The Ocean of Our Inner Selves

The Ocean of Our Inner Selves

Naomi Epel refers to herself as a “literary escort” as she shares virtually verbatim conversations with writers about their dreams and how they affect the creative process in her book Writers Dreaming (3). I confess, I can’t imagine a more perfect...
Five Surprising Things About Backyard Chickens

Five Surprising Things About Backyard Chickens

It’s been at least four years since we got our first chickens. I had a few clear ideas when we started our suburban free range adventures; I expected eggs, and I expected the chooks to walk around eating bugs, grass, and weed seeds, scratching their own poop...
Core Wisdom for Effective Action

Core Wisdom for Effective Action

This is a round up of several of the most pithy but powerful bits of guidance I use as touchstones when I’m feeling stuck, gathered from many sources. Be meticulous with your word. Don’t take anything personally. Never make assumptions. Always do your...
Our Tiny Home on CBS Sacramento

Our Tiny Home on CBS Sacramento

I love this piece! The interview was a joy, and we felt really comfortable with Brei (the interviewer who barely appears on camera) and the camera man (whose name I regret I’ve forgotten). I’m so glad we were able to connect so we could add our part to...