Category Archives: gratitude

not really a soccer mom

We’ve hit the turning of the year here at Rainshadow Farm. The days are shorter and the shadows are longer. It’s a melancholy time, laced with such sweetness. That’s what autumn always has been for me, no matter where I’ve … Continue reading

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on the bad days…

I was thinking of my life 10 years ago. Just 10 years ago. Another lifetime. I was just past 50 years old. Felt very young. Felt like I was on my way. Life was full. Lots going on. My kids … Continue reading

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heedless no more?

Everything in our bodies is interconnected; I couldn’t tell you specifically and scientifically how some of the feedback loops work, but I can see that they do work together. My doctors tell me they do. Which is interesting because it’s … Continue reading

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ideal world

In an ideal world I’d teach part time and also run this farm learning center, develop a native plant nursery, and expand the whole deal. In a more than ideal world, one of the colleges I’ve been working for would … Continue reading

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We’ve had thunderstorms two days in a row here.  Thunderclap and lightning strike together and the power went out at home for a few hours on Thursday. Southern California is dry country. Even the hills running down to the beach … Continue reading

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shift

This is a time in life when many of my women friends are considering what we want to do “next.” Some of us are single. Some of us have means; some not so much. Most of us who are single … Continue reading

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heart beat

I just realized something. I have been getting scared when I feel my heart beating at rest. I’m not talking about A-fib or an arrhythmia. That’s not so good and if that happens I need to get myself to the … Continue reading

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