Summer B’s

What do you want? I will... [more]
 

Wikinovels

I wonder if every new novel... [more]
 

I’m here

When a missed loved one comes... [more]
 

U-B-U

Three years ago I was starting... [more]
 

Cliches

Two cliches, I’m finding, date from... [more]
 

Monastic

One friend who keeps this globe... [more]
 

Swallows

Yesterday as I walked on the... [more]
 

Soak in

I’ve been playing a game with... [more]
 

Coffee

Seems like it’s been years. When... [more]
 

Red-tailed hawk

Curated quiet sailing: red-tailed hawk above... [more]
 

Locally

Gratitudes A to Z, locally: Art... [more]
 

Peaceful protest

Part of prayer is letting go.... [more]
 

Backpack of rocks

You told me once that I... [more]
 

Material

So grateful for my clutch of... [more]
 

Grounded

Reading this morning from a 1990s... [more]
 

Contagious

These days, even though it’s suddenly... [more]
 

Names

In my sequel to “Annie California,”... [more]
 

Deliciousness

Grateful this first few days of... [more]
 

Roses, ocean, deer

When I was young I had... [more]
 

Marie Kondo-ing

Last night at home, after gnashing... [more]
 

Happy Whatever

I just passed a man with... [more]
 

Work and love

Having faith in our work is... [more]
 

Rocks to Clouds

Reading a why-haven’t I heard-about-this book... [more]
 

Succinct

“Trust means, Quit worrying.” A friend... [more]
 

Hope and have

I read recently that in the... [more]
 

Pretty good draft

Last night I finished a pretty... [more]
 

Sounds good

What I hear: rain tapping on... [more]
 

Coastal Gratitudes A to Z

The word Awesome. Beaches without crowds... [more]
 

Morning beach report

Sea gulls, seals and sea lions... [more]
 

Bear self-care

I wonder if wild animals take... [more]
 

Spring

This morning I photographed a beached... [more]
 

Reverse weather report

Today I will give the weather... [more]
 

Coffee cabinet

There’s something nostalgic about recalling regional... [more]
 

Curbside

“Hello, local librarian? I just read... [more]
 

A surf scoter’s childhood

If you ask a surf scoter... [more]
 

California wild rose

This morning while photographing beach flora,... [more]
 

Absolutely

On my one book research trip... [more]
 

Routine

It’s gotten to be a thing... [more]
 

An act of love

For Californians, it’s been almost 12... [more]
 

Crucial point

Most of us will come out... [more]
 

Birthday

Today is one of my granddaughters’... [more]
 

Act 2

As I’ve mentioned here, wild animals... [more]
 

Makers A to Z

Grateful for Makers of all varieties:... [more]
 

Who exactly

Not to second-guess the wisdom of... [more]
 

Are you still listening

Lately I’ve been singing the old... [more]
 

Inspiration

Today I mixed some paints on... [more]
 

Matched

Scuffing barefoot to the edge of... [more]
 

Luxuriously

Today was the lowest low tide... [more]
 

Reprieve

Quarantine gratitudes A to Z: Ahhh,... [more]
 

Dance steps

Yesterday’s walk on one of my... [more]
 

Blitz

This morning I woke up thinking... [more]
 

Some assembly required

For a week I lived in... [more]
 

Therapy

Recently two of my grandkids and... [more]
 

The world tilted upright

These days I listen to the... [more]
 

The listeners

Early this morning I sang a... [more]
 

Inland, outland

“My life is like a stroll... [more]
 

Holy rollers

Another raft of sea lions in... [more]
 

Reunions

Yesterday my sister told me that... [more]
 

Our

“Blossoms appear in the countryside. The... [more]
 

Deep affection

What full bellies we have, my... [more]
 

Restoring

Gratitude for a shop restoring public... [more]
 

Hullooo

On my essential walk on the... [more]
 

How to saunter

When I walked outside onto the... [more]
 

Kind or

Hello in there—I trust you’re staying... [more]
 

Suggestions A to Z

Adopt a puppylike attitude. Be here... [more]
 

Don’t miss this

One early early morning last week... [more]
 

Counter-intuitive

When I first moved here to... [more]
 

Oh, the cow!

Lots of time on my hands,... [more]
 

Cut out for that

A friend of mine once told... [more]
 

Calling out love songs

As Paul Simon sang, “I hear... [more]
 

What we could see from there

In a recent art journal, an... [more]
 

Your love remains

There’s a song I liked to... [more]
 

Cairn

Grateful to find a hollow cairn... [more]
 

Forty days

A long time ago— maybe it... [more]
 

The Unknowable

What I might miss after this... [more]
 

Wild whales

More on those wild whales, if... [more]
 

Just waking up

Sometimes these early mornings I am... [more]
 

Dwell there

Roadside flower rescue of someone’s old... [more]
 

What was so fun

Would you believe me if I... [more]
 

Did you see them?

I saw another whale spouting this... [more]
 

Way

Things I learned in whitewater canoeing:... [more]
 

Thank you, Dr. Bronner

Grateful this morning for lavender soap... [more]
 

Surprising me

If it’s okay with singer-songwriter Taylor... [more]
 

First love

When I need joy, I think... [more]
 

Lukewarm weather

A friend writes to me, wanting... [more]
 

Ach!

It’s been so long since we’ve... [more]
 

Easterly

Easterly, westerly winds waffling this way... [more]
 

Clear access

Whenever I lead workshops in therapeutic... [more]
 

Outdoor tabernacle

Grateful in these challenging times for... [more]
 

Balance: balance

If balance is key to keeping... [more]
 

‘O the joy!’

I was chasing a deadline I... [more]
 

Virtually virtual

What’s the difference between literal (actual)... [more]
 

Impossible or at least

“What I need in myself, let... [more]
 

Collecting stars

Today, Sunday after lunch, I played... [more]
 

The gravity of discovery

So, I just learned that Isaac... [more]
 

Quiet one

“Watch out for the quiet ones,”... [more]
 

The man who wears gray neckties

Today while it’s still called Today,... [more]
 

More important things

From under my blankets in my... [more]
 

Popcorn, easy to make

Bright lights sparkle in a dark... [more]
 

Great the sky

One day this summer, you and... [more]
 

Engaging

The gray whales hugging this very... [more]
 

Whaletalk

Two Americans in Ireland drove through... [more]
 

Do the next thing

As usual my daily reader on... [more]
 

Rescheduled shared activity

Yesterday my young neighbor saw me... [more]
 

Gratitudes A-Z

It’s 3:30 a.m. A fine time... [more]
 

True story

Long ago, smack in midweek last... [more]
 

Making waves

Hiking a great green field yesterday... [more]
 

For being

With such sudden buckets of time... [more]
 

Musing on familiar

Last week I hung my show... [more]

 

Brunch and smoke alarms

Normally, dogs despise loud noises. Especially--... [more]

 

A remarkable exhibit

Yesterday I got to hide fish... [more]

 

Faraway stories

A few years ago, my dog... [more]

 

Workplay

Work is work, and play is... [more]

 

When to quit and go get coffee

One morning I'd had quite enough... [more]

 

Why music can be dangerous

Last month just past sunset, I... [more]

 

Why skunks make a stink

Long ago, in the farthest reaches... [more]

 

When the muse supplies subject matter

Without sufficient coffee in me this... [more]

 

Why children keep their own counsel

What do you want to be?... [more]

 

Trade secrets

How do little birds take off,... [more]

 

Why art is now flat

Plenty of art comes in other... [more]

 

Why fish swim synchronized

"Birch leaves in wind, specifically silver... [more]

 

Why some birds don't sing

They have heard the morning... [more]

 

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