Beach, just seeing or hearing the word takes me away to a place of salt, sand, sun and peace. I grew up in New Jersey, and Fort Hancock on the end of the[…]
There are some birds whose calls I have dubbed “Jurassic Park” sounds. They sound as if they are huge and calling from deep in a distant jungle. You know the sounds that are background for jungle movies? That’s what some of these birds sound like…and I am charmed.
Do you recognize this gorgeous, exotic bloom? It is an anthurium, and it actually is native to Central and South America. Wikipedia says nothing about how it got to Hawaii, but that is[…]
It happened in La Paz just a few weeks ago, and it is about the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).
I have several nice properties in El Centenario and El Comitan. My colleagues make jokes about how I live in the desert, the boonies, or “way out there”. I invited them to see my properties and they said things like “some day”, “it’s a good idea” or “the next time I’m in your area I’ll make an appointment to see your properties.”
We were chatting about things in general and when school would be out, since one og u s is young enough to have kids in grade school. At that moment I remembered it was the 4th.
My day started off beautifully last Thursday. My new glasses were finally ready. I could now, read, write, sew, and drive again! It was a sunny day; I was wearing brightly colored gauze clothing. My leopard-print flip-flops showed off my bright red pedicure.
From the optical shop I was heading to a closing, and from there to collect some buyers, have lunch with them, and then show them pretty houses. Daisy, our little yellow Beetle had just been detailed and she was bright and shiny.
So when I look t a picture like the one at the top of this page, I can smell that special smell of Isla Mujeres. I can taste the succulent lobster of Playa del Carmen. And I want to dissolve into that setting, wearing a white gauze dress. I will be barefoot, and tanned with a ruby red hibiscus tucked behind my ear. My beloved will be in white linen and will hand me a tall cool glass of limonada.
On a trip to visit her Manhattan friends, our “aunties” who moved in fashionable circles, my mother announced, “Susie is thinking of going to fashion design school.”
One lone corporate voice standing up for the 99%. I copied this from the Ben&Jerry’s website. To those who Occupy: We stand with you. We, the Ben & Jerry’s Board of Directors, compelled[…]
When people observe the life of another person, it is through the filter of their own perceptions. We all do it. Haven’t you caught yourself saying something like: “They are so lucky, look[…]