Fred in the News!

Fred made the news! What a sweet surprise to have my book promoted on KOIN-TV on my 60th birthday. Gratitude to the wonderful Nicole DeCosta for the thoughtful interview. 
on animal wisdom, healing, and resilience

on animal wisdom, healing, and resilience

Staccato, quite possibly the sweetest and gentlest creature I have ever known, is no longer able to roam free outdoors as he did for the first thirteen years of his life, due to serious health challenges involving his kidneys and heart. It was difficult and he was at...
the exquisite cycle

the exquisite cycle

The California milkweed is flowering, and it is glorious! The caterpillar, though, has apparently journeyed on. This morning I sat in the garden for a long time, listening to the sounds of baby Juncos hopping about and their mother’s nearby “clicking,” and bees...
the exquisite cycle

a lesson in peaceful acceptance

A couple days ago I planted the milkweed plant, careful not to disturb the resident Monarch. This morning I went to the garden to check on the caterpillar we are affectionately calling “Frida,” but it was nowhere to be found, nor was it immediately visible...
full circle

full circle

Almost two years after the auspicious meeting where I received the gift of Fred the Monarch, today I once again met my friends Maryse and Tom to catch up and share some exquisite wine in a beautiful place. They brought me another milkweed plant from their garden in...
the butterfly has landed!

the butterfly has landed!

At long last, Fred the Monarch is here! Holding the finished book in my hands for the first time, I felt an unexpected rush of excitement. And, in what can only be described as a divine synchronicity, my son showed up just moments after the mail carrier delivered the...