Dating in the Desert During Apocalyptic Times

(published March 20th through my newsletter) It’s been a really interesting week in Joshua Tree. This area is usually a hub of travelers and visitors... Groups of ladies with funky hats and feathered earrings roll through. Tough looking families seeking reprieve from the Riverside suburbs smile over local jewelry at the farmers market. Cool-faced couples … Continue reading Dating in the Desert During Apocalyptic Times

How Ariel’s Preparing For… Whatever We’re All Preparing For

(published March 13th through my newsletter) It is a seriously apocalyptic feeling day here in the high desert. Usually it’s sunny out. The most extreme weather generally comes in the form of whipping winds. But today there was a big rumbling thunderstorm! It darkened the sky, pelted rain at Scampy, and rocked this little egg … Continue reading How Ariel’s Preparing For… Whatever We’re All Preparing For

F the Rest of ‘Em ​​​​​​​~ Reduce Your Dependence and Increase Your Abundance

(published February 28th through my newsletter) [In retrospect, this is a strangely auspicious piece to have written in February just before Coronavirus hit] Is it just me or does it seem like people are talking about their environmental fears a lot more these days? Like, with real hopelessness? I hear people saying stuff like, well, … Continue reading F the Rest of ‘Em ​​​​​​​~ Reduce Your Dependence and Increase Your Abundance

Coyotes, the Sunrise, and Planning for Financial Freedom

(published February 7th through my newsletter) The sun just rose, like a big golden yolk over a pale yellow horizon. Two coyotes are snorting and playing (breakfasting on a desert rat?) off in the shrubs beside the Scamp. Meanwhile, I’m sitting here inside the camper, cross-legged, drinking lemon water and pondering how to help my … Continue reading Coyotes, the Sunrise, and Planning for Financial Freedom