A Gypsy Breeze

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Chasing the sun, as well as the great wine regions & music of the world, embrace, with me, all of the colors and textures that different generations and cultures bring to this beautiful earth.

Unchartered adventures. Fine Wines. Outrageous eats. Culture shocks. Unlikely characters. Bloopers. And anything else that pops up along the way. 

Wrapped up in a hilarious and upbeat take on the tale and laced with insights and reflections, I promise the read will take you for a thrilling ride and leave you unable to remain the same. 

This is a Gypsy Breeze.

Enjoy the ride!

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The Stillness

Posted by [email protected] on July 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I love the night, after the world has gone to sleep. There is a stillness, a peace, a creative silence that I can't find in any other time of day. When all the minds have gone to rest.... that's when mine comes alive. 

Up on the Teia mountainside, a cooing Summer breeze is the only thing to accompany me tonight. My thoughts come alive. I can alm...
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Reckless Living

Posted by [email protected] on May 25, 2016 at 11:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Always looking up at the sky, her earnest face searched the southern French skies for her father’s plane. He was due back from Peru any day now, she said. She knew each plane by owner and color. Whose was whose and whose was not. A pale, make-up-less face peering from behind a wild mane of dark, unruly curls. Lisa is 15 but with all the confidence and independence of a woman who has been on her own for 35 years...

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Fear, Love, & Magic

Posted by [email protected] on March 20, 2016 at 11:40 PM Comments comments (0)

February 9, 2015

There is an extreme distinctness about this that feels crazy, a deja vu, a primordial warning ... the tired kind that still hasn't relented after all this time, sighing and flagging the situation, in vain, as dangerous, knowing all the while that I will walk right into it anyhow. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I asked myself what the fuck I w...

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Deportation Upon Arrival?

Posted by [email protected] on February 23, 2015 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

“I am this close to putting you on the next plane back home,” the customs officer bores his intimidating stare into mine, “so, be careful.”

My cheeks flush and my eyes sting. I can feel all the glances of the impatient line behind me prickling on the back of my neck. They are angry. This border control officer is angry. I’m...
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Kava & Cannibalism in Paradise

Posted by [email protected] on January 28, 2015 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I felt my head dip in and out of hypnotism as I watched the muddied water sloshing in the wooden bowl between our feet; the even drumbeats of rain on the dash resounding a rhythmic truth I could not escape. My mouth was numb and my mind sleepy as I tried to find any feeling at all to connect with here at the end. I couldn’t grasp a single root of emotion ...

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