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What a difference four years makes

I haven’t written here in four years and I wouldn’t be writing here now, but for the fact of having paid off my credit cards (winning) and closing one (awesome) which lead to me not keeping current with my old rock climber girl dot com domain

What a difference four years makes
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Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.

In the last few years I’ve had a new yearning to travel alone.  Specifically, I’ve been daydreaming (for years) about taking a yoga / meditation / writing retreat up at Doe Bay Resort on Orcas Island.  Every time they host a retreat or a conference that would be

Retreat. Renewal. Risotto.
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Perpetual Motion

From the Way Back:  This is what I like best.

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Austin, Texas

The breeze moves differently through the trees here… slower. The dry leaves rustle against each other in a way I only hear in Texas. A cicada sings, even here in this residential neighborhood. The slow, gentle breeze picks up the small, fallen leaves… skidding them across the asphalt in little

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You are a good person.

I’m in the OC today, where even the airport looks a little too new and shiny to be real… the schedule was a little too close for a wandery approach to lunch, and the hotel restaurant is too expensive even if my company feeds me.  I popped

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A waxing gibbous moon and a shooting star

I am not broken, or incomplete, for savoring being alone.  Most of my days are spent talking to people… some people I know, many I haven’t met before.  By the end of the day, or the end of a few days, when I go home (or to