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Georgia & The Chili Spice

Today, in the creative writing class I teach for teen girls, I brought in 10 jars of spices. I tore the labels off the jars and told the girls: I don’t want to know what spice you’ve got, I want to know where the smell takes you: a memory, an image, an idea, a...

Birthday Girls

On my birthday, I went for a hike up the hill behind the white church behind my house. There’s rarely anyone up there. It’s open and quiet with a 360 degree view of the bay. When I’m up there, I feel like I’m walking through the temple of the...

Song: Church On The Hill w/Annelies

Here’s the song Annelies and I wrote when we first met, sitting in Old St. Hillary’s Church here on the hill in Tiburon, CA. The church is made of redwood on the inside and outside all around the church, flow natural springs that feed the wild flowers....

Mother’s Day w/Annelies 2018

We had so much fun on Mother’s Day. I was with my spirit-mom, Annelies. She’s not my real mother, but if I could pick one, she’d be it. Don’t get me wrong, I love my bio-mom, but she’s always felt more like a friend than a mother. So when I walked into Annelies’ house...