Plant-Based Lifestyle Epiphanies

Plein Air Dreamin’ Come True

October 6, 2013

It’s not my habit to write about what is happening at the moment.  I don’t do it well. My cast of mind is one of memoir, and so it takes me a while to incorporate what I’m living enough into memory to be able to render the essence of it in what I write. So […]

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Listening to the Earth

September 26, 2013

Welcome to my blog’s new “look.” After I included my drawing of the little ballerina in my post In the Temple of my Daily Life, Susan suggested to me I look through my drawings and see if there was one that I’d like to use as part of a new look for the header of […]

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Will My Real Old Self Please Stand Up?

September 9, 2013

This photo was taken the summer I was 36, just before we moved to Idaho. I needed a shot of myself as a California Poets in the Schools instructor because some of the poems my students had written were going to be in a state anthology. There wasn’t anyone else around to do it, so […]

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Taking the Plunge

August 29, 2013

I just got back from another trip to the City of Roses. This time I went to celebrate the marriage of my son Mike to his long time girlfriend Kelly.  I am happy beyond words, so I’ll try to keep them at a minimum, and let a few pictures stand in for a thousand or […]

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A Progressive Plant-Based Breakfast (with Massaged Breakfast Kale)

August 21, 2013

My town is a town of potlucks and progressive dinners, which takes me back to my childhood and how innovative and fun it sounded to me to go from house to house for each different part of a meal. Even when I’m not invited to a potluck or a progressive meal, I make one for […]

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In the Temple of My Daily Life

August 16, 2013

When I was getting ready to host poetry night, I remembered a large box upstairs that my sister and mother packed and sent to me several years ago, long before my  mother died. They were sorting through things, and asked me what I would like. I’d tried to open and look at everything in the […]

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The Slow Miracle of My Yoga Practice: Like a Waterfall, Like a Child

August 9, 2013

The yoga mat you see rolled up in this corner is the one I’ve practiced on for several years. I didn’t realize until I thought to take a shot of it in its resting place as a way to begin that it rests under the central remains of a mural that was once on a […]

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The Poetry of Simple Plant-Based Hor D’Oeurves

July 18, 2013

  Early on in my low fat plant-based eating, I decided to follow a rule that I’ve stuck with ever since. If I can’t eat it, I don’t make it. I no longer make traditional lasagne or brownies or cake and ice cream for other people. They are welcome to bring whatever they’d like, but […]

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Light Bulb Moment

July 15, 2013

I didn’t know how to know this for most of my life, but it turns out that finding myself doing something automatically is a sure and dependable measure of healing. This is something I learned in manual therapy, and it was strange to me.  I learned there to recognize that “ability” has to do with […]

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Old Fashioned (Gluten-Free) Oats

July 11, 2013

I’m a big fan of Engine 2.  Way back when I first read Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, and before Rip Esselstyn was the poster man for plant strong eating he is today, I was also a fan of  “The Esselstyn Breakfast” in the recipe section of that book. It’s the basic template  for what […]

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