In Gratitude to Robin

My breath escaped me for a moment as I, like the rest of the world, learned three days ago that Robin Williams had passed away. Even this morning as I read the tributes and painful good-byes from those who knew him well, I was having a difficult time comprehending how such a bright light could have possibly been extinguished so unexpectedly....more

Talking with Hummingbirds: 10 Years Without My Mom

My eyes fluttered open at four o’clock in the morning and I found myself waking to the awareness of the brevity of life, my mortality, and the mystery of it all. A slightly uncomfortable feeling washed over me, a sadness. It was then that I remembered that it was the ten year anniversary of my mother’s death, and that realization was breathtaking for me. ...more
Be comforted in the truth that those we loved and loved us are always with us. I experienced the ...more

Finding My Spiritual Center

I wonder sometimes why people feel they need to travel to the ends of the earth to “find” themselves or their spiritual center.  Why do they find an ashram in India to be more enlightening than their backyard or kitchen window? I’m not judging because I believe we all have different paths to wander, but I do question if sometimes we miss what is right in front of us....more

The Road Home ~ Butternut Squash, Poblano & Roasted Onion Enchiladas

It was two o’clock in the morning as my pup, China, and I crossed the border from New Mexico into Texas. Sunroof open, the Beatles blaring,feeling all born-to-be-wild tinged with terror as I was leaving my old life, turning the page on a new chapter and stepping into an adventure unknown. I was still in, what I like to refer as, my “fuck-you forties”, an age when I questioned why I ever cared what anybody thought of me....more

The Road Home

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Boulder: When the Rain Doesn't Stop

The silence was eerie after four days of pounding rain. I realized that my ears had become accustom to the sound of the raindrops hitting the roof of our house. What began as a strong concern for people of Boulder and the surrounding areas, after three days of nonstop rain, turned into terror within a couple of hours. Clouds parked themselves over our city and let loose a torrential down-pouring of epic proportions. Flood sirens began to scream out and a warning flashed on the television screen to alert us that Boulder was in a state of emergency....more
Thank you for the post!  As a Colorado Native who has moved away, it's hard to visualize all the ...more

Almond & Lemon Curd Torta Capri

Like Limoncello, this torta reigns from southern Italy. It is simple and satisfying as a dessert served with a dollop of lemon curd on the side or afternoon treat served with a spot of iced or hot tea....more

Serendipity and a Spoonful of Bread Pudding

ser·en·dip·i·ty: an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.Serendipity. It’s all over the place, at least that’s how I see it. I have “an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident”. Call them coincidences, chance or kizmit, those moments in life when the planets all seem to align in just the right way and the universe offers up a delicious course of events....more

Charlotte's Organic Peach Cobbler

Summer may be coming to an end in a matter of weeks, but the last of those amazingly delicious tree ripened peaches are still available at many of the farmers markets and stores. Here in Colorado we were able to pick up of a flat of organic Palisade peaches at our local farmers market....more