Alpine, California, United States
December 07
I am here in cyberspace trying to understand the true nature of reality. My artwork can be seen in the blog link below.!home/mainPage


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AUGUST 31, 2014 1:47AM

I'm Not Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

  I am afraid that the copyright people will come and take me away if I quote some of her words without their permission.  So I have been thinking what it would be like to duplicate her stream of consciousness writing style with my own mind wanderings.  I think she wandered… Read full post »

AUGUST 29, 2014 10:34AM

Staying Beneath the Radar

   Staying beneath the radar is a nice thing to do.   Just settle in below the turmoil and spy glasses.  There will always be people who judge you so if you just ignore that and go about your business beneath the radar you can be true to yourself. 

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AUGUST 27, 2014 8:52AM


  When I was in Alaska in a little village a man told the school that he didn't want his child to read any books where the animals were talking like humans.  I knew him to be a man of the wilderness and I could see his point but the school… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2014 9:05AM

Weather Events


     A hurricane is close by and so is an earthquake. 

     Come on and stir my world! 

     Woosh... they moved through and now it is quiet.

     I like the heavy winds and all the shaking.

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AUGUST 24, 2014 12:51AM


                  What a great view from the Alpine VFW with Ribs and Beer. 

                  Back to worrying a… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2014 9:02PM

I Just Want to Play in the Clouds









Floating awhile in the pool

The clouds don't seem to move

 Until I look away and then

 I have to grab the camera

 and record the changes.


Everything is changing all the time

Foley knew that.

When they cut off his… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2014 2:31AM

Pathetic Rain Cloud

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        What a pathetic attempt at rain!  This little dark cloud was unloading an impotent storm that didn't even make it to the ground.  It makes me miss the deluges of Southeast Alaska where it once rained thirty two inches in one month.  Of… Read full post »

AUGUST 19, 2014 10:39AM

I Saw an Owl!

    The owl swooped low over the field and settled into the Eucalyptus tree.  There was some screeching in the bushes and it seemed like something was being killed.  As I walked over closer I wondered what was going on.

    I will never know the ways of the wil… Read full post »

AUGUST 18, 2014 2:38AM

Begging in the Walmart Parking Lot

   I look like I have money because I have a pretty blue car.   I really don't. When I parked in the shade and went into Walmart I didn't expect to spend over fifty dollars but it happens quickly. 

    It seemed that Walmart was looking pretty shoddy.  Th… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2014 8:49PM

Police Action in Ferguson

   Michael Brown took a small package of mini cigars from a convenience store without paying.  He pushed the owner out of the way and swaggered outside.  A couple blocks later the police told him and his friend to quit walking in the street and get on the sidewalk.  They told… Read full post »

  Bell bottom pants and long brown hair, flowers in my hair and easy ways... I floated through the sixties.  

   If you can remember the sixties you weren't really living them.   I'm watching the documentary by CNN of the Sixties which is on all this week and next.… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2014 10:29AM

Activity Director

    I had my own office in the middle of the Long Term Care wing of our little hospital.  For six years I brought hope and fun to the eighteen or so residents that cycled through that area.  Most entered, never to leave again except on a stretcher to the morgue. … Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2014 1:23AM

Thunderheads for Robin







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                               I imagine Robin Williams bouncing on the th… Read full post »

AUGUST 11, 2014 9:46PM

Robin Williams

   It is difficult to believe Robin Williams is gone.  Substance abuse takes a toll and depression is a real thing.  At 63 with a successful life he was too young to go.  It rocks the foundation of all I believe to contemplate his death.  It just doesn't seem fair.

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   You would think I would have figured it out by now...but I am not sure of my label.  I know what I am not...Conservative....and I used to proudly label myself Democrat.   There is a difference between a political label, religious label and lifestyle label.   Usua… Read full post »

AUGUST 9, 2014 10:31AM

Binge Watching

   I have been binge watching "Orange is the New Black" on Netflix and it is like reading a book.   I haul my laptop out in the yard, to bed and at the table.   Clicking on pause reminds me of folding the corner of a page down to mark my place… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2014 1:29AM

A Balanced Day




I was looking for peace today and I found it!! 

          Mom was asleep when I dropped the half vase of flowers off and some red velvet cupcakes.  We

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AUGUST 5, 2014 6:54PM

Unwanted Birthday Flowers


             "Good, the birthday stuff is over.  I can't take any more."

              "I hate to tell you, Mom, but your niece is sending flowers even tho… Read full post »

AUGUST 4, 2014 8:43PM

Life is Full of Storms


      Well, there is a hurricane headed straight for the big island of Hawaii where my daughters are dealing with another life and death situation.   I still have no doubt that they can deal with whatever comes.  That is so important.

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AUGUST 4, 2014 12:15AM

The Seed Can't Grow



      Finally able to cut and paste from OUR with lots of crashes on this old browser. 

        I wanted to have someplace to express the pain we are all feeling because my daughter's baby has brain damage

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                  "Gobble, gobble, gobble. Thirsty."

                    The turkeys waddled across the dry grass… Read full post »

    A day in the life of a trashcan on a city sidewalk was like any other day.  This particular day was sultry with low clouds and high temperatures.  People were sweating.

    Some of the ladies glowed.  They wore loose clothing and seemed to glide throug… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2014 4:23PM

Two Childhoods

   There were fourteen kids in her family.  She remembers the Saturday baths and the bowls of beans.   Mostly she grew up outside and fortunately she was big and strong so she survived.  

   Across the world a little girl was born in Wyoming on a winter d… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2014 9:36PM


      Alysa told me to write a story about cheese.  She is all covered in mother's milk so that is probably why she thought of cheese.   I can't imagine a story about cheese right now but I think one will come to me soon.   It sounds like a kid's stor… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2014 1:14PM

A Shopping Vacation


     I thought for years that this was a fancy yuppie market and I stayed away.   Then I walked thru the doors and realized it was like a trip around the world    It is my vacation spot in this Southern California hell of Costco, Walmart and SuperM… Read full post »