Spring greetings to my online hitch-hikers. If, like me, you are antsy to get back on the road, I have good news; a sweet salve for that pesky itch. Pack your bags, its time for another road trip! I’ve been on a little writing hiatus, resting at “base camp” in Ottawa; visiting friends, reconnecting with … Continue reading The Slow Food Road Trip- Coming Soon!
If you’ve been following my Sedona “mini-series” you know I worked on “letting Sedona come to me” rather than curating the experience; letting go of expectations for that Sedona energy thing. I need to finish my story now. Because, although it took a bit of time, Sedona did arrive. For three days I stayed in … Continue reading This Vantastic Life: The Accidental Vortex
It’s “Biscuit & Gravy Sunday” here at the Wayside, and because it’s biscuit Sunday, everything else will have to wait. It was the only thing on today’s agenda for me, and I came into it fully expecting it to fill the entire morning. I’ve been looking forward to this, and being mostly an herbivore, I don’t … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 18
Lucky 13 🙂 Balance Restored. I woke up rested and peaceful, back at a long term visitor area but not in the circle. Just the nearest one to Quartzsite, so I could easily get on the road this morning. This morning Pip and I woke, walked, gassed up the van, poured a “double-the-caffeine” cup of … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 13
A completely routine sort of day here in the desert. Wake. Breakfast. 5 km walk. Write. Nap. Another 5 km walk. Town. Smoothie Treat. Dog Park. Recovery Meeting. Home. Write. So, I’m going to write about “Freedom” instead of those things. Because I’ve been thinking about it all day. I recently asked a great bunch … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 8
Today, I began writing even before getting out of bed. Taking on this daily writing project has given my creative energy a tremendous boost; but I wake with the ache of “writer’s labour pains” knowing that words insist on being born before noon. There is an persistence about the process; a preoccupation/obsessiveness that is a … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 6
I didn’t make morning coffee because it was Yoga Day, and coffee stimulates my digestive system in the same way Yoga does; taken together they can be quite an insistent force. So, I ate a small apple with a bit of peanut butter for energy and joined a quiet procession of others crossing the desert to … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 5
I woke up at sunrise and made a pot of coffee in slow motion. Sat in the sun and sipped, lazy as a hot desert day. The temperatures here in Quartzite are in the 80’s right now, so it becomes quite hot quickly. I start with two layers on waking and am naked by nine. I … Continue reading A Month in a Minivan: Day 4