- Northern California, USA
- December 28
- I am known for telling stories, but don't hold that against me.
MY RECENT POSTS
April 01, 2013 01:00PM
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My trip Home!!!
March 13, 2013 07:59PM
- Leaving Dumisani
March 11, 2013 02:17AM
- Leaving Africa...
February 28, 2013 11:12PM
- No Power? Not Surprised!
February 28, 2013 12:07AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “My comments are
posting... that's a
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- “I think your "spirit" is
better matched in
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- “OES Dog...you dog, you!!
As Miguela says... I bit the
and swallowed the
April 02, 2013 02:37AM
- “Oh my.... great
April 02, 2013 02:36AM
- “Thank you all for your
warm welcome to my anemic
Things have been so
April 02, 2013 02:35AM
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My story of immigration is not about me coming to America – it is about me leaving America.
There can’t be an entry without an exit (in the realm of immigration) and that seems to be the greatest lesson… Read full post »
Write a story in which a character unexpectedly has to take care of another character's pet.
I don’t know why the last thing on my mind when I leave the house for Nina's is… Read full post »
She convinced me to be myself from a large screen in a theater through words that Meryl Streep spoke.
I went home and found out that a woman named Nora Ephron wrote the script and it was based on her own divorce… Read full post »
Me lighthing candles during a power outage (this is my OS banner)
June is amazing here.
First of all, it's freezing at night and the waxing mo… Read full post »
Mario with his police dog, Dux, around the time we met.
I met him when I was nineteen years old, working with my friend, Lisa Beutler, the inaugural celebration of Leo McCarthy, California’s new Lieutenant Governor. He doesn’t remember meeting me, since we wer… Read full post »
I knew the ending
I had skipped to the back one day
in detail; in want of comfort
it was supposed to be a certain way....
the kings led by spirit hands… Read full post »
The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre
It was 1987 and I weighed 135 pounds. Those were the days...
I was also an insecure girlf… Read full post »
In “The Man Who Came To Dinner”, the lead character, Sheridan is a curmudgeon who is delightful and witty and pretends to hate everyone. My son once played him in his own s… Read full post »
My favorite pictures of my Dad and me are decoupaged to a canoe oar that is in my parent’s entryway. The pics were chosen by sister, Colleen from the wealth of camping pictures we took every summer on the Ryan family vac… Read full post »
My excellent friend, Pindai, a woman of statuesque beauty and honourable reputation posts things on her facebook page that makes me think.
Today, an unfortunate press release from a Zimbabwean senator, Morgan Femai , woke me up and threw me against a wall. He… Read full post »
If it were not for David, I think our family would not have gelled together the way it did. When I married Mario (as I wrote yesterday) he came complete with David and Joe, two kids that stole my… Read full post »
&n… Read full post »
The day Alicia was born I had pancakes at Lyon’s restaurant on Clover Road in Tracy.
The doctors had sent me home because the pitossin drip had not worked (could have fooled me, it sure felt like la… Read full post »
"Listen carefully," he said, "this won't be easy for you to hear"....
“This is the only broom we use in this space.”
I looked at it. It was impossible.
“And the place needs to be swept every day, or else she’ll fire… Read full post »
My history as a fourth-grade teacher usually colors the way I see most holidays. In the classroom, my favorite thing to do was to say "Let me tell you something that the other teachers won't tell you..." It made the students pay attention, and made them feel that… Read full post »
Old New Lefty “open-called me out” to write this, and so I answered, with a different view. What he had to say was definitely valid, and I heard him strongly. Here is my answer to this call, word for word…compare it to Old New Lefty’s&… Read full post »
Alysa wrote about her favorite love story of all time in a movie – Cyrano (I agree, the story is very romantic). There are so many love stories that picking one out from a Hollywood movie is difficult.
The one I would choose is one that is a… Read full post »
I still remember the day that David, our oldest son, met his wife-to-be. I was upstairs on the phone and Mario was downstairs, and we were listening as he was telling us about a date he had with a pretty young lady named Lennae.
I was… Read full post »
In the house where I grew up, there were things you were not allowed to joke about: the Virgin Mary, the Holocaust, and John F. Kennedy (and then maybe all of the other Kennedy’s, except for Jackie who had gone off and remarried a Greek tycoon). Now and then… Read full post »
Our friend, Luke, left our house after a heavy conversation on our back porch with Mario. The guys came through the kitchen just to say goodbye, but I knew that Luke had just had a gut-wrenching purge and was ready to go home to his wife. Mario… Read full post »
A twenty-five liter bucket is the main unit that people use to store water in their homes in the township of Diepsloot. Since most areas have only community water that residents share, most water comes from a spigot outside that provides water for bathing, washing and dri… Read full post »
Somewhere in the difference
The chirp of nine hours-
I am losing you.
My visit to the moon
Is my fault, you say.
But in the silence your face, a tender blush -
Reminds me that your heart
will go to another
If I am not… Read full post »
When Salon was founded by David Talbot and launched on November 20, 1995, no one forsaw the impact it would make on the world of e-mags. It's "baby", Open Salon magazine covers a variety of topics, from reviews and articles about politics,music, books, and films. It also has articles about… Read full post »
Sudanese Kids carry bricks to help us build the school base in Padak
There is a feeling that you get, albeit a fleeting one, when you have done a lot of work in another country and you hear about the country in normal conversation somewhere else. The feeling is… Read full post »