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December 24 Waking Glimpse- Home

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My Summer Book List

It’s July 1st and I am so loving my summer!

All I want to do is lay around and sleep and read and bake things. Since the subject of reading lists came up last week (at our rockin’ happy hour on the rooftop at Moto-I: could you guys please try to loosen up and have some more fun next time?!) I’m posting a list of books I have read, or am currently reading, since May:

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingfisher (Yay Frida!)
Doghouse Roses by Steve Earle (Yay for stories that read like good country music!)
My Heart is a Mountain by Cat Holm (Yay for local authors with unarmored hearts!)
The Land of Painted Caves by Jean M Auel (Meh.)
Sing You Home by Jodi Piccoult (Yay for books that alternately make me want to scream and cheer!)
The Red Convertible by Louise Erdrich (Yay for my fav author!)
The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson (Yay for crazy artists!)
Wild by Cheryl Strayed (Yay for angry women that transcend!)
In One Person by John Irving (Meh. I miss you, John Irving.)
The Bone People by Keri Hulme (Yay for the Penguin Ink Series and the Pegasus Prize for Literature!)
Everything is Going to Be OK (Yay for artwork that makes me smile!)
Piece by Piece by Tori Amos (Jury is still out.)
Swan by Mary Oliver (Yay for my idol, Mary Oliver!)
Sacred Hearts by Phoebe Hanson (Yay for the ‘Housewife Poet’!)
Rosewater and Soda Bread by Marsha Mehran (Yay for cross-cultural food!)
Meditation Now or Never by Steve Hagen (Yay for Zen!)
Avatar: Meher Baba by Jean Adriel (Still bewildered.)
Making It: Radical Home Ec (Yay for homemade vinegar!)
It’s Complicated: The American Teenager (Yay for whole and complete mini people!)
And if you saw the stack of books on my headboard, in my studio, by the couch and on my Kindle list, you might shake your head disbelievingly…

And for those of you that are ‘too busy to read and can’t possibly understand how to make time for such frivolity’, I send you here:

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> “It’s the nature of things to be vulnerable. The disorder is imagining we are not.” > Nora Gallagher

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Don’t Water It Down

Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. -Franz Kafka

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Last Full Day

of vaca! Another beach day, of course, and I found this amazing bookstore cafe that traded my hilarious copy of ‘Whale Harbor’ by NM Kelby for Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Pilgrims’. They also had fantastic chocolate cake and cream filled brownies, but I didn’t get photos before they disappeared…

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Meslamaya Instead!

Ended up here for the afternoon. Walked around a bit, Dan snorkeled and I loafed by the surf.

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Took a longer bus trip today to check out the beach at Boca.

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is an interesting day here. Almost all the stores, and many of the restaurants, are closed for the day. In the evening along the beach and malecon a festive fair of booths with sweets and other goodies popped up. Live music in the square and lots of locals strolling and milling and visiting. A relaxing and laid back day!

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New Friends

Met some new friends on the beach today- the candy wheelbarrow man, the pie lady and this funny black dog with good manners who sat down at the edge of our chairs and waited patiently while Dan fed him one chip at a time!

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