Band of Gold

While many items have made the rounds even before I welcome them into our nest, I select them because they rouse my curiosity and perhaps chance that the curios grow fortuitously onto my three not-so-little bears no more. Our renowned … Continue reading

Fiesta Magic

It’s the twinkling in a blink of any eye,heralding in another magical new year.Hip, hip hurray to a new far richer and more beguiling year than ever before known,one where open hearts are the normand a reason for bunting appears … Continue reading

Paid in Full,

Paid in Full,

debt that stood against us. Hallelujah! It’s a shifting season, the one that breathes new life with a gust that can blow us away if we allow. The taste of transformation looms as the temps continue to plunge and the … Continue reading

I Gave It a Good Try, Didn’t I?

I Gave It a Good Try, Didn’t I?

No longer can I compromise for the sake of hollow promises. To think I turned the better parts of me inside out—my heart, my spirit and my mind all for the sake of the make-believe you so frantically keep alive, … Continue reading

Strung Out.

Strung Out.

All a glow for our seasonal spiritual uplift somewhere along the edge of the woods. We’re still drifting over here from one steamy mug of tea to another trying to get used to the blast of wintriness that decked us. … Continue reading

The Great Division

The Great Division

As my fellow Hellenes gather around for the festivities, a great divide among family and friends reveals itself on tables all around the globe. The ones in favor of melomakarona and those in favor of kourambiedes. Two unshakeable faiths, each … Continue reading

A Glowing Welcome

A Glowing Welcome

A quiet magic of November can be found everywhere. As boisterous as 2020 has been, as an influx of illusions continue to ensue, mind your reaction, and instead reclaim your stillness within your body and on this Earth. Most of … Continue reading

Tried and True

Please accept my apologies for this non-July recipe. It was a request from a special person for a special day, so cardamom clouds in July here we come. While we are normally beach-combing this month and discovering an interesting rock … Continue reading