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On the road to liberation (or someplace like it...)

I sold my home and left my job to become a vagabond and a writer.  It took eighteen months and an unexpected battle with early stage breast cancer, but I walked away from my life in southern California in July 2018.  

It's time to embrace the unknown.  It's time to take risks for my freedom.  It's time to learn more about myself by learning more about the world I live in.  

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March 11, 2019

We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.   

~ Rumi

Details.  Sometimes in the present moment, all of the details feel so important.  I find myself reaching out to gather them and tuck them away for safekeeping, only to discover that there's a hole in the p...

January 31, 2019

Carried away by the

current, my heart

crumbled into a million pieces.

"Ma!"  I cried.  "Help

me gather them up."

But she only asked me, "Why?"      

~ Calista, written in a cafe in Nosara in January 2019

Midnight came quickly.  A wave of music carried me...

December 13, 2017

Take a moment

Close your eyes and

Turn your gaze within

To see the untamed


Beneath your sacred skin

Sense the winding

River of breath

Cascading cool and sweet

Relax and let it

Caress your belly

And flow into your feet

Notice the vines

Of muscle and sinew

Wrapped o’er limb...

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There is a deep longing in me that will no longer be silenced.

It tells me stories of my own beauty and ruggedeness.

It sings to me of my wildness, and assures me that my freedom is worth taking risks for.