Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Philosopher’s Walk

Kyoto, the ancient capitol of Japan is full of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, so when I read about the Philosopher’s Walk I pictured an ancient man with a wispy beard reciting prayers while walking. I was wrong. The Philosopher’s … Continue reading

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My Inevitable Place in Carmel-by the Sea

“It’s my birthday and I want it,” I say to my husband as I hang over the garden gate, drooling over the clapboard blue/gray cottage, with a For Sale sign. He stares at me, “Where did that come from?” He … Continue reading

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