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Speaking of Shadows

Insight arrives in curious ways sometimes. Recently, during one of my very limited online windows of computer and social media time, I responded to a ‘friend request’ on Facebook, a friend of a fellow writer//journalist/poet that I follow and respect. The woman who reached out to me is a powerful, evocative writer herself, a fiercely

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Writing for the Love of Food, Nature and Soul

Sometimes I think I should simply write about food. Forget this soul-based stuff, let’s just go back to the kitchen, shall we? Yes, I could easily keep adding to that Slow Food category of posts on my website. Cook that I am, the kitchen is where you’ll find me every single day, crafting something for

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A Simple Supper: An Impromptu Risotto

I’m back in the kitchen. Mind you, l’espace cuisine in my little artist’s studio in coastal California is more like a sailboat’s galley. It’s decidedly a one-person space. The cooking alcove—which closes off behind folding wooden doors—does have a certain charm, and it feels very Old World to me. The impression is generated not only by

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Quiet Acts of Generosity, Encore

It was on Twitter that I discovered the glitch of the unfinished journal being distributed. As I waited for the water to boil for my morning tea, I switched on my mini iPad to check email and touch in with social media. For a moment, I was utterly puzzled—I hadn’t “tweeted” or posted a Soul

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The Grace of the Table: A Way to Reconnect

After a couple of back to back trips to neighbor islands for bits of business and social calls, I’m home on ‘the Mountain’, as I call it, nestled comfortably into the tranquility of our little sanctuary on the high slopes of Haleakalā on Maui. I had a brief hop over to O’ahu, ‘The Gathering Place’;

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