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Digging Through Pain for Pleasure

It’s been storming this week off and on. Mostly it’s been warm rain. (Thank Science, since the cold hurts me so damn much!) When I lived in Haines, I learned a saying that I thought would be a great life mantra. There’s no such thing as bad weather, just not enough gear. I lived that […]

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Our front yard with the incoming tide

Celebrating Abundance

I was asked by a cruise ship passenger about two weeks ago how they could sign up for a life like mine. I laughed before I answered with the truncated, “Give away your crap. Start with the television. Go from there.” He laughed and nodded. “I guess it really COULD be that simple, huh,” he responded thoughtfully. […]

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A beautiful union indeed

The Art of Surprise: The Binger’s Birthday Edition: Part One

I generally shy away from the title “Artist,” simply because, well, I’ve always grown up watching my sister create amazing things with her hands, since we were children.  Sure, I get it, we are all artists inside…yeah yeah, but have you seen Rosa’s art? Have you seen her paintings? Her candles? Her drawings? It’s amazing. […]

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A Classically Catastrophic Cancer

Hiding under a careless facade, she’s surprisingly small, loud but timid, bold but meek, laughing but silently whimpering for more than fleeting attention. She’s average. Small frame, large teeth, slight mustache, but has beautiful, even stunning windows to her soul. Except an average passerby may miss her soul completely, distracted by the layers of gaudy […]

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hitchhiking Maui

A Tragic Way to Travel

Newsflash: Tourists on Maui don’t pick up hitchhikers. Caveat:John and I were picked up by two different tourist families from Australia in brand new rental cars on two separate occasions. (First off: Aussies and Kiwis don’t count because they are open-minded to hitchhiking. Second: The first time we were picked up was before we got […]

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Simplicity Defined

Simply Living; Simply Loving

What we own, we own. There are no loans, no debt, no mortgage, no layaways, no plastic. What we have is as ours as something can be while still following the premise that nothing can truly be owned.  Having not worked since September and eating gluten free, we have plenty of reasons to not go […]

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Observe Less is Sexy Brow Phase

Love’s Soundtrack, Lacking Violins

Those of you who were familiar and comfortable with the ever fashion conscious, well-groomed, socially aware bore of a girl I used to be and are chagrined by the wandering gypsy dirtbag I’ve become might be entertained by this story. With three hours until John arrived in Vegas I decided to spare him the furry […]

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