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A Christmas Wish…


  This has been a strange and stifling year, but the earth keeps spinning on around the sun, and, having come to the midlife point myself, I’m making a serious effort every day to welcome the dawn, bask, if only … Continue reading

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Extremism in the Defense of Liberty?


Long before I moved here and barely even knew what America was or stood for, I heard people say: Everything is so extreme in America: Hurricanes that rip out trailers with the people and pets still in it, earthquakes that … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Bike…


This year has been intense. If we aren’t watching the news, we’re on social media and nowadays it seems that every little bit of white space is devoured by noise. This can’t be good for the soul. And it wasn’t … Continue reading

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I need your help and this is why…


This has been a bit of a roller coaster of a weekend because my recent visit to UC Berkeley brought back bad memories of what I experienced at the University and I wrote an emotional blog about it. It was … Continue reading

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DREAMFEST and Alicia Keys


Don’t ask me how I got into Dreamfest last night, but I did. For the uninitiated: Dreamfest is the big Salesforce conference in San Francisco. Read: Nerd Central, with people swarming the city hanging out their Salesforce badges and swag … Continue reading

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Henry Miller’s Gob of Spit and Why I Need Your Help!


“This is not a book, in the ordinary sense of the word. No, this is a prolonged insult, a gob of spit in the face of Art, a kick in the pants to God, Man, Destiny, Time, Love, Beauty… what … Continue reading

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For Caroline, on the Eve of Your 19th Birthday


Dearest Caroline, I’ll tell you a little secret: Before I had kids, I thought I just wanted to have sons. No drama, no PMS, no mother-daughter strife– For in every mother-daughter relationship Electra will lurk in the shadows… But then … Continue reading

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The Friday that would never end…


When you go to NZ you cross the date line and going back you do the same, so this is the longest Friday I’ve ever experienced. Well over my 10,000 steps, jetlagged as hell and mentally I’m still somewhere floating … Continue reading

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More Beauty from New Zealand


So we went from this: to this: but Jon and I have been totally under the weather so there was also a lot of this: Until we found some mega pain killers and dragged our sorry asses to the Auckland … Continue reading

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I’ll never take indoor plumbing for granted again…


We made it. To Auckland. No, not Oakland. After driving more than 3000 kilometers, Jonathan and I are still amazed by the natural beauty of this country. Case in point: there are a couple of scenic highways but even when … Continue reading

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