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What’s Going’ On?

I watched an extended interview on the Daily Show – then I went to NVC Family Camp – I met a group of Palestinians and Israelis who were at camp studying nonviolent communication – and as a result, I am now enrolling myself and my kids in wilderness awareness courses. There is a thread here. it is powerful; it is deep. And I am trying to find a way to unpack it all and I’m having trouble doing that all in one blog post. So if you will allow me the luxury of meandering down a path in my heart that is desperately looking for clarity, I’d be obliged.  I am asking for space to go on tangents, to reach conclusions that I may very Keep Reading…

French Bacon

  My daughter came home one afternoon and asked me with full seriousness “Paka, do we have any French bacon?” French bacon?  Luckily I was more amused than confused at her request.  Do I slip into mister sensible and ask her where she had heard of “French bacon?”  That would have registered zero on the fun meter. My daughter just gave me an opening and I was fortunate to know not to disappoint. There was plenty of duck skin left from the previous night’s meal and there was her french bacon.  “I know what!  How about some pasta with french bacon?” I asked her.  (Spaghetti carbonara with crispy diced duck skin instead of bacon to you and me.)  “Yey!” she says. This dish has been Keep Reading…

The Underbelly of My Belly

It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been uninspired. Blah about everything. I feel heavy, lethargic, tired. I can’t  get up and dance with Luna even if she tries to lure me with her favorite Michael Jackson tunes. I feel a lot of fear. I feel protective. I’ve completely lost my filter for what to say, how to say it, and who to say it to. My truth seems to be involuntarily spilling out of my mouth at inopportune moments and I’m offending people left and right. I haven’t even been enjoying Ayan’s food. Nothing he cooks excites me anymore. And worst of all, my “mimis” as Luna likes to call them are enormous, and I’ve got a good 5-10 pounds of extra padding Keep Reading…

We’re so excited to share…

We can’t believe we did it. We finally created a home for ourselves online. We’re thrilled to announce the official launch of our first website, lizaplusayan.com. This site was built as a way to connect with our global friends & family and anyone else who’d like to participate. It was built as a representation of our lives, our inspirations, our community, and our journey. Our intention was simple -to create a platform from which we can share our lives with you more often and more closely no matter how distant or nearby you may reside. Here we plan to offer recipes, remedies, & random musings and to hopefully exchange them with you so we can hear about yours as well. Here we will post about Keep Reading…