Entries from January 2015

Slow Down, Step Back

January 24, 2015

“Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. ~ Voltaire At the risk of sounding like a stereotypical Californian, I’ve been having a Mercury-retrograde week.  For those of you not astrologically inclined, when the planet Mercury appears to be in retrograde motion, all sorts of mischief is said to occur: missed […]


January 16, 2015

“As is the human body, So is the cosmic body. As is the human mind, So is the common mind, As is the microcosm, So is the macrocosm. As is the atom, So is the universe.” ~ The Upanishads Whether you believe in an omnipotent power called God or Love, a Universal Consciousness or Soul […]

3D is for Derby

January 7, 2015

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke In December of 2014, Derby the dog ran down the sidewalk for the very first time. Due to a congenital deformity, Derby was born with tiny forearms and no front paws, preventing him from moving himself along […]

A Never Ending Story

January 1, 2015

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” ~ Jean Anouilh I’ve known Wilma since I was 14 years old, when she, our friend Francesca and I worked at the local mall.  We came of age together, going through teenage years and young adulthood, with all of the triumphs, mistakes and memories that come with […]