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She’s Naked Under Those Clothes

July 7th, 2013 · No Comments · energy, global warming and climate change

“She’s naked under those clothes,” my husband said solemnly the other evening. He was referring to a good-looking woman sitting at Songbird Cafe. I cracked up. “We’re all naked under our clothes! Your material is getting better, honey.”  Thor has a lifelong campaign to


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Embracing Our Sphere Of Influence

January 7th, 2010 · 5 Comments · energy, entertainment, food & drink, global warming and climate change, health & well being, home & garden, nature, spirituality & religion, sustainability, transportation

Have you ever stared down a paralyzing fear – and gained mastery of it, to where you then walked into your power, your sphere of influence? This is my long-promised sequel to Alison Cassandra Barcelona, in which I’ll tell why I feel hope rather than despair about


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Skiing In A Snowstorm

March 17th, 2008 · 2 Comments · community, nature

I just returned from Crater Lake, Oregon, where Thor and I went on a three-day cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trip with a group of 22 organized by Portland Parks and Recreation. It was sparkly, low-consumption, deeply satisfying, a good outing for the diamond-cut life I keep learning how to craft.

To clarify, we had sparkly snow and sun on Sunday, but a snowstorm on Saturday


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