I Miss You, Momma.

Dear momma,

We lost you 3 years ago today, suddenly, unexpectedly, way too soon. I can’t believe you have been gone that long. I can’t believe you are gone at all. There’s something about momma’s – we think you will stay forever. If we were lucky,...Read More »

When You Lose Everything...

When fires roar through our lives leaving destruction in their wake, those of us who have walked through this type of loss are often asked how it was to deal with such an event.  I responded by writing this blog and I share it knowing we all process in our...Read More »

Bringing Back the Beauty of Bhutan

What gives value to travel is fear. It is the fact that, at a certain moment, when we are so far from our own country. . . we are seized by a vague fear, and an instinctive desire to go back to the protection of old habits. This is the...Read More »

I Miss Her. In honor of Denise on her 52nd Birthday

I miss my friend. Those blue eyes that always sparkled with life and intelligence no matter what was on her mind. Her gentle voice, always steady, even up until the end. It seemed like we were sisters. I was immediately drawn toward her when we first met. She was the...Read More »

Phoenix Rising - A concert, a book launch & a fundraiser


As the world continues to be a chaotic place, we celebrate some heroes at home: the Wildland Firefighters.

Salida resident and author Kristen Moeller lost her home in a wildfire in 2012. Her latest book Phoenix Rising: Stories of Remarkable Women Walking through Fire tells the heart-wrenching stories of...Read More »

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