“Do you have a list of things you always wanted to do in Tucson that you never got around to?”
The question came from Linda. She and Mike (John’s son) had moved to Tucson the previous fall and were exploring all things new and exciting about living in the southwest. It was fun showing them some of our favorite places and activities. But now our situations had reversed. I had decided it was time for me to leave Tucson for a place better suited to aging in place and had put my name on a waiting list for just such a place — Becketwood, a senior coop in Minneapolis where I had history and daughters.
Now I faced the reality of leaving a place I had lived for thirty-some years and grown to love. So the answer to Linda’s question was yes. There were things I’d always wanted to do that would not be that much fun (or even possible) alone.
So we began to check them off: Continue reading
Salt River is pleased to announce Soami Ji of Agra Answering Questions – a book of mystic teachings on the path of inner sound:
Remember – for bulk orders you can get 25% off at the Salt River estore.
It took almost two years to plan and execute my move back to Minneapolis from Tucson, a daunting task that included selling the house I’d lived in for sixteen years and most of its contents, preparing to leave all my professional support network — the doctors, attorney, accountant, Tee, my massage therapist, Darlene who cuts my hair and keeps my secrets, Firuzeh, my acupuncturist. My mah jongg group, my spiritual group, friends, neighbors. A million decisions to make.
And then there was Bill.
Bill is my accidental cat, as all the good ones are, a black and white “tuxedo” short hair who arrived at my door a month or so after the death of Miss Puss (but that’s another accidental cat story). My friend Susan who volunteered at the animal shelter, knew I was suffering kitty deficit, so when Bill arrived in the shelter she sent me a picture. He had oversized ears and big round eyes that gave him a perpetually startled look. I knew I should not be taking in a kitten, but he was adorable. Resistance was futile. I named him Sweet William the Lionhearted, which seemed appropriate at the time. But as happens, the fuzzy five pound kitty became a glossy twelve pound cat now called Bill. Continue reading
Full of unusual photos of Arizona – including rivers, mountains and hidden canyons, not just saguaro cactus and burning desert – this book by photographer Greg Meyer lives up to its subtitle: Otherworldly and beautiful.
As Greg says, he goes out in all weathers and all terrains to save you having to do so! But there’s a GPS list in the back so you can find your way to each site if you wish to.
Available in Hardback – through Greg Meyer at the Salt River Publishing estore.
We are delighted to announce the publication, today, of SRP’s first novel: a story that crosses boundaries in time and culture!
Rajasthan Suite Memory by Dyan Dubois is set in present time and in 1600s Rajasthan. It is a combination of adventure, romance, a fight against tyranny – and a look at life for women in a royal palace in the 1600s. Continue reading
Update: As of August 2017, the page in the back of each SRP book is a simple THANK YOU for purchasing a copy of the book – with links to Amazon and Salt River.
Ultimately, we decided the following notice was negative in its approach:
We recently started putting this message in the back of all SRP publications. In case you haven’t seen it:
A London publisher once said, “People will beg, borrow or steal a book, but not buy.”
- Choose to be a buyer! Don’t lend your copy to all your friends – order two copies of this book today and give them away.
- This is your chance to stand with all of us – the writers, artists, editors and designers associated with the no-profit Salt River Publishing company.
Publisher discount available at the estore
We are totally delighted to present our latest Salt River publications: a series of books for children of all ages, called VILLAGE VOICES.
Tia Pleiman worked with children and adults in isolated villages in north and south India, getting them to create their own books. Your purchases will support her continuing work in US and Asia…