• Belize Should Rhyme with EASE

    An Experiment in Balance: First International Adventure with My Sweetheart Belize was filled with firsts, because I typically travel solo. I’m a selfish, happy solo traveler and my patterns and plans are tried, tested and true.  Blending “my perfect” with “his perfect” was the ultimate test of what is possible.  Belize was our first international …

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  • Morocco for Million Woman March

    Morocco: 30 Years in the Manifesting I was a lucky kid. I had an Uncle Lloyd Jr. and he had a periscope to a bigger world.  My family is tiny, but Uncle Lloyd Junior was the first to have a college education and he had subsequently traveled the world as a navigator in the Air …

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  • Burning Man: The Playa Jeweler’s Guild

    Amulets, Treasures and Gems in the Dust The only thing more complex than Burning Man is trying to describe it in words on a page. Nearly 1,000 miles up the road from Tucson, AZ, resting on a dried alkaline lake bed in the Nevada desert, lies another world. For one week, anyway. And my compass …

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  • Cuba: Magic and Martinestas

    Sometimes you find jewelry. Sometimes jewelry finds you. This is a Martinista. This fun jewelry fact was revealed to me in an unfolding story, random chain of events for which I am eternally grateful. As it turns out, the events leading to my Martinista make a pretty good  tip list for a Nice life. Set dreams and …

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  • Cuba: A Jeweler’s Journey

    CUBA: Two Hundred Miles and a World Away Oh my Cuba. Oh my Holy Havana. The people! The street after stunning street, the crashing coast line, the proud drivers of the pristine, lovingly preserved classic autos aka almendrones  as they’re called, for their almond shape. OH my Havana Vieja  the colorful architecture, patchwork streets, smiling …

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  • China Adventure

    I’ve always loved Chinese New Year. As the second new moon after the Solstice rises over the horizon, it ushers in the new year and rich cultural imagery. Thanks to place mats in Chinese restaurants everywhere, (even in China unlike fortune cookies which you will never see there,) we know the Chinese horoscope is comprised …

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