by Cynthia on June 16, 2013

              I was sitting on the patio talking to a friend when I saw the head of a snake floating above the water of the bottom tier of a three-tiered fountain. It was the heat of the day and she was cooling herself. I watched as she climbed out of the fountain, her long […]



by Cynthia on June 16, 2013

            Today I had a course in technology. I was shown that if I put all my data in the right place, with just one CLICK, I could send everyone at KW all over the country, the news that I had a listing. I was also told that I must put all my information on […]



April 29, 2013

  Where’s Cynthia?   It has been a long time since I wrote to you last. I am sorry. I’ve been neglecting the soulful part of my life to nurture the practical. It has felt like going to war to conquer new and as yet unchartered sections of my left-brain. It has taken five months. […]

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October 27, 2012

Chapter 9.   After being in Charlottesville for two weeks, I packed my bags to attend a ten-day Vipassana Meditation retreat, on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Saint Lisa, the woman who offered me a home for two months, agreed to take care of the dogs. After four hours of driving I arrived at Camp […]

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October 2, 2012

LENOIR CITY, TENNESSEE Chapter 8. Sep28, 2012   This morning I couldn’t wait to get to the front office of my motel, down three cups of Folger’s coffee, (did you know they were still in business?) and write to you’all. It is the first time I have wanted to write since leaving Ojai. Walking the […]

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June 14, 2012

APRICOT LOVE  Chapter 7.  I am so glad I have not written in the last week or so. It has been an endurance test. It is one thing to live it; there is no escaping that. But reading it? I will not inflict my dear friends to the trials of every day living through and […]

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May 17, 2012

ENTERING THE FLOW CHAPTER 6.             I have my computer next to the spray of white with lavender centered orchids my Soul-Daughter, Catherine, gave me for Mother’s Day. I spent Mother’s Day with my grandson, Tiger, having a delightful time with my friend in L.A. and her grandson. The four of us went to see […]

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May 10, 2012

LETTING GO OF THE CABIN  CHAPTER 5.  As I write this I am numb. Tomorrow is the auction of our house. Nothing we could do would make the banks change their minds this time. I have not seen any more people in our front yard. If anyone knows of a small apartment or a good-sized […]

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Topanga Blue Flag Daré

April 26, 2012

TOPANGA BLUE FLAG DARé  Chapter 4.               As I write this piece, there are people in my front yard taking pictures of my house, hanging their cameras over my fence and snapping pictures of my back yard. They have heard the house is up for auction tomorrow, though, in reality, […]

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April 19, 2012

FALLING APART Chapter 3.             Talking to my friend, Erna, I said, “I’m writing a blog about how an older woman starts over and puts herself back together.” “That’s great,” she said, “but first you have to fall apart.” Hummm. She, of course, is right, and I am on schedule. It has been a wild […]

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