December, 2017

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were everything holidays are supposed to be. I know mine were. December was a whirlwind of Christmas symphonies, tree-decorating, cookies, cocktails, and overall goodwill. While I did manage to squeeze a few words in, writing had to take a knee much of the time (I'm back at it …

October, 2017

There's something about October… Summer is officially over in the Bay Area. The nights are cold, the mornings are crisp. The sun sits differently in the sky. The holidays are fast approaching, and with them, the end of the year. While I enjoy the excuse to let my witchy flag fly, by the time October …

August, 2017

The last month of summer... Where I live, August is the last real month of summer. School starts up at the end of it, so the first few weeks are a whirlwind of backpack shopping, trips to the beach and The Boardwalk, and last-minute weekend getaways. My own last-minute getaway took the form of a …

July, 2017

Summer is winding down... Fall is my favorite time of year. The changing of the seasons always brings a unique, mutable kind of energy, but fall has a special magic all its own. It is a magic of opposites: even as the natural world is dying down and preparing for winter, there is a zip …

October, 2016

Happy Fall!   Yet again, I went longer than intended without posting a monthly update.  If you were dying to hear what went down in September, my apologies! So here's what's up... In keeping with the whole updating-my-business thing that began during the summer, I spent much of September and October continuing to explore the best direction …

May, 2016

Happy Spring, bitches! Spring just isn't spring if I can't have a garden. For the past couple years, one of the most immediate and painful casualties of the drought has been my spring/summer garden- selfish, I know, but there it is. This winter brought with it more rain than we've seen since my son was born, and …