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    Blog: The Sacred & The Profane

    Mexican Diwali 2022

    I'm thrilled to have been featured as part of's celebration of Women's History Month. It was the best birthday gift I received this year. I'm 46 years old and looking forward to what this year will bring.

    #RoaringTwenties #LettheGoodTimesRoll

    Happy autumnal equinox! I celebrated the end of summer by making flower crowns with friends.
    Marilyn F. Cooperman was a talented & prolific New York jeweler who passed away on August 19, 2020 and shall be missed.
    More on my favorite bread recipe with the crustiest of crusts, and my Netflix recommendations for your lockdown playlist.
    Read about the last two decades spent building Golconda.
    Please join me in celebrating the launch of Golconda's e-commerce site!
    Just about six more weeks before we wave goodbye to this lovely year. This month is all about gratitude and the next is for reflection (especially that final week). I'm thinking about my ceremony of thanks. Each day is better than the last.
    This summer is turning out to be sweetly magical. I've enjoyed my share of fresh corn, chanterelles, peaches and strawberries, but I have one more goal before summer's end. I am absolutely determined to get an excellent shot of a dragonfly or ebony wing damselfly.
    What a whirlwind life has been these past few months. I'd like to hit pause for a bit on this wondrous ride called Life, but I really can't complain. While I haven't been able to spend as much time in the woods as I would have liked this Spring, I'm hoping to make up for it this Summer.
    After a month of intense work and Spring cleaning, I feel like a coiled spring. Easter weekend was the first weekend I had off for some time, and I made the most of it. Took Friday off and walked as many new parks and state forests as I could until I was wiped out.