My Lovely Orchid

  My Lovely Orchid I love this photo because it reminds me of what incredible beauty awaits in the next bloom. It was a gift and I enjoyed it’s iridiscent blooms for many weeks. Suddenly they fell off and the plant seemed nearly dead. I found a book on orchid and learned to repot it. I […]

VULTURE KING – “Man of Faith”

Check out VULTURE KING’s live performance in San Jose, CA. The band recorded their upcoming EP at Franklin Street Recording Studio in Monterey, CA and I was honored to get to spend time with them in studio. I love to be in presence of creative energy and VULTURE KING certainly has it! Check out photos […]

Eternal Mist

Voyaging across the Atlantic from America, hearts beating with anticipation, they were married in the first church they found upon coming ashore. Two new people – one new bond – in the land of love and tears. He rented the old tower that sat on the edge of the cliffs, knowing how much he and […]

Health Crisis and the Climb Back Up!

Here’s the post I made on Facebook: “Thank you for all of the emails over the last 5 weeks. Just after Halloween I was diagnosed with triple positive breast cancer and have been very focused on taking the necessary steps to wellness. It’s crazy fast once one gets this news-surgery 2 weeks ago, chemo starts […]


Did you know that I love to work-out, especially with weights. There is something quite meditative for me in the physicality of movement, though Yoga and such lack a certain intensity that I thrive on. Sometimes I find myself daydreaming of a good little soccer game with a bunch of kids or an evening back […]


On the Monterey Peninsula we have, as of late, been having quite strong winds that have snapped branches and trees all around. The wind today has been especially strong and I had been hearing some strange crackling sounds so I knew it was time to walk the property checking the condition of my trees. Sure […]

Back on Blogger

The Gothic Gourmet Blog is back on Blogger. It’s return is due in large part to Blogger not supporting ftp publishing, but really the posting problems have been going on for years. It is my hope, my great, deep hope that this move back to the source will resolve this problem. While I’m happy to […]


It’s a wonderous thing, the rain, for it gives life-affirming nourishment to the soon to imerge signs of Spring, our winter-green hills, and the water tables that sustain us through the year. So often one hears the complaints that, “Oh, I wish it would stop raining.” and I understand that, especially when the rain is […]

Nightstalkers Paranormal Radio

Tonight at 9pm PACIFIC (12am Eastern) I will be a guest on Nightstalkers Paranormal Radio. You can listen at I’m excited to talk with the guys and there’s a chatroom so feel free to ask questions, etc. I think you can call into the show as well. :-) I’m a tiny bit “froggy” in […]


It’s been a long and challenging summer for me, but as you know, I love a challenge. I made my way down to the Carnival of Darkness Film Festival in Hollywood. It was fabulous event highlighting the Indie Horror short film genre. The crowd was interesting, eclectic, and well networked which made for GREAT Interviews. […]

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