Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning

Most times you can’t see into the future. You don’t aways know which choices you make and actions you take will “pay off.” In my experience, there are a few that are absolutely sure bets, no regrets choices. And they are volunteering with friends, neighbors, and other community members to create spaces to welcome everyone … Read more Building a Park, Building Community, Building Skills for Lifelong Learning

My Love Affair with Libraries

My love affair with libraries started when I was very young. I grew up in a town with a library housed in a section of a big fancy estate that had been donated to the town. It had giant leaded glass windows, window seats, balconies, nooks and crannies and a beautiful children’s room  which opened … Read more My Love Affair with Libraries

Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013! Here’s to an Uplifting and Uncomfortable New Year!

I have a heart full of gratitude for those who have helped make 2012 such a wonderful year. Thank you. I have a son who is always reminding me to get out of my comfort zone and keep growing. I have friends and family, near and far,  who support me when I take baby steps to … Read more Goodbye 2012 , Hello 2013! Here’s to an Uplifting and Uncomfortable New Year!

Happy Anniversary!

Can’t just post the vows without a little reminiscing (bragging).  We had the most awesome,fun, incredible and unique wedding event. I can see it is time to scan some photos since we married and courted in pre-digital times. The night before we started with a DIY “rehearsal dinner”.  Friends rom far away who had arrived … Read more Happy Anniversary!

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Wedding Vow Preparation and Reflection at the Beach: 25 Years Later at www.LlisaNalbone.com

My 25th  wedding anniversary is in two days. Summer solstice time.   Time to reflect. I read my vows and get teary. They are so great. Sweet. Naive. We spent so many hours at the beach, sifting through beautiful, smooth stones as we discussed, chewed on, wrangled, and negotiated over what we wanted to say, … Read more What’s Love Got to Do With It?

It Takes a Community…

It takes a community, www.lisanalbone.com

Stuck.     Again.    Sigh. Time for a break. I decided to take care of a few errands. I walked down to one of my local tasting rooms, Berryessa Gap Winery.  Happily, in Winters, even though you walk downtown on your own, you don’t have to taste alone. I ran into a couple in … Read more It Takes a Community…