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Our second annual Art & Spirit BHUTAN Tour has returned!  O, what wonders did we see, what adventures had we!  From the quite sublime — especially renowned Chef David Thompson’s exquisite classical Thai cuisine at Restaurant nahm in Bangkok — to the rather ridiculous, when Kay tripped and broke her nose walking into — not […]

After eight years of community leadership (and being asked to run three times) Tom finally agreed to join the race for City Councilor of Salem, Oregon.  His campaign is off and running with full support for “The Bike & Bow-tie Guy.”  Tom’s fabulous, hard-working team has so many  lawn signs up that our ward looks […]

Our annual Art & Spirit Tour leaves soon for Arabia, Bangkok and on to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.  There we’ll meet Lama Karma Rinpoche, Tom’s and my Buddhist teacher and the Spiritual Director of  our tour, and with His Holiness Ngwang Tenzin Rinpoche, Karma Rinpoche’s teacher and one of the world’s most luminous living […]

9 March 2014 – The plum trees on our street are suddenly in bloom.  Our neighbor’s daffodils beam at us when we take out the trash.  The forsythia is out.  The tulips are up.  Spring is coming and western anglers know fishing season is right around the bend.  In honor of the call of the […]

Jessica Loves Book Clubs! Ask her to join your book club meeting via Skype when you read Roll Around Heaven. Send requests to:  [email protected]   It’s fun!  (Boston, this means you!)