Santa Fe Getaway!

Happy Summer and Strawberry Full Moon! Our first vacation in 20 months and we chose just the right place. A tourist town that was like “the Twilight Zone” through COVID,  Santa Fe merchants, hotels, restaurants, and galleries are jubilant to have us return. Weather...

SoulCollage®

Can six writers gather together for a three-hour workshop and create a project that has no writing? Not a smidge of a word? Yes, if they are at a SoulCollage® workshop led by Penelope Starr writer, storyteller, artist, and certified SoulCollage® facilitator. ...

The Seven-Second Connection

The Handshake was something my dad taught my sisters and me, not by saying “Watch and learn” but just by being himself. This got me thinking of those thousands of things parents and other adults teach us. This particular one is for my Dad, fathers everywhere, and...

The Way Things Work- Thanks, Dad

Maddie was looking pretty uncomfortable one morning at our Zoom meeting. Turns out she was suffering from a boil on her sit-me-down. She was hurting, upset, and knew she had to go to the doctor and deal with this.  The way she was sitting was exactly how I saw my Dad...

What a Year! Aka Things are Opening Up

“Things are Opening Up” With the relaxing and reduction of pandemic restrictions, a repeated phrase seems to be “things are opening up.” Some examples in my part of the desert (Tucson AZ): Restaurants-now more than patio or take-out dining. Gyms-longer...

More Car Talk-Lily

“Things are Opening Up” Now that “things are opening up,” I’m behind the wheel of my car every day. I asked my sweetheart, “How many miles do you think we drove the car during the pandemic?” We live outside the city limits of Tucson and most of...