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A new beginning

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An unexpected burst of color in the Mohave desert.

Every spring, for a couple of weeks, the beige and khaki California desert erupts into bloom. It is the most profound sign of the evolving seasons that I’ve ever seen– right up there with the crocuses bursting out of the snowy backyards of New England. It is a glorious time to be in the desert, all full of optimistic thoughts of rebirth, rock climbing adventures, slightly overenthusiastic forays into outdoor swimming pools, crazy Easter egg hunts at our hotel (The 29 Palms Inn– one of my all time favorites)… All in all, the perfect beginning to springtime.

Which brings me to this post, which heralds the rebirth of my own online universe. A whole new look, all kinds of bells and whistles that I can’t believe I care about (RSS feeds! Pinterest!) and hopefully a more coherent experience for all. Springtime, but for your computer.

I have so much to share with you guys and now… finally… I have an adequate platform to do just that. Even in it’s current work-in-progress state, if you’ve got loads of time on your hands, you can wander around and check out some photos, or songs, or even articles I’ve written for people besides myself. More of which will be arriving every day. And then you can go out and tweet that sh*t to your hearts delight. Just by pressing a button!


A thousand thank you’s to the good people at Area 17, who rocked the design and implementation of this website beyond my wildest expectations. I am still pinching myself. They are geniuses.

Do please let me know what you think. I’ll be here at my desk, busily updating past blog posts into the current format, uploading content (as of this writing, there is only one song up for you to listen to, so I have my work cut out for me…), generally trying to get used to these new ways of navigating this brave new world… and keeping it real.

Thanks for coming along for the ride.

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  1. Josh

    i can vouch for both the desert and the new design. yay!

  2. Gaia

    blooms of spring
    this is authentic
    opens my mind

  3. ilook

    Congratulations, Brooke! Everything looks great! Looking forward to reading more!

  4. michel

    so lovely Brooke! I love your voice and I’ll bookmark ya. What is the name of this font?