Category Archives: Lifestyle

The News From 2Dits Farm: When Good Washing Machines Go Bad

It’s a dangerous business, going through your cellar door. You never know what might need fixing. Case in point: last week, after a few days of beautiful weather which finally allowed me to get into the garden and start the … Continue reading

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Missing the Beauty

I subscribe to three different news feeds that specialize in media news so I can keep up with the latest media information for my media literacy class.  For weeks and weeks, a single story has dominated the headlines: the “gay … Continue reading

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All the Balls

These days, I’ve been feeling like I’m juggling lots of balls and I feel like I’m dropping just about everything. I’m not, but I am. I can look at the last two months (from the beginning of the year), and … Continue reading

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First world problems: new purse

Are you fussy about your purse? Does it have to be exactly so big? Have at least five pockets? No pockets? One strap or two? Plain black or color? Bling or no bling? Leather or microfiber? And the phone pocket? It’s that time again. My resale shop Liz Claiborne pocketbook-sized purse has died. Now I have to do the impossible yet again: find another purse I can live with. Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Walking and Driving

I walk. My daily life is built around walking. I walk to the store, to the Impact Hub (co-working and community), to Tai Chi, to get coffee, to poke around in shops. If I’m going far, I combine walking with … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Aikido

Doing Aikido

I could give a lot of reasons for why I took up Aikido. One I like – probably because I’m a writer – is that I was drawn to the art because Aikido practitioners in the U.S. did the best … Continue reading

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The Teahouse, Santa Fe

I am often asked where one may take afternoon tea in Santa Fe. Alas, the Wisteria Tearoom is fictional, and at this time there is no place in Santa Fe serving a traditional British afternoon tea. There is, however, The … Continue reading

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A Tricoastal Woman: Karate Love Song


When I was living in Wichita Falls, Texas, I decided to take karate. I went over to the YMCA and signed up for a twice-a-week class, never having watched a class. The first night I got there a little late, … Continue reading

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Old Man’s Judo

(Picture from here.) When I was in grade school, in California, my father enrolled me in a judo class. I have no idea why he did it—in fact, it was done so early in my life it seemed completely natural. Who … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: Cycling the Alps. (Snort)

The scenery is magnificent as I pedal up the road leading through the mountains. Soft-eyed brown cows pause in their grazing to watch me ride by. The afternoon sun bathes the snow-capped summits ahead while a stream tumbles down its … Continue reading

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