- 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.
MY RECENT POSTS
- The Wonderful Weirdness of
Christmas in Maui
January 02, 2014 06:03PM
- Weekend Fiction Prompt: Why
Am I Even Here?
December 21, 2013 12:59AM
- My Latest Housing Project
December 09, 2013 08:44PM
- The Ted Cruz Dr. Seuss Reader*
October 24, 2013 04:42PM
- Life Here at Picasso Terrace
October 10, 2013 03:01AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “It'll be over soon,
Alysa. Then you get to enjoy
deprivation, but you'll
March 11, 2014 01:32AM
- “Poor Moggy! But she has
acquired new humans who are a
improvement on the
February 15, 2014 11:53PM
- “I wonder why Mr.
Huckabee made virtually the
January 27, 2014 07:04PM
- “"I said, Excuse me,
you're in my light."”
January 24, 2014 04:51PM
- “My best friend in grade
school used to tell stories
their family cat when
January 21, 2014 01:16AM
- MY LINKS
(Slightly expurgated version.)
Late one summer night when I was six, my mother and I returned home exhausted after hours at the Emergency Room, me with my broken left arm newly immobilized in a plaster cast from thumb to elbow. Once home, we then collapsed at the kitchen table… Read full post »
Dear Walker Voters of Wisconsin,
Well, what a mess. I doubt you’ll care, but I haven’t felt this bad since George W. Bush got his second presidential term. June 5th was the state-wide equivalent of a snoot-full. Or maybe a state-wide game of Russian Roulette when none o… Read full post »
I’m starting to hate these occasions, Cara thought, perched on the edge of the sagging sofa while poking her bamboo fork at the dense slice of Renée’s Ayurvedic brick of a 50th birthday cake. Certain restaurants would have served it as a vegeta… Read full post »
Before the show: Photo Credit Mark Gottlieb
“Honey I’ve got a great idea!” my mother told me over the phone one evening in late March. “What if we had a show of all your lit… Read full post »
“Listen carefully,” he said. “This won’t be easy for you to hear. But Julie is still alive. She’s working as a Safeway checker over in Capitola.”… Read full post »
Vince and Meredith were old close friends despite their chronological incompatibility. They both enjoyed the same things, enjoyed restaurant dinners and a movie out, or a trip to a symphony or the ballet or an art/… Read full post »
This time, I decided to combine all three of the last Fiction Weekend Prompts all in ONE story. Read the results below.
Dee Dee Parker… Read full post »
So, Rick…Yesterday I watched this Youtube clip of your televised interview with Piers Morgan:
Then I had to watch it again, because I couldn’t believe what I heard you say in response to Piers Morgan’s hypothetical question about whether y… Read full post »
“Isn’t there anything you can find to like about Paly?” my mother used to ask of my fourteen year-old self in exasperation. “I remember loving High School!”
I might have lik… Read full post »
Julie walked up to the sheltered bus stop, sweating from walking two miles even on this cool February afternoon. It was mid-afternoon and she didn’t know how long she had before Seth came home to find her gone. She’d lef/… Read full post »
Giorgione: Young Man With An Arrow
They entered the exhibit at the same time, but not together. Gary stepped aside to allow her to go first, earning him a quick, pleasant smile and a/… Read full post »
Newton Leroy Gingrich is someone for whom I feel a remarkable antipathy. Not least because as Speaker of the House back in 1994, he modeled the sort of obnoxious partisan hostility that I believe has contributed directl/… Read full post »
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." &nbs/… Read full post »
“Try something new, today” Prentice read on the tiny slip of paper after he’d cracked open the fortune cookie that had been delivered with his lu/… Read full post »
After our next-door neighbor, old Mr. Sullivan died, his urbanized adult children, none of whom were remotely interested in farming, sold the property, house and barn and acreage and all, pretty much as he’d left it. All they took away with them from that gracious old/… Read full post »
This is more a view OF my bedroom than out of it. It’s my “After” shot when I had my apartment carpet replaced in July, 2010. The bed used to be aligned with the opposite wall. You can see the bushes and the far apartment/… Read full post »
The first day of the New Year was cold and rainy. At least it was at home, according to the weather app on Rich’s iPad. I could imagine how dreary my town in the Sierra foothills would look early on a raw, rainy January morning. … Read full post »
It’s New Year’s Eve…..
I hope you’ve all received your invitations. If not, show this invitation at the Speakeasy door and you’ll be admitted by the door man. Yes, tonight we’re going to mess/… Read full post »
I saw Three Ships Come Sailing in,
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day,
I saw Three Ships Come Sailing in,
On Christmas Day in the Morning!
Alysa gave me the challenge of doing something with those cute little boats that float plates of Sushi to customers at certain Sushi… Read full post »
Evidently Arizona has been envying Florida’s “Craziest State” designation and has decided to give it a run for its money with "Christmas" cards issued by a gun club in Flagstaff. I couldn't resist adding my own captions.
7 Things I’m Surprised I Like
1. Christmas Shopping. Going to a shopping mall on the Saturday of the week before Christmas, struggling to find parking, having to park in a far corner of the lot and schlep your packages around, wondering what the he… Read full post »
Claudia jumped as behind her, the top drawer of Bruce’s desk hit the floor with a clattter and an explosion of pens, pencils, paperclips, staple removers and sticky note pads.
“Oh shit!/… Read full post »
Bordeaux"On a Metro ride home from the movies, we saw a man sitting near the door. He was fairly young - maybe in his late twenties or early thirties - and smartly dressed in slacks and dress shoes. The strange thing was, in his hand, he held two… Read full post »