Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Who’s the fairest of them all? A phrase most of us are familiar with, but not many of us recognize the story behind Kezia. Pronounced ke-ZYE-ah, the name is of Hebrew origin meaning “cassia tree.” Cassia is the generic name … Continue reading

Little Starlight, light of our life–

a candle of burning faith, unseen and unknown. At night and alone you flicker to the beat of my heart. Your starlight beams reign upon us and illuminate our darkened paths. Tiny Starlight awaken our souls, helps us to grow … Continue reading

More Than You Like to Think

Unfortunately this statement applies to food we pop into our mouths and a variety of products we apply to our epidermis. We deserve to know precisely what we are eating and to pamper our largest organ with truly natural and … Continue reading

Agua de Tamarindo

Temperatures have risen again so naturally the oven in my nest lacking air-conditioning remained off limits this weekend. Instead I tried making the refreshing but process ridden drink, agua de tamarindo. There was no alcohol involved although a tamarind margarita … Continue reading

The Round Table Makes its Congenial Comeback

It was relegated to a storage unit that was allotted with our previous apartment because I couldn’t sell it at a price I thought was fair. I am certainly pleased things worked out and that its presence is transformed and … Continue reading

Show Your Stripes

is based on the idea that soldiers wear stripes of material sewn onto a uniform that show rank. In other words be proud of who you are and what you stand for. How often does this resonate with you? As … Continue reading

Welcome to the Jungle

My heart is fickle these days. While I try to drum up business in a new territory, I am left with time to deal with my nest. There are so many projects I would like to accomplish, but woe is … Continue reading

“So far,”

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says my speculative son in response to the question posed by the head of the school on his first day of a new school. His formative response to the question, “Do you like your new teacher?” intrigued me to investigate … Continue reading

Viva la Summer Birthday!

Every week we scheduled in our, for the most part laid-back, July calendar a time to gather with friends and family to share cake with the honorary birthday star. The first week fifteen of us reposed on straw-woven tavern chairs … Continue reading

Halleluhua…was that a cool breeze I felt?

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Every morning for the past few weeks I wake up in my new nest energized to open windows and doors to welcome the cool ocean breeze in and everyday I have been disappointed. Hot, heavy, damp stagnant air seeps into … Continue reading