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Little book, Big Day! 29

Today I present my first children’s book, “Toby to the Rescue!” This isn’t really MY  book – it took a village. The collective energies of many are incorporated into the work, starting with the animal rescue people who found an abused, nearly dead puppy all the way to the generous […]

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Clinica de Ropa

Seamstress Costa Rica Style 18

  Living in the quaint town of Atenas, where the entertainment choices are limited, I occasionally crave a visit to the “City”! Going to San Jose isn’t exactly like going to San Francisco from my home in Santa Cruz, California, or going into Manhattan from my home in Canarsie, Brooklyn, […]


Paella Ingredient Challenge 8

Paella is a regional dish my husband, Don, learned to make in Spain years ago when he was in the business of buying and selling horses that took him all over the world. He made the acquaintance of the beautiful, enchanting “Sangria Lady” and the wizened paella chef touting their wares on the […]


Classy SASY! 9

From the first moment we stepped into the beautiful new Sheraton Hotel,  we were warmly welcomed to “Eat Classy for SASY”, the eighth annual fundraiser of the organization that says: “Stop Animal Suffering Yes!” As we passed through the revolving glass door into the lobby, entry tickets clutched in hand, a smiling, friendly […]