Take a Chance

Tears of panic rolled down her cheeks.  I could see the anxiety, as well as the tears welling up inside. “PLEEAASE, Dad.  Please let me have it!” “No, you can’t have that.  I will not let you have dairy.” Really?  I thought I had all my bases covered!  I checked in the with instructors beforehand…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

Oh boy, this was another week that did not quite feel so awesome.  It started off great – I was told that I have an “embarrassment of riches.”  This IS so true.  Mid-week, though, Humpday Wednesday, brought some disappointing news, to top off the other worries and frets surrounding my spirit. I sure am glad,…

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An Embarrassment of Riches

I walked through the concourse, down to the very end of the terminal, catching a glimpse of the plane I was to board outside through the window.  Tiny.  Puddle jumper.  Just great…I moaned to myself.  You see, I am a terrible flyer.  Motion sickness would be an understatement.  I will not actually vomit, as I’m…

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Feast

Those of us who consider ourselves “foodies,” simply enjoy food, or navigate some sort of a relationship with food, must be aware that on some basic level feasting on food is about so much more than just the nutriment on our plates. Meals nourish us physiologically, but it also feed us spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically….

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Appletini

Appletini…rather Apple-Tahini. I made an amazingly refreshing salad with an apple juice-apple cider vinegar-tahini conglomerate dressing.  The tune of the ingredients falling off my tongue formulated a bit of a giggle.  Apple-Tahini = Appletini. I was in the mood for something fresh and spring-like, as I’m so longing for spring-time, sunshine and light. I also…

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Bird, Bird, Bird is the Word!

No, you haven’t lost track of time.  It’s not yet November nor Thanksgiving time.  It’s chicken time at our house, though! We are crazy and we like to name our birds.  We have had Bernadette the Bird, Betty the Bird, Matilda, and, most recently, Margaret. Whole, roasted chickens are certainly not my favorite.  I much…

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Awesome Ending Fridays

Here we go again… 1.  Behind the Museum Café – an awesome treasure… This is a unique cafe that specializes in Japanese tea and foods, Japanese antiques and arts and crafts. The café serves robust EXTRACTO coffee roasted right here in Portland, Oregon. We offer our own homemade sweets, sandwiches, and assorted Japanese-style appetizers with seasonal…

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Participation

We’ve gotten into the terrible habit of watching movies each night after dinner.  Yes, I LOVE movies and feel like an escape into the entertainment world after a long day is a perfectly fantastic idea.  However, it presents several problems for me in my life.  First of all, I desperately long to read more.  The…

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Random and Ridiculous

My writing these ridiculous little nuances about myself was most directly inspired by my friend Alisa of Paleo in PDX.  Her Funny Confessions post last week made me giggle.  Reading about her reminded me of how fabulous vulnerability can be in life.  It’s not until we allow ourselves to be vulnerable that true growth and…

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Full Moon. Full Heart. Oh, and Fresh Figs

Thanks, Dad.  This is beautiful. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/58385453 w=400&h=300] Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the…

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