Happy Birthday to Elizabeth!

All together now! Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Eliz-a-beth, Happy Birthday to you. and many mo-or-re My baby sister is 25 years old today. That’s a whole quarter of a century! Happy Birthday Elizabeth. I love you a lot!!

Mariko & Pemba

Last weekend, I traveled to Boulder, Colorado to go to the wedding of my dear friend Mariko. Mariko is Japanese; she married Pemba Sherpa who hails from Nepal originally. The wedding was at an outdoor ampitheater; 2 Buddhist monks officiated (1 Zen Buddhist for Mariko, the other Tibetan Buddhist for Pemba). It was quite an experience. Everything made this wedding […]

Lucky Lucy

Little India’s food attracted another stray to our house. This one had to go to the vet immediately; she had been abused & hurt by someone in her past. Most of her tail was missing, there was a large gash on her leg, she was completely skinny, and she had a medical bracelet around her neck & leg. The first […]

Little India

After I got settled in my new apartment, I began to notice a little black cat hanging around. She was super skinny, but very sweet, so I resolved to give her a better home. Mom & Dad said she could live ouside at our house in Florence, which I’ve come to realize is exactly how India likes it. She’s not […]