Category Archives: Burn Series

Burn8: Costume Season

Ahh – finally tuning into murmurs of fall – had already felt the slipped angle of the sun, but that favored burn & gold season is now unmistakably in the air as well. During these recent burning hot summer days … Continue reading

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Burn7: The Dangerous Art of Feeding

So right now I’m writing this instead of starting supper.  I should be starting supper.  I’m (habitually at this time of day) thinking about what to make for supper.  My thinking is generally tempered by two factors: 1) what do … Continue reading

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Burn6: Earth on the Grill

Warning: Increasing Frequency of Climate Change-Induced Panic Attacks! If you know me, you know I’m not kidding – at least I’m not alone with my climate anxiety, which makes me feel a little better, thank you. I have a good excuse for … Continue reading

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Burn5: Fired Up About Art

I’m an artist.  Yep, you heard that right. I suspect ‘artist’ isn’t your primary association with this particular primate, but I’ve decided it’s time to paint a fuller picture of what makes us human. Because we all started out as … Continue reading

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Burn4: Cooking with Fire

Can you imagine camping without campfires & grilled meat?  No, me neither.  Like, what’s the point of packing the tent & all the gear if there’s no flickering in the firepit as that lovely star of ours sinks flaming into … Continue reading

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Burn3: Smoke in the Trees

Prickly burnt-orange redwood needles have been raining onto the back deck for a few weeks now.  I remember the first time this happened a couple of years after our move to Live Oak Avenue in the mid-80’s – it took … Continue reading

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Burn2: Burning the Fence

We humans lead complicated lives.  It’s the way we like it.  It’s what our large primate brain has been honed for.  It’s just that, well – it’s just that sometimes it’s so exhausting. I can grasp (& I’m sure you can … Continue reading

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