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Stray Dogs and Immigrants
On Friday, February 24th I spent a few hours volunteering for the SPCA’s annual Bake a Difference fundraiser. The event is tied in with National Cupcake Day. Helping animals and eating cupcakes, could there be a better way to spend … Continue reading
Posted in Aitutaki - Cook Islands, Animals, Baja - Mexico, News and politics, Travel Tagged compassion, immigrants, narrow world view, refugees, SPCA, stray dogs 3 Comments
“I’m not feeling it.” These words, written by my friend and co-author Josh, were like a bucket of cold water being dumped on my head. Here we were, sixteen chapters into the outline for our fifth and final novel in … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Health and wellness, Life, On Scribbling, Travel, USA Tagged change, earthquake, life changes, shift, writing problems 2 Comments
Who Will You Love?
When it comes to empathy, I was late to the party. I arrived to find the presents opened and the cake mostly eaten. I was embarrassed at my inexcusable tardiness. Lately, empathy has been occupying a significant chunk of space … Continue reading
What Are You Going To Do?
“I’m going to write a book.” “I’m going to get in shape.” “I’m going to travel the world.” “I’m going to…” No. Here’s the truth: Most people won’t ever do the things they say they are going to do. Not … Continue reading
Posted in Family & Children, Friends, Ocean, Travel, Warpworld Tagged Eddie Van Halen, finishing, getting things done, hard work, writing 3 Comments
All My Culture is Stolen
“Cultural appropriation is the adoption or use of elements of one culture by members of a different culture. Cultural appropriation is seen by some as controversial, notably when elements of a minority culture are used by members of the cultural majority; this … Continue reading
Wherein the Author Confronts Depression
11:59 December 31, 2006. I am pleasantly pickled, among friends, counting down the end of the year. There are hugs and kisses. So much laughter. I am as drunk on laughter as I am on champagne. Three days later, I … Continue reading
Last week, on a beach walk with a visiting friend, we spoke of the big changes in our lives and how we were coping with the upheaval. Trish and her husband John had just been settling in to their Vernon … Continue reading
Hang Onto Me
Take a good look at the woman in the picture above. She looks happy, doesn’t she? I mean, who wouldn’t be happy in their own private pool, in the sun, with the person they love most in the world, in … Continue reading
Posted in Friends, Grief and Mourning, Health and wellness, Travel Tagged financial difficulties, living with anxiety, Stress 2 Comments