The Sweet Life

October 23, 2020

Tuesday mornings, as early as possible, are the most solitary and quiet times on the beach. It reminds me that while I’d be hard pressed to say our beach is ever actually crowded because it’s nothing like popular beaches in California, Hawaii or Florida, on Tuesday mornings, especially as Winter approaches, it’s a pretty good […]

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An Invitation

October 15, 2020

My Dear Readers, I wanted to invite you to check out my new website on Substack called Maria’s StarGarden. There you will find my first post, LIBRA NEW MOON HOROSCOPES for October 16, 2020, with Musings and Art from Maria’s StarGarden. This new venture is a space for me to express my astrological insights in […]

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Cobweb Meditation

October 13, 2020

As I started looking at NPR headlines and other of the morning’s news, my heart began to sink at the likely inevitability of a court stacked against women’s rights, human rights and healthcare. Then I looked up and out the window, not knowing how what I saw there would delight, surprise and center me. It […]

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Dispatches From The Smoke

September 15, 2020

Last Tuesday night out at the coast the once in a century hot unseasonable high wind event hit us. The fires north of Lincoln City in a town called Otis were blazing and Hwy 18, the way out north to Portland, was closed because of two fires. By Wednesday, Lincoln City, the town about 10 […]

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I See The Moon, The Moon Sees Me

August 30, 2020

Pisces Moon Preface A long time ago back in Moscow Idaho, a low frequency community radio station with a left leaning bent was born. Many people of my community tribe were to be involved as volunteer deejays and I was excited at the prospect. When the station finally went on air there was a reception […]

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It’s A Sign

August 22, 2020

(Spoiler alert: this post is unabashedly in favor of the Democratic Party and the Democratic ticket. If you are a Trump supporter, you have your right to your views, and you have plenty of venues to air those views.  This is not one of them. If you air them here or  troll those who disagree […]

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Living in Nested Shells: Being Held in the Mystery

July 25, 2020

The arrival of very new little person into the lives of my son and daughter-in-law and myself and the need for confidentiality and privacy on social media services for their safety has covered over my usual urge to narrate. It’s as if the softest blanket of new snow fell over it, like I used to […]

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Dreamers, Come True

June 18, 2020

When the Rodriguez family moved into the little white house one block over, I felt an instant kinship with them. Both of our houses had parking lots on the north side, which made an instant thoroughfare for delivery trucks during the day and drunken college students at night, weaving their way home from the bars […]

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Yellow Is The Color. . .

June 4, 2020

Back in the time when I went to the grocery store in person, one of my favorite things to do if I had been efficient with my time in the grocery aisles, would be to migrate over to the far end of the store where the plant nursery lives. I was reminded how much I […]

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Becoming an Agate

May 5, 2020

I would have walked right past it, but just as I was stepping into a patch of early morning sun on the still mostly shaded beach, I happened to look down and see a somewhat ordinary pocked gray rock look as if it had a galaxy on the top of it. OOOooo! I breathed in […]

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