Warning: My Blog Posts Come in Spurts!

Due to New Mexico’s difficulties with cell service, particularly with my carrier At&t, my cyber connections come and go!  And I’m a busy girl driving and camping and sleeping and driving and camping etc.  And posting on the blog with appropriate photos takes time and challenges with photo management .  What a hard life for a blogger! So I now have a slew of posts … Continue reading Warning: My Blog Posts Come in Spurts!

RV Travel Lessons #4 – Take Plenty of Rests!

Perhaps I’m 63 and perhaps I just don’t have the energy to be on the move constantly. Perhaps it’s not good for human beings to move at the pace we do. And Perhaps our electronic devices are partially cursed. And it’s not good to drive for days at a time and get no exercise. One could devolve into an obese flabby woman with constant driving! … Continue reading RV Travel Lessons #4 – Take Plenty of Rests!

Natural Sculptures of the East: Buddha, Lakshmi, Pharoah’s Chariot, Temple Towers, and the Three Wise Women

So glad I slowed my pace and spent a few hours today at Arches National Park en route to Bryce Canyon. The goddess has sculpted flowing, erupting, cascading, arching, thrusting shapes and tells ancient stories in her shapes and colors.   Although I did not hike, I saw plenty of pristine beauty from the roadside. (How is that I have been traveling for a week … Continue reading Natural Sculptures of the East: Buddha, Lakshmi, Pharoah’s Chariot, Temple Towers, and the Three Wise Women

Canadian sensibilities and gorgeous Vancouver

The BOLDfest 2015 was quite the event.  Several hundred BoldOlderLesbiansandDykes- in a 35-story posh hotel in downtown Vancouver!  ah, the people and the views- magnifico. Downtown West Vancouver is clean, gorgeously highlighted by the enormous harbor with big ships and pink/blue sunsets across tan and green and pale blue glistening tall buildings- and wonderfully GAY!  Gay men everywhere.  I heard there are lesbians in the area, … Continue reading Canadian sensibilities and gorgeous Vancouver

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center- my spiritual home (enjoy this slide show)

I’ve been blessed to live so close to Cloud Mountain Retreat Center, a Buddhist retreat center in SW Washington.  I drive up the crunchy gravel road to this rustic, woodland center and breathe deeply of quiet, green, and home.  The Center offers primarily vippassana retreats, with a smattering of other Buddhist and spiritual lineages.  This Theravada tradition is what I call “the Buddha’s basic teachings … Continue reading Cloud Mountain Retreat Center- my spiritual home (enjoy this slide show)