Celebrating the Light & Highlights

Our three-generational, multi-ethnic family had managed to light all the Advent candles at the late afternoon Christmas Eve service without setting fire to the church. I could sit back and relax. Then midway through the service the children in the audience were invited up to sing Come All Ye Faithful with all the . . . → Read More: Celebrating the Light & Highlights

Gifts I’m Sending…

During a recent writing group, Lois read a piece from a 4th grade student who had written of the gifts she would give to people suffering from the effects of Katrina or the earthquake in Haiti. The gifts were movingly symbolic, none really tangible objects that could be wrapped in decorative paper . . . → Read More: Gifts I’m Sending…

When a House Becomes a Home

Last Friday my art partner Lee and I relocated four houses from Ventura to Oxnard. Mind you, they were only gingerbread houses, but there was a fair amount of work that went into these little single-story abodes before they arrived at The Lighthouse for our end-of-the-year art workshop. And there was a lot . . . → Read More: When a House Becomes a Home

Shelf Life

I consider Lisa a “foodie.” She’s the go to gal for recipes and all things deliciously edible. She’s the one you want to run into in the store because she knows what’s in season and how to put together foods in incredible combinations. This season’s favorite is Trader Joe’s Chevre cheese rolled in . . . → Read More: Shelf Life

Pulling It Off…Once Again

I was within twenty-four hours of pulling it off once again. But I’d also been telling friends and family for several months that I was working too hard. Then over a ten day period in mid-March I began to experience, one by one, a series of vague physical symptoms that had my doctor . . . → Read More: Pulling It Off…Once Again