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 JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 7 – KINDNESS  DAY 188 :: rich beauty 

30 Jul

Day 2 on the train.

I love the train. I think it’s something that just gets in your blood. Tonight I had dinner with two older Australian gentlemen who are traveling the country visiting air shows. Last night I ran into the woman I boarded with originally in Chicago. She too had a layover  (trainover?) in Minneapolis and we found ourselves boarding the train again at the same time three days later.are

There’s so much that I love about the train. The people. The sights. The feeling of being slowly whisked across the country.  

And I really love the dining car.

The food is not a gourmet spread but it’s really not too bad. Better than any airplane food I have ever had. And, to be honest, probably better than my own culinary creations at home.

It’s been almost 24 hours on the train for me. My hair is getting a little bit greasy. My legs a bit tired. But the trip is still an adventure. The sights are still making me sigh with awe and disbelief. The beauty is breathtaking.  

It’s been a small gift of kindness to myself, to take the long way home. The slow train.

But so worth the richness and wonderment.

More tomorrow….
Lovemore,
Jamie

{beauty}
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JAMIE’S BLOG – YEAR 6 – YOGA DAY 274 :: friday night tribe

8 Oct

Day 274: Sweet.

It’s Friday.
Highlight of the day? Yam Enchiladas. Flourless Chocolate Cake. Glass of wine. Dinner with a friend!

Sometimes it’s the little stuff that is truly the big stuff.
Happy weekend everyone.

(Yoga light tonight, but a weekend full of love ahead.)

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 319 :: blissful eating

19 Nov

Today’s bliss…cooking… and eating.

I don’t do it often, but tonight I did…. cook that is.
Because it was Julia Child Day at my alma mater of course!


“For students, the highlights of Julia Child Day are house dinners. Entrees this year include brie en croute, pumpkin ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, beef bourguignon and poached local fish with citrus beurre blanc.”

I’m not sure I can pronounce most of that, but it sounds lovely doesn’t it?

And that is so NOT what I prepared in my kitchen tonight. My creation was more of a cross between a burrito and a potato plus some spinach. Julia is shaking her head and a vat of butter somewhere at that I’m sure (but I promise it tasted good).

Tonight, as I was cooking (or sautéing, really) I reflected on The French Chef. It’s a tale of Pride and Pressure. I’m so proud of Julia Child and relish the thought that we walked down the same aisle at the library, maybe even picked up the same dusty forgotten book on a shelf. Or possibly sat gazing out a window, inspired by the same tree’s leaves falling, decorating Paradise Pond.

And then there is that pressure point. The one that comes rearing it’s big ugly head at the thought of sharing the same book, gazing at the same tree, and realizing there is so much to live UP to in this long line of amazing women traveling through the halls of Smith College. The pressure is real.

But that brings me to another “P” word, the one that I have to say over and over to myself to remain grateful and not overwhelmed with pressure. Privilege.

All women deserve the attention, detail, education, and exponentially expanding experience that comes from an amazing college education, no matter how it is packaged up or where/which campus it occurs.

So thank you, Smith College. I may always feel the pressure to live up to your good name, but I will never forget the privilege that comes with it.

And to that, I raise a block of brie and chocolate croissant.
Pure. Bliss.

More tomorrow. 
Lovemore,
Jamie

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2014 BLOG – DAY 76 :: games to play after dinner

17 Mar

We have a new game around here (new to us).

It’s called Man Bites Dog. We have been playing it after dinner at the kitchen table after our bellies have been stuffed. I can report it’s pretty good for a full belly laugh too.

The objective is to draw 5 cards and create a headline. It’s fun and sometimes frustrating, but always surprising.

I like to play games. I like to win too. But there’s always a fine line between playing to win and peak performance.

Because playing for fun is sometimes the best way to win.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore,
Jamie

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