Savor the weekend moments
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Savor the weekend moments

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. ~Ruth Ann Schabacker   Because my weekdays are filled with to-do lists and have-to’s, I cultivate a sense of slowing down on the weekends. The walks I take are longer. The pauses to talk to my cats are more frequent. I smell the air like…

Age and beauty define the lichen of this world
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Age and beauty define the lichen of this world

Mindfulness helps you fall in love with the ordinary. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Cracked volcanic rock, almost elephantine in its folds and crevices, lined a short walk on my way back to the Museum of Northern Arizona near Flagstaff. What delighted me about this canyon was the overabundance of lichen, profligate in its blooming on this…

The new Pegasus Quincy novel is coming!
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The new Pegasus Quincy novel is coming!

I am so excited! I’m on the final edits of the fourth Pegasus Quincy novel. This one is called PERIL IN SILVER NIGHTSHADE and gets its title from a poisonous plant prevalent in Red Rock State Park near Sedona, Arizona. Soon it will be LIVE in both Kindle and paperback versions. Stay tuned!

Change makes the life journey unpredictable and delicious
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Change makes the life journey unpredictable and delicious

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing There is a field. I’ll meet you there. ~Rumi I once went exploring a side road on the Navajo Reservation leading to Leupp, Arizona.┬áThe road went up the hill following its own inclinations, sometimes bearing left to miss a pothole, sometimes right to veer around a…

Book review: A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly

Book review: A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly

A Free Man of Color by Barbara Hambly My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m a mystery fan, but typically don’t read historical mysteries. I’m glad I gave this one a try. The author, Barbara Hambly, has a master’s degree in medieval history, but takes her research skills in another direction with this first-in-a-series of…

Wanting to fly away
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Wanting to fly away

Bird flight is a miraculous event. I once had the privilege of watching two golden eagles in mating flight over the Red Rocks of Sedona. They swooped and swirled, and at the very last moment the female turned on her back in mid-flight and they joined, the male carrying both of them with his strong…