Puddle Jumpers

Enjoying life, off the hamster wheel

What Crossing the Finish Line Means

Peru’s Roberto Carcelen (C) is congratulated by Nepal’s Dachhiri Sherpa (L) and gold winner Switzerland’s Dario Cologna (R) after crossing the finish line in the Men’s Cross-Country Skiing 15km Classic. … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Entertaining Close Shave!

Only 3 days left of PreShow’s Kickstarter campaign! Feb. 21 is fast approaching and they need your generous support! If they can raise over $25,000.00 I’ve promised to shave my … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Kickin’ it for PreShow’s Kickstarter!

YES! PreShow’s Kickstarter campaign is kickin’ it!! Only 4 more days, but it’s moving! With everyone’s help, we might pull a hat-trick yet! PreShow’s Kickstarter campaign is getting close to … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Help me help raise $40,214.00 by Feb. 21!!!

4 DAYS TO GO! Time is running out! This fabulous piece of software, that could best be described as a Project Management tool for artists in the entertainment and event … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Shaving my Head for Entertainment

Entertainment in the 21st century is changing, and I’m going to shave my head for the cause – for entertainment! 🙂 We go to theatre, see movies, watch TV, watch … Continue reading

February 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

So, You Want to Buy a Car?

So, you want to buy a car? My old car, Rosebud, a Honda Civic CX hatchback that I bought new in 1991, finally retired this past Christmas with 406,000 kms. … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Year’s Eve Fun, and New Year’s Day Training 2014

Hello friends! It’s that time of year again – another turn of the wheel, a page of the calendar, the continued revolution of our planet around the sun. The Winter … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 2 Comments

Neuroses, the Invisible Injurires

3 hours… Awake… Thinking. According to Wikipedia, the term ‘neurosis’ “essentially describes an “invisible injury” and the resulting condition.” Yes, many injurious events in my life have recently bubbled to … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

From Rocks to Dirt: Time, Change and Growth

There is a lucky bamboo in our bedroom by the window. I bought it four or five years ago and put it in a clear glass vase filled with pebbles. … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Economics of Homemade Soap; or, Christmas is Around the Corner and I’m Broke

I’ve been making soap on and off since 1999. Making soap is fun and rewarding and it can be as simple and economical as using three ingredients: oil, lye and … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Homemade Soap: Trials and Tribulations

Over the last couple of days I’ve been making soap. I’ve been making soap off and on since 1999, and I make a batch of soap about once a year … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Zuchinni with Nut Miso Gratin and Roasted Tomatoes with Rosemary

I just had to share this little dish I invented by accident; or, rather out of necessity. I have a couple of HUGE zucchinis from my inlaws’ garden that have … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Egyptian Dukkah

This little recipe is from a terrific recipe book we own called Easy Mediterranean: Simple Recipes from Sunny Shores, published in 2007 by Ryland Peters & Small, Inc. New York, … Continue reading

September 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Life’s Residue

It is 1916. My Grandmother is ten years old. She is attending the National Normal School for Girls in Sweden. She’s required to take a notebook home with her every … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

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