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In The Running

October 7, 2021

When we head down our street toward the beach each morning there’s two ways we can get to the access. One is to turn left and the other is to go straight and into what looks like a dead end with a house facing the ocean before turning left and eventually ending up at the […]

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In Honor of The New Moon

October 3, 2021

I have a new post about my slow miracle in the works, but in the meantime I wanted to share with you all another slow miracle accomplishment. I have finally, with the help of friends, figured out how to get paid subscriptions up and running to my Substack Newsletter, Maria’s Star Garden. If you enjoy […]

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Pieces of Process

September 6, 2021

The emptiness that engulfs my family now that my foster grand baby has been returned to their birth mom is like nothing else I have ever experienced. It has been nearly two months now, and so far birth mom has only responded minimally to emails and has not responded to any requests for visits, in […]

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Lazy Black-Eyed Pea Pancakes

August 25, 2021

I’ve had this book since before I got the diagnosis of MS, so it has to be longer than 25 years. I remember standing in a bookstore chain that no longer exists in the days I was a Laurel’s Kitchen vegetarian and being drawn in by the lovely art and the stories and all the […]

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An Announcement to My Subscribers

July 27, 2021

Hi There Dear Long Time Readers and Subscribers, If you are subscribed to get e-mail notifications when I put up a new blog post, the service that used to provide that, Feedburner, is discontinuing this function. So Susan Voisin, my host at Fat Free Vegan, graciously signed my blog up to a new, free service […]

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The Golden Light

July 7, 2021

Up in the loft at my house there’s an old window facing west at the end of the house. The glass of this window is textured and tinted harvest gold, and has probably been there since the house was built in 1976. Some people call it “church glass.” In the summer evenings, as the sun […]

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Smashed Potatoes–Literally

May 29, 2021

In the early days of my plant-based transformation, long before I wrote this blog, I would often spend time reading recipes and gathering ideas for what I wanted to cook. It was also a way of feeling alliance and camaraderie and support from a community I didn’t have in the flesh. Still, to this day, […]

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Lima Bean Surprise

May 19, 2021

As you all know, during pandemic times I turned to gluten-free low fat baking as a source of creativity and comfort. A couple of months ago I noticed that even without overeating what I baked, constantly ingesting even the healthiest of baked goods on a regular basis, along with fair amounts of gluten-free pasta and […]

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Aries New Moon in April

April 11, 2021

Happy New Moon! If you would like to read my musings and horoscopes for the last half of this lunar cycle you can find them here. In any event, I hope you enjoy the art. Blessings of Spring, Dear Readers–

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Libra Full Moon March 28

March 28, 2021

  Dear Readers, A Happy Full Moon to you. I hope to write a post about what I’ve been up to soon. I just lost the draft I’d hope to build on so it may be a little while, but in the meantime know I am well, and head on over to Maria’s StarGarden if […]

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