Author Archives: Shirley

rolling, rolling, rolling; (another) car ride

It’s about a year and a half. What happened? Well, I found a place to live, got settled in, and then one daughter arrived in town for about 9 months, with two granddaughters, and then the other daughter added another … Continue reading

Posted in driving, life, reading | 2 Comments

blink, and I’m back

I rolled into Davis on the 8th of October, and now it’s the 18th and I’m in BC, staying at my brother’s house (for the time being). Made it in time for Thanksgiving dinner, which in this country is in … Continue reading

Posted in driving, life, writing

strange visions

I slept an extra night in Santa Fe after the stay at the zen center. I wanted to go to the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and also poke my nose into downtown. The O’Keeffe museum made me think of my mother, … Continue reading

Posted in driving, life, writing

continuous practice

I spent four nights at the Upaya Zen Center* in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at a workshop with Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson: Sit, Walk, Write. It was a nice antidote to driving, and to being on my own, too. … Continue reading

Posted in life, writing