Sunnyvale, California, United States
February 05
I was born the same year Kennedy was assassinated. My parents got divorced during the Summer of Love ('67) I'm not a journalist, I'm just a dedicated Democratic Library Assistant with a lot of bottled-up rants. But I'll try to be amusing when possible. _________________________ My Late Friend Kim would agree with this: "Nobody should die because they can't afford Health Insurance. Nobody should go broke because they get sick." Teddy, Greg and Roger, I'm SO with you on this one. And also with everyone else displaying this. --------- "I wrestle like Jane Austen and write like Jesse 'The Body' Ventura." Justice must be done for Trayvon Martin.

Keep Calm Committ
Dear  DNC Leadership,
I want my extensive contributions and donations to the Party through the calendar year of 2014 BACK.  Right now. I gave them in the belief that it would help to avert the kind of disaster Democrats experienced  on Tuesday, but we got a disast… Read full post »

Hi all, couldn't resist a prairie-dog poke of my head above the ground to see if anybody remembers me.

  1. I’ve just bought a beautiful villa in Tuscany. So what if I just bought a new chateau in the Loire Valley the previous week?


  2. 125 lbs

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Lit Up Surfboard  

Lit-up surf-Board, Kihei, Christmas Eve.

 Crystalizes everything about a Hawaiian Christmas!

Neck deep in the Pacific Ocean at 10:30 am on Christmas morning, I was celebrating Christmas in a very different way from any previous year of my life. It would never occur to me to sRead full post »

 I decided to go ahead with the Fiction prompt for next week. This could be subtitled The Menorah's Tale. Whatever gets the words flowing, right? MH

Silver Menorah 


Why Am I Even Here?

            I don’t know, I just don&rs/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2013 8:44PM

My Latest Housing Project

The video above represents my creative output for the last six weeks, or so. I am so proud and happy to be done, I couldn't resist posting the Youtube Video that shows my artistic procedures right away.
My literary output in 2013 was completely sucktastic--let me be the… Read full post »
OCTOBER 24, 2013 4:47PM

The Ted Cruz Dr. Seuss Reader*

*Take a moment, and try to imagine (for one horrifying moment) how it would be if Senator. Ted Cruz of Texas had formed a well, highly unlikely relationship with Theodore Geisl, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, best selling children's author.  I'm guessing  Dr. Seuss' body of works m… Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2013 3:09AM

Life Here at Picasso Terrace

 Now that I’ve moved and life is calming down again, I have an actual office / studio, here at Picasso Terrace. Life is good! My new home is superior to my old one in almost every way imaginable—more space and larger rooms, more storage, nice views, a much better kitchen, natural… Read full post »

AUGUST 8, 2013 6:44PM

Picasso Terrace

                On Wednesday July 31st, my eyes popped open at 5 something am, and I knew there would be no return to sleep for me. For the rest of the day, adrenaline was going to have to keep me going.  Once again, it w/Read full post »

JULY 4, 2013 8:55PM

Happy Fourth of July, Open Salon!

Happy Fourth of July, Open Salon! Sorry I'm not around much, still trying to find that elusive new home. Whoever thought that finding a new place to live would be so absorbing? Maybe I should start building bigger places... At any rate, here is my latest offering from both Papyrus Acres… Read full post »



         “Um, sorry to interrupt, but Mr. Kravitz, do you know if this zebra costume has ever been cleaned?”  

I held it up where the proprietor of Safari Party Supplies could see it and waved it a littleRead full post »

 Jumping onto Jaime Franchi's Open Call bandwagon, here.

1.Anything pertaining to Justin Bieber OR his fans.

2. Anything pertaining to any member of the Kardashian family. I would  willingly know nothing about them, but they’re like internet pop-up screens; inescapable and about at/Read full post »

MAY 12, 2013 3:25PM

House Hunter on the Rebound


Worth Knowing 

                Something worth knowing which I never learned in school is how to deal with severe disappointment as a would-be homeowner.  But I’m learning it now through experience. The cycl/Read full post »

MAY 1, 2013 2:00PM

A Place to Call Home Part V

I know everyone will be shocked to know I didn’t attend the official opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library on Thursday, April 25th. You see, I had a previous commitment—an opening of my own.  On April 25th, the Los Altos History Museum opened their exhibit “A Place… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2013 2:49PM

A Place to Call Home Pt. IV

     Finished Eichler

      I think I might be a building addict—it’s been a week since I completed my most recent miniature house, and I might be on the verge of the bends.  I’m also in a far more mellow, well-rested mood, ready to give my t/… Read full post »

MARCH 16, 2013 6:47PM

A Place to Call Home Pt. III

A Place to Call Home Part III

            Condominium hunting can feel a bit like Speed Dating Night down at the Insurance Agent’s Club. You’re not going to meet a lot of either serial raping axe murderers OR foreign royalty trolling/… Read full post »

MARCH 4, 2013 2:09AM

A Place To Call Home Part II

Since I’mRead full post »

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 3:43AM

Vomit Virgin Road Trip.

            “Do you feel funny?” my brother Alan would rap out like a police interrogator.  He would turn  around in the back seat of our station wagon to see me tucked into what we called “the back-back” among t/Read full post »

FEBRUARY 21, 2013 5:04PM

A Place To Call Home Part I

A Place to Call Home

            “I can tell you one thing, the walls of my future bedroom are not going to be plain white.” I made this statement to my mother at breakfast, a few hours before my birthday party on February 4th Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 1:26PM

Ode to Electoral Joy

 All I can say about yesterday this morning, is Hooray! But I'll let Ludwig say it, as it is the piece that best expresses all I'm feeling now!
OCTOBER 25, 2012 4:54PM

Fool's Paradise

"Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s."“Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets….We have these things called aircraft caRead full post »
SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 3:28AM

My Fourth Open Salon Blogoversary

 We believe that in times like these we should turn to each other, not on each other. Gov. Deval Patrick, Sept 4, 2012

    Today, September 15, is my fourth Open Salon Blogoversary. Don’t all of you jump up and down in excitement at once.  It's also the 4th anniversary… Read full post »

       I tried. Really, I did. I listened to bits and pieces of the Republican National Convention on TV on  Tuesday night while preparing dinner, if only on a “know what your opponents are saying” basis.  Ten minutes after turning  itRead full post »

 August 15, 2012: This is a repost of a Julia Child Birthday Blog from three  years ago when I lived blogged my cooking of a dish from Mastering the Art

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AUGUST 9, 2012 5:46PM


               Lanterns Hiroshima

Lanterns on the Motoyasu River, Hiroshima Japan

       The Peace Bell had a two toned chime; a long, deep booonng  followed by a short, higher-toned, clear  ding./Read full post »

JULY 21, 2012 3:35PM


Dartmouth Street

Dartmouth Street

“It will be like dorm life for seniors, and I always loved dorm life,” my mother said as she and my sister and I celebrated her decision that day to take the apartment she’d been eyeing for several months at Channing House, a sociable local retirement commuRead full post »