Sanctum

Growing up a vanilla Methodist, the word sanctuary simply meant that place in church where the minister would drone on and on forever. It’s where I sang in the choir – a mostly social event for me – took communion, and sat on hard benches waiting for the day when I could make my own … More Sanctum

Shaping My Days

So I came up with this idea to keep myself engaged in my wanderings and stories and photography. It’s not original, but it seems to be working for me. At least on Facebook. But I want more. More words, more stories, better stories, so I’m expanding to THE BLOG (I wish there was an echo … More Shaping My Days

Lucky

Maybe the second day of our Tuscan retreat I met Lucky. He is one of 10 cats that prowls between these hillside villas. He is silvery gray with black stripes and he loves hard. He wants to be held and pet and squeezed. Each time I pick him up he digs into my shoulder with such … More Lucky

The Summer Affair

He told every one of us a different story. Those of us he spoke to, anyway. He flirted shamelessly with Angela. She was drawn to him like a bear to honey, practically tugging on my hand to come with her to see him. I don’t know what he said to her but she was smitten. … More The Summer Affair

Enchanted Wine

There are special places on this earth that aren’t marked by giant signs, there’s no neon involved or fancy marketing, they just quietly exist. These are the places I live to uncover. This is where enchantment lives, where it originates. Little wellsprings of wonder bubbling up only once in a while and when the bubbles … More Enchanted Wine

The Pits

I love the smell of California in the morning. It’s this light freshness that tricks me into believing the day will be cool. Not so, these past August days. Today, while tooling around Los Angeles I took in the dichotomy that defines this city. An IHOP that has complimentary valet parking for those that cannot … More The Pits