Canines Observed on Hatteras Island

Guest post by Montague Calvert-Mitchell Call me Monty. As you can see, I am of the feline persuasion. I trust I need not add that I am handsome and highly discriminating. I have been asked to guest-author this blog post because of my recent experience with a horde...

A Cup of Joe

by Frank Finamore, guest blogger I’m an admitted coffee junkie. My fascination probably started as a kid when I saw that my grandmother’s blue Wedgewood cup was never empty. Today, I sometimes go to bed early just so that the time will go by faster before I can...

Isabel Allende at Esalen

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger October 2, 2009. The Donors’ Weekend started with cocktails for the 120 attendees in the meeting room named “Huxley,” right off the deck overlooking the ocean. After a dinner of lusciously rare roast beef au jus, mashed potatoes and a...

Gardening at Esalen

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger October 1, 2009. Today I designed a small succulent garden, planting buckets of different varieties that I had clipped and pruned my first day as a member of the grounds crew under the direction of Christina. Christina has a degree in...

Arrival in Esalen

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger September 30, 2009. San Luis Obispo was hot and sunny.  My GPS took me there from Tucumcari NM through Bakersfield and then across the mountains on California highway 58 – through an endless curlicue of sharp curves on a narrow, two lane...

In New Mexico

By Nancy LeRoy, Guest Blogger September 25, 2009. It was a very long day, again. I got to Lake Havasu City, AZ around 4:30 p.m. today, Friday September 25 – after a 10-hour drive from Tucumcari, NM. The scenery on the road was mostly desert, from the pink-ish beige of...