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….

What the hell do I know?

Diana Hacker Reed Born in Chicago, moved to Florida, moved to Washington, moved back to Florida. I’m currently in a state of flux, an oscillation of spirit that moves me from one experience to the next. That’s my Jeep in the photo. It’s the second one I’ve owned and one of my greatest joys. Expert analasys:…

Writing is Hard ;)

  I have nearly finished the book. I know I’ve said that before, that I was just a couple of chapters away from the end…but that was before I was actually writing the chapters. I believe that, barring any unforeseen developments, I am currently writing the penultimate. I consult my notes over and over. Notes,…

Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

The Long Road Home

I wasn’t going to talk about this publicly, then I recalled just how far silence gets you. A little background: I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past nine months because of an internal signal fire that’s struggling to be identified. A years long heating that showed up as annoyance…evolved into anger…then burst into rage….

The Plot is Thick: Meet Echo

I’m having so much fun writing this novel! I am in Part Four, two chapters in. I expect at least five or more chapters until completion. So far: 64,671 words. 248 pages 20 chapters Almost there!!!!! While you’re here, I’d like to introduce you to Echo, the gray wolf. Echo shows up throughout the novel,…

Part Three: 12 Pairs of Gloves

Sorry about the delay, but Hurricane Irma had other ideas for us Florida folks. Although there is a lot of rebuilding to be done, we’re back on our feet and on our way. The third part of my novel is when all the characters finally come together to learn their destinies. The reader is taken…

Lost and Found

Don’t worry about what you might lose. Think about what you might find. Find the fortitude to go on. Find the courage to hold steady. Find compassion and empathy to aid another being, man or beast, Find that memory will take you home and love will have your back. Find that you are more than…

Mystical Mike

Ah, Edan! He is a beloved character, mostly because he’s trying to be a good guy, but can’t help being a bad one. He has his faults, sure, but finds companionship and something close to love in a dog named Mike. An illusionist, Edan incorporates the brilliant Mike into his act, and although he finds…

Assana ~ The Waterfall

Born to an Irish mother and Indian father, Assana is the exquisite combination of the two, though her outer beauty is nothing compared to her inner grace. A fiercely spiritual woman, she grew up holding hands with strife and poverty through parents who devoted their lives to be of service to others. Assana believes her call…

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…