes.  And in this case an eerie she wolf shadow. Wendy has always been the kind of woman to leap tall buildings in a single bound, produce...
Thoughtless on a Pink Granite Shore

Thoughtless on a Pink Granite Shore

I set the alarm for 4 a.m. and jumped out of bed when it rang, pulled on the clothes I’d set out the night before, brushed my teeth, stuffed my toiletries into the top of my dry bag and loaded the car.  My cell went off; my prompt to get on the road.  At 4:45 I...

Wild Strawberries in Bloom

A couple of weeks ago I went out to tackle the weeds in the front garden, only to discover wild strawberries in bloom. Surprised and delighted, I let them grow and I’ve been harvesting them, handful by handful, each evening when I come home from work. Tonight I...
A Middle Aged Woman in a Mini Cooper

A Middle Aged Woman in a Mini Cooper

I want to quit my job and sell my house and car and buy a cute little Mini Cooper, pack it up and take off on a long road trip, skipping like a stone from beach to beach, hole up in a series of cabins by the water and write to my heart’s content. What I do...