The healing Sands

One lovely thing about our annual January sojourn in the desert is the sense of being unplugged from all responsibilities, worries, and the sense that something must be accomplished. At the end of the day here, rather than looking for done tasks, I just think about the lovely and unusual experiences of the day.  But […]

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December into January

I want to thank all of you for your support during 2020 and for all of your kind remarks. Sharing with you helped make the hard times more tolerable. I feel like we faced a grim and unsettled year together. I wonder how you celebrated Christmas. I daresay that those of you who were able to […]

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Desert Dreams: a blog by Marcy Mary

I’m trying to find a sunny spot to have my morning nap. But the sun is being capricious. I admit I did like basking in the sun in the desert—first, warming my back, then turning on my sides, and lastly, my belly. Heaven! When I was indoors, it seemed that at almost any time of […]

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Wondering and Wandering in the Desert, Part II

I could go on and on about hiking in the desert. John and I discovered a gem this trip. Big Morongo Canyon Preserve is about half an hour from Palm Springs on Highway 62. It is nestled in the mountains above the tiny town of Morongo. Here, water runs year ’round, so there is more […]

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Wondering and Wandering in the Desert, Part I

We are in the last week of our month in the desert, and we have had so many experiences that they are swirling in my head like the images in the fancy kaleidoscopes sold at the art shows that dot the Coachella Valley most weekends … … Like the gentleman dressed in the navy cotton […]

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When the Creative Urge Strikes: A Blog by Marcy Mary

I want you to know that I am really adjusting to the desert life. I now have the horrid local Canada geese whipped into shape—no squawking before 8:00 a.m. How did I do this? See the description of my teeth below. Besides my new friend Hank, I have met and interviewed several local creatures, including […]

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