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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     This painting by Spanish Artist Sorolla from Spain in the late 1800's was ten feet by ten feet. They said it affected the artist so deeply while he was working on it that he was exhausted emotionally and couldn't attempt something like it again.

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JUNE 25, 2014 11:58PM

Bleue and Zanelle Meet Up

Day One    Met at the great old train station in downtown San Diego.  Then off to Seaport Village for a walk and lunch.   Zipped down to Ocean Beach to the Dog Beach and watched them all play in the surf.  One big Bassett Hound woofed and woofed and woofed.  He… Read full post »

JUNE 22, 2014 3:14PM

Sharia Law

    No alcohol, music, smoking or feminine liberation.  I remember hearing about someone's wedding celebration being gun downed because they played music.  No music except when it glorifies the religion like in a chant or something while they are praying five times a day to M… Read full post »

JUNE 21, 2014 10:58AM

Jennifer Lopez

  This looks like twerking to me and I love it.  The new young singers are doing it and now lady Jennifer is taking it up and wowing me and everyone else.  There was a group of school kids being interviewed about how they liked the show..."We liked it!"… Read full post »
JUNE 20, 2014 8:19AM

A Roller Coaster

Is it a dam Roller Coaster

Careening out of control

Turning upside down in a minute

And then right side up again?


Hang on.    I can't!  I fall off and I don't even care.

It is those dam emotions.  Eros and Pathos. 

Swirling in and out of me and… Read full post »

JUNE 19, 2014 9:14AM

Is the President Dangerous?

   Gagging, I forced myself to watch Cheney and his daughter on that Megan's show on Fox.   They sat there together and locked horns against Obama and when the final question by Megan was "Is the President Dangerous?" they both said a resounding "yes".

    I can't s… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2014 8:47AM

Too Old to be President?





 I must say

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JUNE 16, 2014 11:35PM


    Cannery Row with Nick Nolte and Debra Winger.  Hot.


Taking my time                              … Read full post »

JUNE 15, 2014 9:43AM

A Sparkly Find



     A new sparkle in the sun caught my eye in the empty parking lot.  I had to get closer for an inspection as my mother has taught me that sparkly things are interesting and worth noticing.  She is fascinated with fancy carlights, mirrors on mobiles… Read full post »

JUNE 13, 2014 9:24AM

Deep Water Waves

  beach 4


 I did it!  I got wet gradually and oh, so carefully waded in deeper as the waves crashed over me.  I turned sideways when the first ones hit, standing my ground like a soldier.  I splashed a little of the cold water on my arms to get ready for… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2014 11:57AM

Personal Computers

   There was a scene in the movie "Jobs" when he was yelling at his team of geeks to put a choice of fonts on the menu.  They thought he was crazy.  He had the vision of computers for personal use and it exploded into what we have today and beyond. … Read full post »

JUNE 11, 2014 9:03AM

Crazy Girl

   There is a little girl who has just moved into my neighborhood.  She has already knocked on the door here twice looking for someone with a tiny bit of frantic worry in her voice. I've seen her in frilly pink dresses with a crown on.  Mostly I think she just wants… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2014 11:57AM

A Place to be Crazy

   I have had many jobs in crazy places.  Really.  Not just regular jobs where everyone seems crazy but they pretend that things are fine and back stabbing is the norm.   In a true place where crazy people live there are stories.  We try to lump all crazy peop… Read full post »

JUNE 9, 2014 11:30AM

Pot Candy for Grown Ups

   Hershey is sueing Colorado and Washington edible cannabis manufactures over the fact that their pot candy brands look too much like the Hershey brands. This seems related to the Maureen Dowd article about how she ate a whole marijuana "candy" bar that was meant for sixteen servings inste… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2014 12:22PM

Listen to the Mockingbird

     What a character!!  The mockingbird is keeping the whole neighborhood up around here.  I found him fascinating at first and then dam annoying - just like most of my relationships.  Just like my new laptop was fun in the beginnin… Read full post »
JUNE 4, 2014 4:45PM

Scary Stories

  In my neighborhood the kids used to camp in the backyard in tents and tell stories by flashlights way into the night .  I was one of the younger kids so they kept it cleaner for me but scary was for everyone.  "The Hand" was the most vivid for me… Read full post »

JUNE 3, 2014 9:21AM

Louis CK - Funny in a Good Way


I am hooked on watching the tv show "Louie".  Creative genius is such a wonderful thing and he is totally unique.  His comedy is deep and dark with lots of twists in a slow moving storyline.  There are so many memorable characters that defy sanity and yet I could relate to… Read full post »

JUNE 2, 2014 10:31PM

Me, Me, Me

   I guess it is important to go beyond pedestrian writing and get to the meat of life.  There are so many  "I's" in my posts that I have to make a conscious effort to eliminate or change them to something outside myself.  Since I write from such a quiet place it… Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2014 10:05PM

I'm Typing Outside!

   What fun to have a laptop that can sit on my garden table.   The sun is in the late afternoon mode with a hint of summertime.   Spring has not yet left us here in the burned Southern California landscape.  There are a few green sprigs left but they are hard… Read full post »

MAY 30, 2014 2:07PM

Uncle Sam's Census Report Online

   Filling out the questions on the 2014 census was invasive.  I feel like I have been probed.  I am so glad I have not done anything wrong but I feel like a criminal.  Where do I live? how many bedrooms?running water? where do you get your money? do you have… Read full post »

MAY 28, 2014 11:30PM

Playing with a Blood Pressure Cuff

   What a wild ride begins when you buy your first blood pressure cuff.  We had to get an extra large one for my friend and then we watched and charted all the numbers.  It was scary. 

    My mother panicked when she saw her blood pressure going up and do… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2014 10:01AM

The Food Pyramid was a Lie!

   I loved coloring on all the levels of the graphs the teachers mimeographed for us in grade school to show what we should be eating.  The little drawings of bread, fruit and veges plus meat and eggs seemed so right and comforting.  I never really gave it much thought but pe… Read full post »

MAY 25, 2014 10:39AM

Good News Sunday

There used to be lots of Good News Sunday posts on Open.  I miss the old days but life goes on and on, spiraling out so that Good News Sundays are not lost.  I am always looking for good news which is usually mixed in with the bad news.  It is… Read full post »

MAY 22, 2014 10:08PM


  I am reading the perfect book at the perfect time in the perfect setting.  Thomas Moore's book "The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life" has arrived magically in my life and taken me to a calm, happy place.

   I love this line in the book..."I would rather be a dysfunctional soul… Read full post »

MAY 21, 2014 7:36PM

The Snapping Turtle

   Dealing with my mom is like wrangling a snapping turtle out of the mud on the banks of an Indiana river.  She snaps at me frequently nowdays and is pissed that I hired someone to help her for three hours a week.  "It is too soon to hire someone." … Read full post »