Showing Some Spunk — Palm Ad Take on Apple

On the back page of Friday’s Wall Street Journal, Palm had a full page ad that had to make Mr. Jobs uncomfortable, not to mention AT&T’s brass. “Your iPhone contract is up. Perfect timing” is how it leads off.  The picture of an apple core with a Palm Pre leaning… more »

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Fran tells her Lucy tale.


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While Julie is off hunting for an Internet connection, Gayle and Fran start chopping away, getting dinner prepped. Julie manages to set her feelings of frustration aside as she rejoins the girls and gets the hang of a new activity — chopping wood.

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The “holiday” truly begins as the girls get in some beach time. A chance encounter with a cute boy triggers a workmare for Julie, while a walk and some beachcombing leads to a discussion about “The Force” and of keeping the channel clear…


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Spontaneous fun and games. A stop at the market for provisions shows the girls letting their hair down in an unusual way.

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The ladies hit the road. A little singing… A little storytelling… and something about how “Lucy” became a source of bonding for Gayle and Fran.


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A workmare invades Julie’s mind and triggers some anxious moments. Gayle diffuses things with the toss of a towel and a redirect — it’s off to Grandma’s house they go.

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Coffee, an introduction to “Is” thinking and a run… The first full day in Portland starts off on the right foot.