Serenity and inner solace — one step, one breath at a time

The Lands End Labyrinth and the Coastal Trail along the San Francisco coastline. (Photo: Getty Images/Chris LaBasco)


Where dancing feet meet a San Francisco beat at American Bites

Photo: courtesy of author

A ‘greenhouse’ for the soul hides in plain sight

Fort Mason Community Gardens welcome solitude seekers. (Photo: Courtesy of author)

A greenhouse for my seedling thoughts and tender aspirations.

Zen-practicing neuroscientist discusses the flow and center of no-self, common to skills like tango and surfing.

Surfer in the flow, dancing on a wave, Santa Cruz, California. Photo: Brocken Inaglory Wikimedia Commons

Bicycling is one of the best ways to tour and savor Italy’s rustic countryside with its native flavors.

Assisi, pink and mystical, nestles in the heart of Umbria. Photo by Alessio Roversi on Unsplash

“The Chihuly-like bouquets of coral might have been sculpted by an underwater glass-blower. They are under tons of lava now.”

Lemon tang. Photo by ZQ Lee on Unsplash

Kristin Newman is a woman after my heart. In her memoir, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding, she takes the globe by the balls. Literally.

Be a Nasty Woman. Photo by Mary Oloumi on Unsplash

The forest was a source of light glowing gold, green, luminous. Photo by Yux Xiang on Unsplash

There are six of us and we have four brothers, but they don’t share the dirt the way we do each summer at the Jersey Shore.

Our lips are sealed. What happens among sisters stays among sisters.

The oak, of all trees, is me.

Photo by Michal Matlon on Unsplash

Camille Cusumano

Author(ity) in/on San Francisco. Novel, essay, memoir. Teaches tango. Travel, outdoors, culture. Former editor at VIA Mag.

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