Category Archives: Holidays

A Christmas is a Christmas

If a spade’s a spade, then Christmas is Christmas, yes? I really can’t stand the what-sentiment-to-what-holiday-to-wish-to-people-during-December debate. If you say Happy Kwanza, you will get a blank stare and a polite thank you from me. What is Kwanza and who celebrates it? I never met anyone who can definitively answer those questions. If you say […]

The Lost Art of Relaxation

I am trying the staycation thing out. I started today. This is harder than the beach and maybe even camping. I was thinking I would do a lot of yoga, cook, read, disconnect, and be still for some periods of time. So far I slept through yoga (two classes), realized I had no food (and […]

Christmas is Dead

I am so sad that Christmas is over. I didn’t even get a chance to say Merry Christmas here so: Merry Christmas! I am still listening to Christmas music, (can’t get enough of Brenda Lee) even after seeing the Dead & Co. last night at Bill Graham Auditorium and having all of those fantastic songs […]

Write Back Soon

It’s bad, and getting worse. Although I am diligently trying to keep up with my email, my efforts are failing. I celebrate the holidays each year a little too long, a little too hard. It’s my favorite time of the year and so I do allow myself the indulgence but this year was, well- too […]


It’s the title of a page on my website. Not surprisingly, it lists gifts that I would love to receive. It also lists the three charities that I regularly donate to. I hope it doesn’t make me appear greedy or superficial to you. Let me explain. When I was designing my website, I looked at […]

Giving Back

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”- for some. If you are like me, you’ve decked the halls, lit up your house like Las Vegas, made a list, checked it twice, and then elbowed a few shoppers to check it all off. Your stockings are hung and overstuffed, cards have been sent, parties have […]

Season’s Greetings

My newest newsletter (subscribe @ my website to be the first to know):Tis’ the season for cuddling. Will you keep me warm this holiday season?My travel schedule: 12/20 – 12/23 (morning only) β†’ Washington DC, Capitol Hill 12/28 (5-10pm only) – 12/31 (morning only) β†’ San Francisco, Union Square 01/01 – 01/05 β†’ San Francisco, […]