Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Yesterday was full of exploring and note-taking all along Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula, from lighthouse walks to a visit to the World Kite Museum (home of the Washington State International Kite Festival) near the Long Beach boardwalk, craft brew tasting at my friends Erik & Michelle’s amazing North Jetty Brewing, a rich meal of fresh-caught halibut prepared by top chef Michael Lalewicz at The Depot … Continue reading Lighthouses & Lifting Fog

Ocean in View!

Sometimes the best adventures are close to home. This weekend, I’m headed to beautiful Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington state (my home state), where American explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time at Station Camp. “In November of 1805, the U.S. Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery, led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, reached the mouth … Continue reading Ocean in View!

Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

“Conflicts and Harmonies,” a new installation by renowned artist Luigi Petracchi opens this weekend in beautiful Pistoia, Italy. The show is described by curator Laura Monaldi as “an introspective invitation to personal reflection; an invitation to ‘descend’ within the most complex, deep and ancestral themes with which modern man lives, often ignoring its existence. From artistic creation – pages wisely elaborated by hand and chemically, … Continue reading Conflitti e Armonie: The starting point for progress

Stark Realities

“The Snow is melting into music.” –John Muir, John of the Mountains, The Unpublished Journals of John Muir No symptoms. No family history. I haven’t touched these pages for some time because since October, health issues had my creative mind frozen in a thick, cold web of anxiety. It was in early October that a routine colonoscopy after turning 50 in August revealed a serious … Continue reading Stark Realities