Hoppy Easter

The resurrection of Jesus. Opportunity to resurrect ideas, goals and relationships. But I need to do something different. To reset myself and truly appreciate at that I have and all that I am. As of late I have continue to pray for The Syrian people and for the severely mentally ill man I saw on Wilshire Blvd, who was nearly naked rifling in trash. His tattered and rip clothes representing his internal suffering. For my mother, who as a child, moved around a lot. A scared kid who had no say. A briar patch of sadness that I will hop out of. Zaijian.

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Little Napa So..noma. I Petaluma

AN HOUR AND SOME CHANGE NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO, YOU’LL FIND YOURSELF IN A STORYBOOK. NATURALLY I SAY TO MYSELF “SELF YOU NEED TO LIVE HERE”. NOT MOVE BUT LIVE HERE IN THE MOMENT. SPONTANEOUSLY YOU DEEP BREATHE AND NOTICE LITTLE BLACK BIRDS WITH CARDINAL RED RACING STRIPES HANGING ONTO REEDS AND THE VINES ON THE HILLS REMINDS YOU WHERE IT ALL BEGINS. DOWNTOWN SONOMA YOU CAN CUT THE SQUARE BY WALKING THROUGH THE PARK AND BEING ON THE OTHER SIDE IN 5 MINUTES. IT’S THIS FEELING YOU TAKE WITH YOU THAT I LOVE WHICH INCLUDE A DAILY JAUNT AT A NATURE PRESERVE WHERE THOSE BIRDS SAID HELLO TO MY SOUL. THANK YOU CYNTHIA AND PETALUMA.

ICELAND

10 DAYS OBSERVATION REVEALED THE FOLLOWING: COMPLEX LANGUAGE WITH 16 LETTER LAST NAMES. THIS ISLAND IS FOR LOVERS. WHY MIGHT YOU ASK! BECAUSE GEOTHERMICLY HOT SPRINGS ROMANTICALLY ENTICE COUPLES TO EMBRACE IN SULFUR LADEN MINERAL WATERS OF GLACIER BLUE AND TEAL. AN APHRODISIAC OF THE SENSES. THE CRISP WINDS FORCES ONE TO HOLD ON TO ANOTHER IN A QUEST FOR SURVIVAl…. NOT REALLY JUST SOUNDS NICE. HAVE THE RIGHT GEAR SINCE WEATHER’S NIBLE MIND CHANGES OFTEN. CANDLELIGHT IS FAVORED AT MOST RESTAURANTS HOTELS AND HOSTELS. VERY FEW POLICE ROAMING THE COUNTRYSIDE SO YOU CAN GET NAUGHTY IN BACK OF YOUR RENTED KIA IF THE MOOD STRIKES. THE LANDSCAPES SO MAJESTIC BUT NOT INTRUSIVE. AS YOU GAZE UPON IT YOU FEEL BLESS BLESS WHICH TRANSLATES TO BYE BYE.

Steak and lobster response to a cupcake situation

I’m trying a new humorous way to say “You might be overreacting”. I find myself caught up in watching what I say in a self editing mode. Here’s an example. Several years ago a friend said “There’s a chink on my hood” I replied “That’s no way to talk about asians”. ” No…I was driving behind a gravel truck and a rock hit my car”. I need to give myself and my thoughts a break. I edit myself and I choose to stay away from salient subjects. What’s left to share? what I saw in the sky or what I ate for lunch. Yep

Atacama Momma


  • EVERYONE HAS THAT FRIEND WHO SAYS “I THINK WE SHOULD GO TO…”  THIS TIME IT’S A DESERT I NEVER HEARD OF. CHILE’S DRIEST PLACE ON EARTH. THIS AREA IS SO VAST AND INTIMIDATING THAT I BEGAN THINKING ABOUT SURVIVING IF I GOT STUCK OUT HERE. MAYBE A DAY IF I WAS A WARRIOR.  LAND MASS REQUIRED 0400 AM CALLS TO BEGIN TRAVELING TO LAGOONS, VOLCANOES AND GEYSERS.  DRIVING INSIDE A CRATER TAKES ALL DAY AND MONUMENTAL BOMBASTICAS CREATED FROM EXPLOSIONS MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO ARE MIND BLOWING.  OUR BASE IS SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA OR AS A GUIDE SAYS  “ITS THE TOWN LIKE THE MOVIE FOOTLOOSE”. NO MUSIC NO DANCING.  I FOUND OUT LATER THE TOWN NEEDED A PURGE FROM THE BOLIVIAN BLIZZARD THAT SET DOWN AND CREATED COKED OUT ZOMBIES. BAD FOR TOURISM I WOULD AGREE.  SALT LAGOON FACT 160 GRAMS PER LITER OF WATER RIVALS THE DEAD SEA. AND A CRUST FORMS  OVER YOUR WHOLE BODY IN SECONDS ONCE YOU EXIT THE CHILLY WATERS. 12000 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL YOU CAN SEE  3 OF THE 6 SPECIES OF FLAMINGOS. THE ANDEAN THE CHILEAN AND JAMES.  THEY EAT ABOUT 17 HOURS A DAY AND SOME FLY TO CANADA AND BACK.  I THOUGHT EAGLES WERE BAD AZZ NOW ITS THE BRINE SHRIMP EATING PINK FEATHERED BIRD THAT TAKES THE CAKE.  THIS PLACE  IS HUMBLING AND EVERYDAY SPENT HERE LEAVES YOU IN AWE…ATACAMA.

Chile chilly

ARRIVED IN SANTIAGO IF ONLY FOR A DAY. “WHICH BUS DO I TAKE?” “VERDE”.  AN AGGRESSIVE HUSTLE AND A FEW DIRTY LOOKS I GOT ON A DOUBLE DECKER BUS.  LONG TIME AGO I MET A CHILEANO WHO LOOKED A LOT  LIKE PIA ZADORA, SO MUCH TO MY SURPRISE CHILEANS ARE LIGHT, DARK AND INDIGENOUS.  17 MILLION PEOPLE WHOSE LANDSCAPE IS BUFFERED BY THE ANDES WHICH LED ME TO BELIEVE THEY ARE KINDA  COLD AND CUT OFF FROM THE REST OF SOUTH AMERICA. I STAND CORRECTED….AGAIN.  MY OBSERVATION ARE AS FOLLOWS:  DRINK THEIR COFFEE AND EAT LIGHT SNACKS STANDING UP. EVERYONE WALKS EVERYWHERE SO SMALL BITES ARE KEY. LOVERS IN THE PARKS GIVES PDA A BOOST. WHETHER IN AN  VERTICAL OR HORIZONTAL EMBRACE, THEY ALL DON’T CARE. ITS ALL ABOUT BRAZOS Y PIERNAS.  THEY LOVE ALLENDE BUT PINOCHE NOT SO MUCH. PATRIOTISM IS EVIDENT IN SONG WHICH CAN BE HEARD OFTEN THROUGHOUT THE CITY BY EITHER A HUM OR A MODERN DAY MINSTREL. PASSION IS A TASTE OF WINE OR MANY A FLAG SEEN.  MOTE CON HUESILLO IS LOCAL PICK ME UP. IT’S MADE OF PEACHES, SYRUP AND WHEAT GRAINS IN A CUP  EATEN WITH A SPOON.  CHILEANS LOVE IT LATE BUT ITS WORTH THE WAIT.  CIAO CIAO.