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>Fall’s Harvest

In Uncategorized on September 30, 2010 at 7:09 am

>A gateway into what is next! and a serious case of strange fruit.

My neighbor doesn’t like to pick the lemons off his massive lemon trees… he allows them to morph into bedeviled unharvested fruit baking in the California sun and like any unharvested fruit left on the vine past its prime they mutate and morph into something that is positively crazy. After staring at them for many months covetously the occasion presented itself for me to pick some of the lemons when for a dinner party we were short of lemons for a BBQ of some freshly purchased fish….

Up close and personal, many of the lemons were unusable having gone bad, others looked goofy but had good juice, and still others defied description, taking on personalities all their own. One Lemon in particular stood out, it looked like a great lemon brain… it was out of its mind… Showing it to one of my friends saying “look at this crazy lemon” laughing at the sheer absurdity of the fruit. Without a beat he turned to me and said “that should be the name of your new company, a brand like no other. Crazy Lemon. I looked at the lemon, I looked at him, I took a photo of the lemon and threw it into photoshop…  Here’s the results…

Let me know your thoughts and what you are harvesting this fall….
Belle Amour!!

>Monday’s with Dr. Angelou

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 at 5:22 am

>Since I have long been a fan of Dr. Maya Angelou I thought I’d set aside Monday as the day to celebrate her contribution to the literary landscape… 

We’ll kick it off with Phenomenal Women and dedicate it to all those women living and loving and laughing and nourishing the planet…

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Maya Angelou

>Enrich Each Moment

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 at 5:55 am


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>Hello Super Harvest Moon!

In Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 at 1:30 am


Goodbye Summer.

According to NASA as Northern summer changes to fall at 11:09 pm EDT.

At that precise moment, called the autumnal equinox, the Harvest Moon will be found soaring high overhead with the planet Jupiter right beside it.

Check it out tonight.

For more info —

NASA on Super Harvest Moon

NAT GEO on Autumnal Equinox and Super Harvest Moon.

>Clear it out!

In Uncategorized on September 22, 2010 at 9:11 pm


It’s that magical time of the year I like to call “going with the flow” day… where we can dance and celebrate all prosperity before casting our Ganesh into the sea sending it on its journey of abundance letting anything not of its light dissolve away… and bringing forth full radiant wholeness.

“Devotees carry an idol of the Hindu elephant god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, for immersion in the sea on the last day of “Ganesh Chaturthi”, in Mumbai on September 22, 2010. Idols of Ganesh are made two to three months before the day of “Ganesh Chaturthi”, a popular religious festival in India. The idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolizing a ritual send-off of his journey towards his abode in “Kailash”, while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind.”

From the MSNBC photoblog


>There’s nothing like…

In Uncategorized on September 20, 2010 at 3:03 am

>Music and Song colliding with BIG personality.

One of the reasons my heart sings at the sheer mention of a musical theater evening and why I’ve hosted evenings of Cabernet and Cabaret is on full display here with two of the iconic women of their generations.

Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey

Side by side.


Two women who won the Tony for their role of Dolly Levi in Jerry Herman’s Hello Dolly.


>A Universal Message…

In Uncategorized on September 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm

>”I am only a child yet I know if all the money spent on war was spent on finding environmental  answers, ending poverty and finding treaties what a wonderful place this earth would be. At school, even in kindergarten, you teach us how to behave in the world, you teach us not to fight with others, to work things out, to respect others, to clean up our mess, not to hurt other creatures, to share not to be greedy. 

Why do you go out and do the things you tell us not to do.  Do not forget… who you are doing this for… You are deciding what kind of a world we are growing up in.”

Please make your actions speak for themselves.

Speech by Twelve year old Severn Suzuki in 1992 to the United Nations.

>Return to Yom Kippur

In Uncategorized on September 15, 2010 at 11:05 pm

>Today’s invocation of spirit from the Machzor for Yom Kippur

this day of At-one-ment,
for forgiving,
for clearing,
for at-one-ing.)

May the grace of God
ascend within us, open our ears,
open our hearts and minds,
to the flame of our ancestors,
to the flame of the Messiah,
to our people Israel,
to all humankind.

We open to the cleansing energy within us
the Power of purification present in every age:
Let it clear out the debris;
let it wash away our mistakes and our suffering,
so we may truly see, as it teaches,
“I, only I, Self of your self,
erase your lack of faith in your Self,
and I do this to make known
my reality through you.
Your mistakes I will not recall.
Indeed, I have swept away your mistakes

     like clouds blown away,
     like mist that vanishes.
     Turn to me– I have already freed you!”
     For you have been promised:
     “On this day a-mending will be made for you,
     to cleanse you from all your mistakes.
     Before the Infinite you shall be clear.”

Our Power and Power of our parents,
Let us make our lives holy
through deeds of justice, love and joy.
Let us make our part in the Torah.
Let us enjoy God’s world
and rejoice in freedom.

May our prayers
open our eyes and expand our vision,
revealing your divine plan
whose path leads us all to the holy of holies.
May our heartfelt prayers be a conduit
swiftly carrying us to the time
when all Israel, all peoples, serve the divine plan.

May our eyes witness the return of Your Presence

to our lives, to Zion, and to the whole world.

Blessed are You, Source of blessings
awakening the world to your Presence
through our deeds of goodness.

We will continue to offer thanks
to the eternal One,
steadfast Source of strength
throughout all generations,
for our lives which rest in Your embrace,
for our souls which are in Your care,
for the miracles and wonders
which greet us day after day,

>Wow…. Check out The Julie Andrews Show from 1965!

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2010 at 11:16 pm

>While she may have torpedoed the fashion industries movement to make skirts from tableclothes I could listen to Julie Andrews sing all night!

>Magnificent Women Make History

In Uncategorized on September 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

>Movements start in so many different ways, in living rooms, on battlefields, on playgrounds, in tragedy and in joy born in the hearts of those answering a greater call.

The birth of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is one such example.

In her upcoming book Promise Me, its founder Nancy Brinker shares the life story of her sister Susie whose death at 36 set a dramatic series of events in motion that would become the leading support system for millions of women battling cancer.

AMP EXPERIENCE honors these moments of magnificence and holds the space for the greatest expression of grace in action on the planet.