Tag Archives: Life

Please don’t interrupt my aloha.

It happens every time. Our bodies are technically back in California but I can’t quite leave Hawaii behind. It’s not jet lag. It’s the sense that I had a glimpse of Paradise (because I just know heaven will be a … Continue reading

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Walk with me: the hula cat and the haoles.

Dateline: Poipu, where everything is perfection. We’ve been here more times than I can count but we’ve never had a room with this view before: So here we are, a million miles from everyday life. But at least one thing … Continue reading

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To points south. And west.

Things were too calm. Time to hit the road. Headed south. Time to meet the new grandpup! This is Bunny. Can you believe him? I want three! And speaking of grands, somehow just since Christmas, the grandsons turned into grand … Continue reading

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Getting our buzz on.

It wasn’t long after the initial pandemic lockdowns that I stepped outside and found a man and a woman in what appeared to be hazmat suits thrashing around the olive trees in front of our house. My first thought was … Continue reading

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Trying to just let grow…

Is there anything more utterly absorbing, endlessly fascinating and maddeningly annoying? And no, I am not talking about my husband here (although hmmm I suppose I could be…) I am talking about my fledgling garden, the one that went nowhere … Continue reading

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A Word from the Birds: The 3 Most Common Questions We Get About Chickens.

This blog was born way back in 2009 to record our foray into flock-keeping. Back then you were actually considered kind of cool if you had chickens and especially if you had a blog. Now, people just think we’re farmers … Continue reading

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Just faux enough away for us.

When does a groove become a rut? Maybe it’s when you discuss unironically that the morning walk commenced three minutes late and now we would all be off schedule for the entire day. “All” meaning the two elderlies and the … Continue reading

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Failure to launch?

Among the many things that no longer seem possible is the idea of packing a suitcase. We returned from San Francisco last month certain we had our travel chops back and we were determined to plan another jaunt right away … Continue reading

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Because what we need right now is a new plague, right?

Ah, spring. Especially this spring. Daylight hours edge deliciously ever longer, and the wisteria and the calla lilies are in joyful bloom. The air is filled with the perfume of orange blossoms, our little swarm of honeybees have returned, and … Continue reading

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2021 Reading Re-Cap: Just a bit more real…

I think we’ve established that reading-wise, I’m more of an ethereal girl than a material girl. Hey, the heart wants what it wants. But if I’m forced to read non-fiction, at least it should be good non-fiction. Here are eight … Continue reading

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