Under the Spell of the Mexican Moon

When I lived in San Miguel de Allende ten years ago, I started to write a book called, "Under the Spell of the Mexican Moon" and my personal downfall was that I showed it to too many people and the fear I experienced from hearing the feedback caused me to set it aside indefinitely. Until then, I … [Read more...]

Deep in the Heart of Mexico

Buenas Dias from Mexico; I wish I had this office space in Chicago!  But no, this is the house I used to live in, when I was a married woman living in  San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, with my Texan then-husband, Reed Burns.  It is a glorious gift to be back here after all this time and I … [Read more...]

In a blink of an eye

Hard to believe it's been six months since my mom died; some days it feels like just minutes ago I was with her in her hospital room, trying to pry her hands off of her bed rail because they were turning purple.  Yet other days it feels like she's been gone for ages.  I have learned so much in the … [Read more...]

Meditation is Hard — But Getting Softer

I have dabbled in meditation here and there over the years but it wasn't until this past February that I found myself sitting in the local buddhist temple, which is a strikingly peaceful oasis to sit and soak in the silence.  And to begin my foray back into mediation.  These Buddhist Monks hail from … [Read more...]