the swing

A small blue sign marked the turn off from the ocean hugging, sun-kissed highway on the coast of California. It is only a short 3-mile drive tightly turning around heavily flowered meadows and through deep groves of Californian redwoods. As the road straightened out, … Continue reading

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the spa

Oh, what to do… what to do. I scratched my head and pondered what a little girl, who was turning eight, might want for a birthday party. Flashes of Rock Star, Glamping, and American Girl doll parties flew across my screen as … Continue reading

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let’s run away and join the circus!

“When a kid imagines a circus, this is what they think of. It’s exactly the way it’s supposed to be. It’s like the circus was 100 years ago..” Giovanni Zoppe. Every October, posters are splashed around town advertising the upcoming arrival of … Continue reading

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if you believe in magic…

Well, I do. I do because my daughters believe. And as the the wise old elf, Judy, from the “The Santa Clause” movie once said, “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.” Unicorns are the stuff of legends. They are symbols … Continue reading

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