In December 2016, I attended a transgender wellness conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, spending 3 nights in the lovely city. As with every visit, the intense energy of the place can be felt upon entry. I am lucky to have a close friend living here and in this visit an apartment to stay a quick […]Read more "Ashé in December Haze – 3 Days in New Orleans"
Temple dreamer and minerval runner left to cross the desert at midnight under the full moon, guided west. We were ascending the mountain range separating the desert from the oak savanna and grassland valley. Our destination for the day: The hot spring on the Kern River, in the Southern Sierra down from Lake Isabella. To get […]Read more "Kern river canyon to Delano, California – Bellabacchae travels"
Hi, I’ve taken a year break from writing on this, and there are big travels ahead, so what better time than today to resume the travel blog and cover some places I’ve been in the last 2 years and skipped. A reason often that I skip a place is that I pass through for a […]Read more "Skipped Over…Southern Texas. Trucking US 59, 83, 90"
Visit: OCTOBER, 2016 I’ve written about the natural springs of Florida before, when I visited several in 2009. There are so many of them and you can get the experience from just going to one or two. Since the water is cool, it’s best if you can go in warm weather and swim in them; […]Read more "Side Trip…Ichetucknee Spring + Blue Hole, Florida"
This past weekend, I attended the annual gourd festival in Casagrande, Arizona which takes place the second weekend of February at Pinal county fairground and is hosted by the Wuertz family with their gourd farm down the road. Since I have recently started painting gourds, this event is useful and also inspiring. There are raw […]Read more "Gourd festival, Casagrande, az"
This past weekend, I attended the annual gourd festival in casagrande, arizona which takes place the second weekend of February at Pinal county fairground and is hosted by the Weurtz family with their gourd farm down the road. Since I have recently started painting gourds, this event is useful and also inspiring. There are raw […]Read more "Gourd festival, Casagrande, az"
Originally written April, 2010 Travel dates: March, 2010 It’s been two weeks since the latest coal mining disaster in West Virginia, and this one has received considerable media attention. This being an explosion inside a mine in the town of Montcoal, about 30 miles southwest of Charleston (the link just above has a detailed map […]Read more "COAL, INTERRUPTED: Coal River, West Virginia"