I recently spent the night in Dragoon. I was there as a guest of the AZ Humanities Council and had the privilege of staying at the Amerind Foundation. This little known, out of the way spot is a spectacular combination of the natural world and one of the finest collections of archaeological and ethnological artifacts in the country as well as a sizable research library.
Upon my nighttime arrival however, what amazed me most was the darkness. No glaring LED billboards advertising the nearby casino or street lights to set off the night sky – just pure blackness dotted with stars that we not picked up by my iphone. I shot the photo and sent it to my husband.
Posted by Tammy on November 16, 2012
“My aim is to express, through the medium of ‘light’, simple fleeting moments of clarity, experiences of connection with the world.”
- Bruce Munro
Installation Art of Bruce Munro
Posted by Tammy on September 12, 2012
I want to tell you the ocean knows this, that life in its jewel boxes is endless as the sand,
impossible to count, pure, and among the blood-colored grapes time has made the petal hard and shiny,
made the jellyfish full of light and untied its knot,
letting its musical threads fall from a horn of plenty made of infinite mother-of-pearl.
– Pablo Neruda from Enigmas
Posted by Tammy on July 25, 2012
Happy New Year! It’s that time when we dust off our desks, focus on the future and decide where 2012 will take us. I find it helpful to consider the year that I’m closing out but not so much that it limits my invention of the year to come. What worked well? What didn’t? What will I commit to do in the year to come? Here’s a glimpse into our 2011.
Gratitude to My Friends and Readers
Posted by Tammy on December 28, 2011
It’s easy as pie – really. But that doesn’t explain the numerous little pink scratches criss-crossing my arms which simultaneously eroded the popular productivity principles that I’ve spent a career mastering.
Posted by Tammy on September 7, 2011
I am on vacation and want you to know there are people
tearing up lawns to grow food up here!
Love your blog,
Posted by Tammy on August 21, 2011
I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.
~Edna St. Vincent Millay (more…)
Posted by Tammy on July 26, 2011
Salt is the new black. But then black salt might refer to sea salt that is mixed with activated charcoal or to Kala Namak, the deep purple salt from India with an odor telling of its sulfur content. Whether it’s pink salt from the Himalayas or matcha green tea salt, recently I’ve seen a number of recipes that call for a specific salt pedigree.
Peruvian Salt in the Sacred Valley Ogwen.flickr.cc.2.0
Posted by Tammy on May 11, 2011
Posted by Tammy on May 4, 2011
Just writing this post is an adventure in itself. This is my first attempt at blogging from my iPad and from Perú. I’m here with 24 others on a Journey of Discovery high in the Andes Mountains. Every direction I look is the full-color pullout of a National Geographic. And at every turn, I learn how food played a dominant role in this ancient civilization.
Posted by Tammy on May 1, 2011