Saturday, September 13, 2014

My new gig: gardening on Alcatraz! The island has a stark, raw beauty : the manmade structures should all be destroyed. There is nothing noble about remembering how people were incarcerated in cages like dogs. Without buildings the island would be a windy paradise - with gardens and nesting birds and peaceful walks, much nicer to visit than it is now.

Friday, May 30, 2014


The trip of a lifetime !! 3 weeks and 3 days of fabulous! Swam, snorkeled, kayaked, SCUBA'd and learned Stand Up Paddle (easy!) Torture getting there (10+ hours crammed into a coach seat, then 5+ hours on a ferry that was rocking on a stormy sea.) But once there - it was heaven! (Except for having to endure SNORING men in the co-ed dorm.) After I was upgraded to a private room - every day and night were fab Challenged myself to paddle to nearby island - did that 3 rd day ! Then to swim @ 2 miles - did that within a week. SCUBA refresher in the pool followed by a lovely dive. One great vacation !

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Grew up in NYC, hung out in the village in the early 60s. Participated in the civil rights and anti-war movements, marched in the streets. Moved to California in 1970. Learned to ski, got SCUBA certified, began practicing yoga and became a sea kayaking guide. Lived on a hippie ranch near Tassajara Zen Center. Went to the Big Sur Harvest Parties. Inhaled. Spent a winter in Mexico home schooling my then-6-year old daughter, aboard a funky 26' wooden boat. Studied yoga with Mr Iyengar in Pune, India. Traveled thru India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore for 6 months. I am an intrepid traveler, enjoy rafting, sailing, kayaking and camping. I ride my bike to farmer's markets, bookstores, thrift shops and flea markets. My life-style is yoga-centric & low maintenance. I was a personal chef and can make an authentic pad thai. An early riser since I lived aboard that sailboat —dawn is my favorite part of the day— silent and magical.