Going For a Walk

Going For a Walk

Take a walk. It can’t be beat for looking at the world, problem-solving, getting exercise, and serendipity—and it’s free! I’m restless by nature and discovered when I was quite young that walking was not only calming, but interesting—a stroll through...
On Being A Flaneur In San Francisco

On Being A Flaneur In San Francisco

The Parisian concept of a flaneur, someone idly strolling through city streets absorbing the ambiance and open to whatever comes one’s way, is perfectly adaptable to San Francisco. I was in the city for the American Crafts Council show, whose romantic location...
Summer So Far, A Summary

Summer So Far, A Summary

Summer has been drifting along with its greens, blues and yellows. It seems like I haven’t talked to you in awhile, and suddenly August is on the horizon–whoa, how did that happen? I spent a lot of time in June developing my new website. If you...
Ciao, bellissima!

Ciao, bellissima!

Fellow jewelers have questioned how I could possibly leave for 10 days in Italy, only a couple of weeks before a major wholesale show.  Listen, when two of your best friends for the past 40 years would like some company hiking in Cinque Terre and celebrating a major...
“Come on, let’s drive,” she said.

“Come on, let’s drive,” she said.

Hands on the wheel, pedal to the metal, there’s nothing like a Western road trip.  All the breathing room you need, time to think, and the promise of serendipity.  It pulls me like a magnet.  In late March, Craig and I drove my old car to L.A. to deliver it to...
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