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 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 »

JULY 29, 2014 8:21AM



     Pulling up next to this dented, dirty trailer and pick up truck I imagined who was sleeping inside.   There was no one in sight and it was a hot afternoon.   Naptime on the road from hell in the desert heat.  I bet it was hot in that tin can.… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2014 10:14AM


    Do you power through pain or do you surrender to it?  I do the latter and have kept it at bay for a long time.  A friend was telling us of all her procedures and my mom listened intently.  Later she was lamenting how terrible health problems are.

  "No… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 10:11AM

The Goddesses Are Pissed

  A new book has captured me called "The Goddess Within" by Jennifer and Roger Woolger.  I have always had an issue with Christianity and its reliance on a male God.  That is only half the story and the Goddesses who have been pushed to the background all these years are… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2014 7:38PM

The Movie "Lucy"

    I love a movie that makes me think and empowers me as I walk out of the theater into the mall.   I really could feel what she felt as the bizarre drug made her super aware and able to access 100 percent of her brain.  She was powerful.

    The… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2014 10:11AM

Pipe Cleaner Creativity

   I passed around pipe cleaners at the picnic table on the patio and it was interesting to see all the ways people responded to them.  Some would only take one reluctantly saying they had no imagination.  Others created magical shapes and illusions that boggled the mind.&nbs… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2014 10:00AM

Plane Crashes

   There are too many airplane crashes to keep up with in the news.  I just put my kids on the plane to Hawaii.  We know we are very lucky to have the ability to fly anywhere in the world and not have to depend on a covered wagon ride.  Travel has… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 1:28AM

The Cement Birthday Cake

   It was so fun to light the candles over and over again on the cement birthday cake.  "Again!"  "Again" and there was lots of talk about not spitting on the cake although really it is cement so who cares but it is practice for the real thing.  We all need… Read full post »

JULY 20, 2014 8:35PM

Paranoia Strikes Deep

   Dealing with mental illness is exhausting.  Does everyone have something?   Oh, my, it is a parade of maladies that go by me everyday and I always wonder what my particular insanity is?

     I am definitely not paranoid.  Whatever happens happens.&… Read full post »

"Do you want me to make you something with Play Dough?"

"Make me some medicine."

 "How about some food medicine."

  "Green spinach, flat on a plate with holes in it."

   "Oh, thank you so much.  Yum yum yum..."

   "Now I'll make you some French fries."

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JULY 17, 2014 12:35AM

Open Salon Connection From My Past

   I did a post on what it was like in the University of Washington Art Department in the sixties.


 Someone contacted me today from those days who had seen the post and we have many mutual f… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2014 11:07AM

What to Tell the Kids

I spent the afternoon with my three year old granddaughter.  I found myself telling her all the things that I have been thinking about deep down inside myself and hoping that she just takes it all with a grain of salt. Having a grandma like me… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 9:39PM

Combining Characters and Real Life

   When I walked up to get my parked car you were standing there in your security guard uniform staring out at the view. Dreamy. I said “Nice view.”

You turned around and said, “It is now.”

“Oh,” I said, “you mean me.”

“You are a b… Read full post »