What If You Are Already Perfect?

What If You Are Already Perfect?

The birds woke me up this morning. It was still dark out. It was also my day off. I’d had fantasies the night before of remaining curled beneath my covers until mid-morning– or perhaps even noon! But at 5:25 am I was roused by a piercing serenade of tweets and chirps. Some were distant songs, … Continue reading

Shining a Light (an announcement)

Shining a Light (an announcement)

I’ll be introducing a new feature on this blog. I’m calling it Southern Spotlight and I’m totally stoked about it, because I’ll get shine a light on some of the extraordinary people I’ve met on this journey. One of the things I enjoy about the South is its abundance and celebration of art. Nearly every … Continue reading

Do Plants Have Feelings? a personal story

Do Plants Have Feelings? a personal story

This is the story of a plant. It’s also a story about consciousness, love, and thought. *** I have one houseplant. Just one. It was given to me several months ago by someone I absolutely adore. At first I was nervous about the plant. It was a shamrock. I knew nothing about shamrocks. And although … Continue reading

Don’t Panic. Okay, maybe panic a little

Don’t Panic. Okay, maybe panic a little

Alabama is wild and wonderful. That’s not the official slogan, but I think it should be. Since my quirky adventure in moving here, I’ve witnessed both. Like ice storms in February, which sent my car sliding backwards downhill. With March came blooming dogwoods which took my breath away, as did allergies and red, welty-bites from … Continue reading

30 Days on the Road: what have I learned?

30 Days on the Road: what have I learned?

Hey Friends– Happy (almost) Halloween! I’ve been on the road 30 days now! Can you believe it? It’s been a life changing experience that just keeps getting richer and more beautiful, even when complications arise… Shortly after my last post, my bank decided that someone had hijacked my card and was traipsing across America buying … Continue reading

Almost Paradise… in Alabama

Almost Paradise… in Alabama

Greetings from Alabama! I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated and some of you got worried. Sorry! As you know from my last post, I was invited to visit a community in Alabama after the fiasco at the first commune. Well, the day I arrived in Alabama, a couple members of the community … Continue reading

From Dollywood to Alabama

From Dollywood to Alabama

[This is a followup to my misadventures at a commune. You’ll probably want to read parts one and two first.] Guess what, y’all! I have some great news! But first, thanks for all your comments. I’ve been remiss in replying cuz I’ve been driving (wicked rainstorm in Knoxville yesterday!) You people are kind, wise and … Continue reading