Trading fashion trends for vegetable plots: Season 2 at the Andres Community Garden

I used to follow all the fashion trends.  Chasing the best deals for high heels stilettos pumps.  Flipping through every new release of Cosmopolitan.  Frantically rummaging through the racks for the best  sale, actually just following the crowd of what was considered “hot”. I dreamed of white picket fences, an out of this world cookie cutter suburban … Continue reading

There is no place like home

The airplane drifted over the memory of the life that I was once knew.  A woman who belly danced like a pro.  Loved outrageously.  Mother to five babies, and one that never experienced this world.  Looking down on the city, that looked like a doll house from up above- yet compacted with a never stopping … Continue reading

the building blocks of life

 “Has anyone ever seen anything like this— dawn-fresh, moon-lovely, sun-radiant, ravishing as the night sky with its galaxies of stars?” One day I went strolling through the orchard, looking for signs of spring, Looking for buds about to burst into flower, anticipating readiness, ripeness. Before I knew it my heart was raptured, carried away by … Continue reading