Gypsy's Tea Leaves

Scattered Recollections

The Gypsy
20 December
The Northern Star

Growing up in California, I spent a lot of my time on the North Coast in the redwoods and on the beach. Following ancestral callings, I made the move to Scotland six years ago. Conscious of how north I have been, I am grateful for friends and family who are my compass.

At present I am repatriating in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live in our West Marin family home and seek employment as a researcher and educator. This next move, while unexpected, is a welcome opportunity to speak 'the mother tongue' of my native land...

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