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Blankets & Humble Pie

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

A rural village in Malawi.
A rural village in Malawi.

Last week, I traveled overland from Livingstone, Zambia to Lilongwe, Malawi. It took me 3 days, 2 big buses, 1 mini bus, 2 shared taxis, and 3 regular taxis to complete the trip. Each leg I was the only foreigner …

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What We Wish For – LivingMini®

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Maternity Tree

It always strikes me that, despite our differences, people all over the world ascribe to a core set of beliefs and practices.

One of the most common practices is the imbuing a totem with a personal desire and asking a …

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Rooms with a View: Philippines – LivingMini®

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

view_from_DIRMy hotel rooms lately have been sparse to say the least. We’re talking one bed, a combo shower / toilet, a fan and a window. Electricity is sporadic after 6:00 pm and a hot shower a distant memory.

Luckily each …

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Kava: A Drink with a Kick – LivingMini®

Sunday, January 9th, 2011


Kava_DrinkingWhile in Fiji, I just had to try the local hallucinogenic drink: kava kava. This wasn’t my first experience with kava.

In fact, I was introduced to kava by my father, who was given kava during his induction ceremony as …

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California Living – LivingMini®

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

CA_Big_SaladHere’s the view from my front stoop. Pretty amazing, eh?

I have the mountains in the background, the flowers in front of me and my Big Salad on my lap.

It was nearing 90 degrees today even as we approach …

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My Recent Engagement – LivingMini®

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Erin  engaged on a horse

Erin engaged on a horse

April 24, 2010 – West Marin

No, I’m not engaged to be married. (I just got married in Morocco for Christ’s sake!).

But I’m getting engaged on a personal level; mano-on-mano so to speak. 

If …

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Meet Me in my Backyard – LivingMini®

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

A  view of my favorite beach Wednesday, March 24, 2010 — Marin, Cali

I was driving back to my home about 8:00 am Sunday morning, after having spent the night in the city. Now, I’m not normally out early Sunday mornings – honestly I’m not generally …

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Live Free & Die Young – LivingMini®

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Kitties, taunting me

Kitties, taunting me

November 18, 2009 — West Marin, Cali fornia

My cats are pissed. No, really. They’re not only pissed, they’re pissing on everything, especially my clothes.

I was on a conference call the other day at 7:30 am …

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Take one Big Bay, Add a Spoonful of Sufi Mysticism – LivingMini®

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Sun + Sea = Tranquility

Sun + Sea = Tranquility

Oct. 11, 2009 – San Francisco, California

Yesterday I spent an amazing day sailing on the bay with friends.  It was a gorgeous autumn day and being on the water was incredibly peaceful. Sailing on …

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