June 22, 2013 |
We just returned from a trip to Sedona, Ariz., where we contacted longtime resident and musician Peter Sterling for a red rock tour. At one spot, we lay down on the flat red rocks. Then he played a rose quartz crystal bowl over us during a guided meditation. At another site, we sat out on the ledge of the rock. There, he held his "wind" harp over us and the wind danced over the strings. We could feel its vibration. That was a beautiful highlight of my trip. The next day we both got massages from his partner, Crystal Bliss, that were absolutely heavenly.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2013 |
"You're taller than I remembered. " After 40 years it may seem like a strange greeting, but after four decades memory becomes, at best, a series of snapshots. I, on the other hand, knew her at once. A 60ish version of the girl from the 1960s. My lost love. We met in our early 20s. She was tall, slim, smart, funny with this great laugh. She also wanted someone who was not me. She had a wicked way of talking about the men in her life, defining them by the cars they drove. "I'm going out with the Trans-Am tonight.
September 1, 2012 |
Every traveler has weaknesses. With my wife, it's horses and shoe stores. Mine - well, one of mine -- is flatiron buildings. Put me in front of a three-sided building - tall, squat, immaculate or broken down -- and my jaw goes slack. Pretty soon my camera's memory is full and I'm circling the property, trying doorknobs. My name is Reynolds and if I'm getting the Latin right, I am a trivallumophile. The telltale moment came early this year, on a trip to Arizona. There I sat in Jerome, an old mining town that looks to be slowly sliding down a hardscabble hillside between Sedona and Flagstaff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2010 |
I'm my mother's only son. That means I have to be on my toes when Mother's Day rolls around. So when the name of my querida madre popped up in my e-mail last week I snapped to attention. She lives thousands of miles away but still keeps close tabs on me. I opened her e-mail, expecting to field the usual questions about her grandchildren and my health. Instead, my mother asked me about Arizona. The Grand Canyon State has been on her mind lately. She used to live in Sedona and still has many friends in northern Arizona.
February 4, 2010 |
Self-help guru James Arthur Ray was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of manslaughter in connection with an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that left three people dead in October. Ray was taken into custody at his attorney's office in Prescott, Ariz., a sheriff's spokesman said, and taken to the Yavapai County jail in Camp Verde. Bond has been set at $5 million. He is to appear in court Thursday. The charges are linked to the last day of Ray's five-day $9,695-a-person "Spiritual Warrior" retreat near Sedona, where he assembled about 50 people in a makeshift, sauna-like sweat lodge for about two hours.
April 12, 2009
Regarding Rosemary McClure's story "Sedona's Spirit" [April 5]: I have been to Sedona about six times, usually over Thanksgiving. I love it there. Arizona 179 road improvements are great. They really help move traffic along, and the road is aesthetically pleasing. I know you can't list many places under "Where to Stay" and "Where to Eat," but I am surprised you mentioned the Matterhorn Inn. Maybe you needed to list a budget hotel? Go online and check out the Hilton Sedona Resort & Spa. I believe the hotel and its amenities are worth mentioning.