Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children -  who were two … Continue reading Got Silence?

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36 hours in San Francisco: Part 1

A few weekends ago we got a last-minute offer to use a friend's San Francisco apartment. We used to have a regular place we rented for 65 bucks a night in the great neighborhood of Hayes Valley. We would go up a few times a year and began to feel like we knew the neighborhood … Continue reading 36 hours in San Francisco: Part 1

Traveling Two Up: Our Trip to Tahoe on the BMW R1200RT

Two Up to Tahoe Last weekend my sweetie and I logged about 800 miles on the motorcycle on a trip up to Lake Tahoe. We set off late in the morning and once we got out of the Silicon Valley area we took the scenic route with a stop in Lockeford for a big breakfast. … Continue reading Traveling Two Up: Our Trip to Tahoe on the BMW R1200RT

100 Miles From Here: living la vita italiana in santa cruz

I love Italian food. Risotto patiently prepared with tender green asparagus. Handcrafted papardelle with a deep, complex gravy. And the caffé, of course! Luckily, there are some amazing Italian restaurants in #SantaCruz and we just added a new one to our "go-to" list! Lago di Como is not just named after one of my most … Continue reading 100 Miles From Here: living la vita italiana in santa cruz

100 Miles From Here: A Sunday in the East Bay

I've had an intense couple of weeks. And they are not letting up. First off, I injured my back (remember kids, always lift with your legs!) and that has rendered me practically immobile for the last 2 weeks. I am not a good immobile person. Not being able to move without pain makes me grumpy. … Continue reading 100 Miles From Here: A Sunday in the East Bay

100 Miles From Here: Mt. Madonna Stables

First off, I can't believe it has been over a month since I have posted. #badjessica I am doing some very deep work on what my purpose and mission is and haven't felt like sharing about it. Yet. #youknowiwill So, for now, my apologies for going off the grid. But it has been essential. And … Continue reading 100 Miles From Here: Mt. Madonna Stables