A Visit To New Camaldoli Hermitage

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Recently I had the remarkable chance to stay at the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California. I was more than ready for a break from the day to day and a weekend of silence, contemplation, chants, ocean, forest (and God) sounded perfect! The New Camaldoli Hermitage is situated in the rugged coastal mountains overlooking the Pacific […]

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Foraging Squirrel’s New Year Toast to You

In epic Foraging Squirrel form I have decided to start 2013 fresh and clean by painting the interior of my house, ahem, again. Goodbye murky blue, so long brownish greeny semi-demi-beige, sayonara wacky khaki— I’m going to surround myself in light— I’m going white! This white, by the way, is not any normal fall by […]

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Thoughts From an American Mom

I sat in my car yesterday watching the rain hit my windshield in huge droplets, one after the other, listening to the heartbreaking updates on Sandy Hook.  It seemed fitting that it was raining, the drops representing the millions of tears falling across America right then for the children. I was crying too, I’d been […]

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Look Me In The Eye…or…maybe not.

Merry Christmas! Your Child is Autistic! When my son was a toddler I remember looking at my husband and saying, “You know, if I didn’t initiate interaction with Max, I don’t think he would ever try and talk to me.”  It was true. Lomax, my son, could sit for hours stacking a line of blocks […]

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The Power of a Hokey WWJD Bracelet

I have a confession to make… back in the day I thought believing in God was silly. Actually, not only silly but seriously uncool.  I used to make fun of this man I worked with for wearing a, “What Would Jesus Do?”  bracelet. Given the guy most days wanted to use my head as a […]

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Holy Webcams!

I love webcams, especially holy ones. I’ve been shut-in for a couple of weeks now for one reason or another and I just had to get out so … I went on a virtual pilgrimage! Enjoy! Vatican Webcam Lourdes-France Webcams Camino de Santiago Medjugorje The Tomb of St. Francis The Western Wall

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