Friday, December 24, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I'm almost ready to travel south.
Getting a perspective is always a smart plan.
Things are changing and I'm thrilled with all the aspects.
When I drove to Alaska a few years back, I spotted a Lynx.
It quickly got out of my sight, but it made an impression.
This photo shows the beauty and mystery of these wild cats.
I don't want to leave Alaska, but I will be back.
My heart is here.
This Lynx photo by: William Bloomhuff
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
The stories of an addict are familiar.
I wasn't sworn to secrecy but it was an intimate group.
Listening intently, the thread linked the night
to venus glowing in the evening sky.
They made my heart open to our tender spirits.
Strength to them and me as we walk in the snow to our cars.
Monday, December 6, 2010
More than ordinary as described it causes tummy twirls.
A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection toward my love bubbles.
Arising from kinship I strike the match and light a burning fire.
Recognition of attractive quality incites me to create.
photo: A Kari Glass Sea Star by R. Rosemond
Thursday, December 2, 2010
An Abstract painting without any straight lines.
I've been nostalgic for Portland music.
Jen and I listened to the Neo Boys.
Kari and I got a show in Anchorage.
The plan materializes out of thin air.
Gold ideas sparkle and I rest.
The mind, heart, spirit and body blend.
More powerful than a locomotive.
Able to reconcile.
Super Duper, glorious, love filled daze.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I am here.
Listening to your ancient message.
The music travels NXNW to me.
Blistering cold and wind bite my face.
I travel the sunny, snow filled streets happy.
Kilimanjaro rises and the Nile flows in me.
Drums roll in the Raven's caw.
Wind hums the tune.
Africa! Dear Africa!
Missing you, Robin
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We send thanks to all the Animal life in the world. They have many things to teach us as people. We are glad they are still here and we hope it will always be so.
Mohawk Thanksgiving Address
Saturday, November 20, 2010
The emptiness is being filled with moonlight.
As the sun went down this afternoon, the moon rose in the east.
The hoar frost glistens and the icy streets reflect the orb.
I told someone today, "I'm not a hitter or a hater, but I am a fighter."
Tonight I'm at peace and content in my heart.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sitting on my throne I stare at the candle.
I have lit the holiday and it sparks to life.
Set against the white blanket of quiet sleep
the world gears up for the dying year.
I settle in and give thanks. The prayer is:
Help me to be gracious, courageous and true.
p.s. I love you.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I am the walking dead today.
Halloween was just as bizarre as ever.
We manifest magic and I love wildly.
No regrets and my costume was hot.
What has risen from the dead is my kiss.
Tender, sweet, lips pressed against mine.
The breath of lovers and bodies entwined
are my salvation.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Our love circles with a riot of color and life.
Brimming with it's complexities
the heart rules with a single beat.
Change is subtle, the effect immediate.
I stare in to your eyes and tears well
recognizing the black abyss that's you.
The lines move and shift and the
foundation of sand is only good
when it's hard and wet.
Beauty, I sing out in darkness
and leave sadness for my joy.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
There was a moose outside my window.
I consider it a good omen.
There was a dog on my mind today.
I'm almost jealous.
I have a lot of growing up to do.
Back to selflessness and a higher level of thinking.
I'm lost in a beautiful place.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Each day more sunlight is lost and the mornings are dark.
I'm sappy about summer's demise.
There was a dusting of snow on the mountains in the east.
Today I look again at my love.
Remembering how to embrace the wonder of each man.
Could be I'm the luckiest woman alive?
Happiness rests in my heart today.
Working hard can do that.
Peace is in my breath and touch.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
I'm working on the 'Whales' movie as a Set Dresser. A difficult job. I would like to finish the shoot, but it will be a huge challenge. In matters of the heart, I feel as if the rain pours nothing but tears this morning. Summer ends in Alaska and I shudder to think the deep freeze is coming. It has been the best summer of my life. It's up to me to embrace unconditional love. That is not an easy thing.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
China Town, China Town! My new favorite restaurant in Anchorage, Alaska. The service is great. The food is superb. I like everything about this unassuming jewel in the Government Hill neighborhood. I especially enjoyed the dumplings/pot stickers. They are undeniably the tastiest, pillow like, steamed and then fried, delicious delicacy that I have had the pleasure of placing in my mouth in many, many moons. I have eaten many a dumpling in my gastronomic career, but these pockets of spiced pork are the real, deal, Chinese meal. The dumplings are served with a soy dipping sauce with chopped green onions, but you can also ask for the spicy sauce that's a pulverized red chili paste. The complimentary appetizer at China Town is pickled vegetables. Broccoli, potato and cabbage, each one more interesting than the next. I also highly recommend the sautéed, spicy eggplant that was like eating purple velvet. China Town has two menus. One menu for the folks who want Chinese/American, and one menu for those who want world class Chinese Cuisine. Next time we try the crab, which isn't on the menu. You have to know somebody and call days in advance to order. More please! China Town Restaurant, 836 East Loop Road. For more information: 272-8390 or 274-3322.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I study every sign post.
When the sun is out I challenge myself to get out.
Putting down all my projects in favor of a stroll, hike, or climb.
The smell of summer in Alaska is heaven.
Even though my boundaries are sketchy at times,
I am aware that I have grown and have a deeper understanding.
Face it and actualize your dreams.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Being the messenger is not the easy course.
I take the responsibility to bring word.
Hearing the voices of my loved ones, I jump for joy.
I can take care and share all of my gifts.
Tiny, Little One loves Beauty.
Change it up and begin fresh every day.
Little bit of this and little bit of that.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
The Grannies and Elly Maze rocked McCarthy! There were other musicians who also kicked it, but we are 'Children of Rock' making it happen in the wide, open spaces of AK. Thank you B-Mac, Neil, Rebecca, Hollis, Rick, Tres, Ian, Jasmine, Max, Christina, Chris Chester, all the Grannies, their beautiful girls and Hotel Chitina. It was sweetness personified and the rough and tumble weekend brought me closer to my reason to live. First one is what? That's right! Love.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Last friday my friend Shyanne and I traveled to Girdwood to set up the KNBA tent for the Punch Brothers show at the Day Lodge at Alyeska. We had a sweet time. The weather cooperated long enough to get the tent up and secured. Then we visited friends who had a baby. We tried many boots on that darling little girl and laughed and cooed. She was a living doll. We stopped at the waterfall and had lunch at the The Turnagain Arm Pit. A newish BBQ restaurant that we really enjoyed. A short road trip filled with life, love and laughter.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
The ocean had it's way.
Fish were flying.
I was tossed like a cookie.
Spit up and smacked down.
The sun came out to soften the blow.
Carried away by the lesson.
Tumbling in the sea.
Humbled by nature.
Smitten by Alaska.
I lost my accessories, but was fully present.
Sand, sun, crazy fun.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
The total eclipse of the sun calls me.
I saw one in the 70's with my darling Tai.
We drove to the highest spot we could find in the Gorge.
Above the Columbia River on the Washington side we
caught it as the clouds broke. Shadow snakes danced
across the field and the darkness had a green glow.
I held my boy in my arms. His sweet face and the brilliant
spectacle in the heavens are clear in my minds eye.
The moon passed before the sun and we had no idea
what was to come, but we were happy to be together.
I'm serious in my resolve and today I vow that love will
always be my answer. I shall continue to follow my heart.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Today I teach, climb and create.
As I reflect on the legacy of my life
and family, tears well.
I express myself through painting,
poetry, writing, photography, music,
food, gardening, relationships and
The freedom we have to tell a
story and live a beautiful life, is
the privilege of liberty and the pursuit
I walk that path.
My style and presence isn't for everyone.
I exist therefore someone is pissed.
The lesson is to not take it personally.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
America I love you.
The history of this free nation
collides with our ignorance.
I'm studying my country.
I am American and as a citizen
of the United States, I
will be vigilant in my efforts
to study, inform and watch
what's going on.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
The Elly Maze
Fourth Fest 2010
July 3rd @ 4:00
Corner of 6th & D Street
Plus: The Relentless BBQ McCarthy, Alaska July 30 The Golden Saloon & 31 @ B-Mac’s!
I love being a child of Rock. They don't call it Rock for nothing.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Beef Satay and Grilled Alaskan Scallops. We did order a Cheese Plate for the vegetarian. The Gin Martinis were delicious. All I know is that I am happier than I have ever been, so consequently I'm putting on weight. Nothing like a heartache to keep you thin. Starting today, I will cut back on the Martinis and late night dinners. Wish me luck. I can trim down this ass. I can quiet down my trunk. I will slim down this butt. Hail to the Crow's Nest, where all Alaska visitors should drink and dine. $
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
I will honor what each person in my life brings to the table.
The conceptual world asks, Is the table real or unreal?
When I see I transform. I want to bring this to my daily living.
Focus my intent, open my heart, know reality and illusion, and manifest my energy.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Loveliest month of May, don't go away.
I dreamt of you today.
The scent, the sky, the clouds and Sun, speak of my beloved one.
A journey that rocks and wakes me from my sleep.
This cosmic connection is deep, so I weep at beauty.
We endure a hurtful standstill, because of stubborn will.
I tip my glass and toast you friend,
to our beginning and our end.