Going Wild!

Instead of selectively featuring the products I make and use, the site will reflect my overall philosophy and open a space to talk about why simplicity in ALL areas of life make for a smoother ride. Topics I’ll include: Gardening and composting Recycle, reduce, reuse Exercise and the feel-good factor Eating right, why it matters….

Simple is Good

What about all those products we use? Isn’t there a better way to get this done? Absolutely. Home Made Products

Rational Souls: Xia and Wynter

One born on Summer Solstice, one born on Winter Solstice, their names reflecting their season. They are women of medicine, one Western, one Eastern. Their cultures and values clash, and they have yet to figure out how to communicate with one another. They have been together since 1992, and united when British Columbia legalized gay…

The Twins: Leila and Ori

Ahhh! Two of my favorite characters, Leila and Ori share a significant birth date. Born 12 hours apart on an elusive day — February 29th– Leap Day. Leap Day was the inspiration for the story and I began crafting characters around leap day customs when it evolved into something more. The title, 12 Pairs of…

Nash Luca

Born on New Year’s Day, Nash Luca is an interesting fellow. A psychiatrist, he lives just outside Boulder, Colorado with his wife Jessica. They are a happily married couple living a lovely life in their solar powered home, tending their garden, and collecting rain water in barrels. Their love for the environment shows in everything…

Brisa Martin

When we first meet Brisa in Madrid, she’s just waking up from a night she doesn’t remember. An addict, Brisa’s life has not been handed to her, and although she grew up fast, she still has a ray of hope. A no-nonsense woman, Brisa doesn’t intend to stay down for long. When she comes to…

The Plot

I’m pretty excited to start sharing my novel’s ideas and people with you. Before I go into the plot, I’d like to give you a little background on how I got here in the first place. It began with good friends over a discussion about Leap Day and the odds of being born on that…

AHHH!!!

So, I haven’t written here in MONTHS! Why not? Couple of reasons: So much fundamental life change has taken place that I’ve had a hard time keeping up. So, I’ve been more reflective internally, quieter, just letting it be, making my world itsy-bitsy and teeny-tiny. Seriously. I’m writing a book. No for real, a book….

Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded

I am a compilation of faces, and expressions, and hope, and loss, and joy, and anger, and love and fear, and dark and light. I am a soul of wonder and awe and magic. I am a well of life ~ I have been completely empty, and utterly filled. But most often, somewhere in between,…

Why I’m Writing a Novel

20,000 words in so far. It’s about our human race. Our duties, our responsibilities, our doom, and our hope. It’s about how we treat each other, and how we treat our planet, our only home. The “sick to death” incidents below happen almost daily. Am I really that different? Is my way of thinking really…

Cut and Run

I see this life like a swinging vine, Swing my heart across the line In my face is flashing signs, Seek it out and ye shall find. On December 12 of 2006, my home was the scene of something almost everyone fears – but thankfully never has to face – fire. And although I don’t…