Archive for June, 2017

  • Letting it Go

    By on June 30, 2017

    Check out this timely quote by Lao Tzu.

  • Tarragon dressing recipe

    Tarragon Dressing Recipe

    By on June 29, 2017

    Want a dressing with a different flavor? Then try this delicious tarragon dressing.

  • Update on the 2017 Reading Challenge

    Update on the 2017 Reading Challenge

    By on June 28, 2017

    You can see below in red the books I’ve completed so far this year (many of which I have...

  • Honoring the unseen poem by Polly Castor

    Honoring the Unseen (New Poem by Polly Castor)

    By on June 27, 2017

    Recently a friend complimented a woman on her gorgeous sari and was shown the intricate stitching on the inside where it would never be seen as...

  • Asian Sesame Sauce for Frozen Spiralized Carrots

    Asian Sesame Sauce for Spiralized Carrots

    By on June 26, 2017

    These frozen spiralized carrot "noodles" are available at Trader Joes at low cost and this is the perfect sauce...

  • refuse to be homogenized

    Refuse to be Homogenized

    By on June 25, 2017

    It takes courage to stand one’s ground against homogeneous thinking—thinking that simply melds into what everyone else is thinking.

  • Plein Air Oil Painting of the Quarry Swimming Hole

    Plein Air Oil Painting of the Quarry Swimming Hole

    By on June 24, 2017

    I have frequented this lovely spot for decades but never painted it before.

  • Recent Black and White Photos

    Recent Black and White Photos

    By on June 23, 2017

    I enjoy the study of values that black and white photography demands. I think it this practice helps my...

  • Dulce de Leche Chocolate Tart Recipe

    Dulce de Leche Chocolate Tart Recipe

    By on June 22, 2017

    Not too sweet, this is chocolate perfection with an internal ribbon of salted caramel. Just perfect.

  • It's Green Out There Poem

    It’s Green out There (New Poem by me with Photos)

    By on June 21, 2017

    The lush, dappled day engulfs me, effulgently as stray, stippled sunlight penetrates in spotty brushstrokes, and tender leaves clap their hands exhilarated by such...

  • Sharing Ramadan

    Sharing Ramadan

    By on June 20, 2017

    The whole event was a great way to open up to the community, build relationships, and remove misinformation and...

  • Wonder Woman (Movie Review)

    Wonder Woman (Movie Review)

    By on June 19, 2017

    It is encouraging to see a woman owning her own power, honoring and prioritizing her own purpose, and channeling...