monsoon-er or later

See that red dot near the “ji” in “Panaji” and the star? That is where we are at Miramar Beach at the Marriott. We are at the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The name Panaji means “land that never floods” and I hope that is true because tonight we’ve got pretty big waves …

rock steady

You’re no different than me and Scott. Every week–every day–poses its new challenges for you. We are all in this together, this thing called life. Wasn’t there a Dire Straits song about sometimes you’re the windshield, sometimes you’re the bug

v.i.p. treatment @ casino royale

We’d been talking about doing it since we arrived in Goa mid November. Last night we finally did it! Though neither of us were expecting to do it like this…Just before sunset a complimentary car arrived to whisk us off to the pier where we were escorted as VIPs to the tender boat that brought […]

flower power

It’s noon in Goa on Monday. We’re sitting at the Azur Cafe where Scott has his portable studio set up and has been working on a new piece. One of my favorite things about India is the exotic abundance of floral arrangements on display and how flowers are used to transform daily mundane events into […]


The Honeymooners 2007 (c) Katy Allgeyer Cardinals abound in North Carolina. Not the kind that are currently convening in Rome to pick the guy who gets the most text messages from God. Nope. The feathered kind. They are not that common in downtown Los Angeles, but I saw one land on the camelia bush outside […]

h a p p y ! birthday, scott!

The birthday boy is a very happy camper! So many wonderful and highly personal birthday tributes ( a lot of poets among you!) are pouring in via email, blog comments, facebook posts, and phone calls! The festivities began with a couple hundred balloons delivered at 9:30 AM ( thanks, Dad!). The ceiling is entirely covered […]