When suburbia smacks you upside the head. (Ten reasons to consider living in Rancho Viejo.)

Weeks ago, my realtor friend and I said we'd get together soon at the new house. The plan was to down a bucket of wine and chat about my impressions of living in Rancho Viejo. We still haven't gotten around to it. So, stowing the bucket of wine in the pantry for a later date, … Continue reading When suburbia smacks you upside the head. (Ten reasons to consider living in Rancho Viejo.)

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Me & Bruce & a Bunch of Other Folks: Depression in a Modern Context

I've been hearing a lot about Bruce Springsteen these days. First read a blurb in the newspaper about his recently released autobiography. Then caught portions of an interview with Terry Gross on public radio's Fresh Air. Also caught two more references in the ether, but don't remember them in detail. Bruce has never been one … Continue reading Me & Bruce & a Bunch of Other Folks: Depression in a Modern Context

So, what is it that you DO?

Cocktail party, new neighbor introduction, general conversation, updates to friends and family... the question always surfaces: "What do you do?*" Here's what I "do". I work for Earth's Birthday Project, a small non-profit organization that provides environmental education curriculum and materials for children. The tongue-in-cheek answer is: I sell butterflies. (Okay, and other live insects … Continue reading So, what is it that you DO?