Monthly Archives: September 2016

5 week trip, days 16-17: seeds, gardens, community . . .

I always imagine that if I ever do return to painting — which I did briefly for about a year after husband Jeff died — I would love to do a series on seeds. Each painting the glory of a … Continue reading

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Best Definition of Permaculture ever! — A REVOLUTION DISGUISED AS ORGANIC GARDENING

— from the title to this piece about Bill Mollison, who, along with David Holmgren, co-founded what we now know as “permaculture.” Mollison passed away on September 24, 2016. The Conversation: A Revolution Disguised as Organic Gardening By the way, if … Continue reading

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5 week trip, day 15: Sister Kris and Matt, Alki Beach, and — grrr — Siri’s aversion to the West Seattle Bridge

Damn! Forgot to take a pic of Kris and Matt in West Seattle, though I did take in their fabulous view . . . We ate dinner together and then I looked at both their lives in terms of the … Continue reading

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5 wk trip, day 13-14: from brother John’s house in Magnolia to Vashon Island, with crone Claudia and daughter Eugenie

I spent a day with brother John and his wife Jeannie at their beautiful condo with a view of the sound and a walk in Discovery Park (550 acres!, with old growth forest and many trails: an old military base), … Continue reading

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5 wk trip, day 11: Portland to Seattle, Hillary and the Crones

So! I’m in Seattle, after travel north from Portland and two very full days with both old friend Clarissa Smith and a first meeting in person with a long-time exopermaculture reader, Colleen Conifer. And now, this Friday morning, I’ve just … Continue reading

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5 week trip, day 9: Portland, Clarissa, the primacy of the body, happy trails, and community

Yesterday’s five hour drive to Portland went off exactly as planned (unlike the day before), and I arrived to the south of Portland about 3 p.m. Then, and I kid you not, it took me another hour to get to … Continue reading

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5 week trip, day 8: Mercury retrograde story, Orca info, Carol Rosin visit

Yesterday, I traveled from Fairfax to Ashland. Via I-5? No. Didn’t even occur to me. I had been on Highway 101 for days, going back and forth from Ukiah (my motel) to Hopland (NAPC convergence), and then had backtracked on … Continue reading

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5 wk trip, day 7: with Julie, in Fairfax, CA

Before I turn my car to go north, I had to go south to catch up with old friend Julia, who, this morning, is still sleeping on the floor. She gave me her bed. True friendship! Early morning, Fairfax, California. … Continue reading

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5 wk trip, day 5, NAPC: Starhawk remark, mushroom dreams, NuMundo, personal humblings, Peace Altar, and old cars with trees growing through them

It’s done. After two more very full days in 100° temps, young and old meeting, greeting, hugging, speaking, announcing, debating, joking around, downloading detailed info, interacting emotionally, mentally and spiritually with hundreds of other very full souls who are doing … Continue reading

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5 week trip, day 4: NAPC PHOTOS of permies, and their confluence

Yesterday, very hot. Today? Predicted 98°, with a 40-degree drop in temp at night. No humidity. I feel my skin drying into an old prune. If day 3 was photos of the land, this day 4 will be photos of … Continue reading

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