New Mexico presents a whole new birding and habitat world- how exciting! A friend and I spent a day at Bosque Del Apache, a wildlife refuge famous for its giant flocks of wintering sandhill cranes and snow geese. Apparently they draw thousands of photographers to capture the sight of these flocks flying off at dawn and returning at dusk under brilliantly colored skies. Well, we … Continue reading Birding at Bosque Del Apache
Communities Magazine just published a couple articles I wrote about co-housing. One just went online so you can read it, although I do advocate for subscribing to the magazine to support their good work! Read the article, which happens to feature comments and photos at The Commons, where I now reside! Continue reading finding a copacetic co-housing community
Unbelievable how adaptable and adventuresome a young cat can be! Rosie survived the trip with pizzazz- and is now adapting to her new home. Sadly, we had a traumatic event a few days ago- this village allows cats to roam free, and one of my neighbor’s cats came into my house and beat up Rosie! I had to kick the cat to get it off … Continue reading spunky Miss Rosie
Thanks to John and Evelyn, friends from Columbia Ecovillage, who helped me with the challenging task of moving with a 20 foot Uhaul truck, a camper van, and a scared cat, to Santa Fe. John drove the truck. Evelyn kept him awake and talking. And Rosie the cat was a trooper, sleeping in her cat carrier all day and snuggling with me at night … Continue reading Moving to Santa Fe- The Motley Crew
It’s logical to downsize in retirement, saving money and simplifying life. And down-sizing can be easier on the planet. But here I am in my new rental home in Santa Fe co-housing, up-sizing instead. It’s an adjustment! At Columbia Ecovillage in Portland, we prided ourselves on our tiny homes and low carbon footprint. Here at The Commons on the Alameda, one of the oldest co-housing … Continue reading Up-sizing in Retirement- weird!
Dear friends, how good loquacious Cynthia have fallen silent for five months? Well, first it was the end of my fall 2015 travels; then it was endometrial cancer and a total hysterectomy in December, cancelling my planned trip to India; then it was a move to Santa Fe, New Mexico six weeks after surgery! I’ve been busy. And somehow the cancer experience turned me inward. But … Continue reading How to Revive a Blog after Five Months of Silence!
Don’t go away, dear readers. I’ll be spending the next month preparing for three months in India and my projects there. What do they consist of? I”m going to: research and hang out with Indian policewomen, women who are survivors of violence, and feminists to find out whether Tamilnadu’s efforts to help women by staffing all-female police units is working. This information will help me … Continue reading oh my god- I leave for India in a month!