Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Sanctuary

Right now I am sitting in my favorite spot at the The Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino, CA—the Zen Meditation Garden.  Since the Japanese Garden is currently under construction, this place truly is peaceful without all the tourists passing through and it puts you into a complete state of Zen (hence the name).  I like to come up

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Welcome Back, Kaa!

Throughout my lifetime, I have had numerous nicknames.  Kelly Marie, Kel-arie, Kelly Marinee, Renee (pronounced re-knee), Poopers, Pumpkin, Sunshine, Cutes, Monkey, Kel, Mother of all Toads, Energizer Bunny, Brinker, Bunny, Partinator, Kaa and Miss B–just to name a few.   To my closest friends and family, I am Kaa.  But for the last few years, specifically the last few months, I was so

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