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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FEBRUARY 3, 2014 8:29AM

The Dalai Lama on Tour

  I had a few fantasies of going to see the Dalai Lama in San Francisco next month.  The tickets are between five and seven hundred dollars and he will be in Berkeley too.  He was in San Diego lately and you couldnt get close to him unless you had money… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 1, 2014 11:51AM


  When my mother went to a Catholic boarding school, she said she walked in on one of the nuns without her head habit on and got punished for it.  She also said she thought some of the nun teachers were lesbians.  Maybe I should ask her some more questions about… Read full post »

JANUARY 31, 2014 10:08AM

Larry Found Me on OS

I got an email out of the blue from my past. 


to me

While "surfing the internet I ran across you and a comment you wrote about Champagne, Enya, hot tubbing and the Sound. A lot of water has flowed under our respective bridges since our last

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JANUARY 29, 2014 11:04AM

Insurance Plans Suck

   I am so lucky I used the internet to find sex because I am able to navigate all the Dental Insurance plan websites and pick the one that works for me.  What a crock full of information we have to sift through to get something on the internet.  Buyer beware.… Read full post »

JANUARY 28, 2014 7:57AM


   I have two daughters in their thirties.  I am amazed how this happened, marveling that they came out of my body and even look like me.  It is still difficult to deal with them and realize that I am not the mom in control anymore.  Actually I have to let… Read full post »

JANUARY 27, 2014 8:00AM

Painting over an old painting...

   It is a time honored tradition for artists to paint one painting on top of another.  Art restorers go to work finding the layers on the masterpieces and have computer software that does it expertly now.  I had a painting  of a waterfall and I changed the seasons on it… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2014 10:03AM

Spin Cycle

I won't forget the day

We made love while

 Doing four loads of laundry.


The spin cycle spun so long!

We outlasted it and went on

Into the floaty dryer noises.


The snaps gave random pings.

From now on I will think of you

Whenever I do a load.… Read full post »

JANUARY 25, 2014 6:06AM

Dirty Politics

  "Filner offered to hold up development for Mexican Millionaire".  Those are the headlines today.   A Federal indictment is coming his way and the local news is all over this scandal.  Poor Filner has been in trouble ever since he was elected Major of San Diego and now this. … Read full post »

JANUARY 24, 2014 10:24AM

The Tale of My Little Car.

  I bought a 2010 emerald blue Nissan about four months ago and there has been a blinking light on the dashboard that they have been trying to fix for me.  It wasn't blinking when I got it but came on within the first week.  It is trying to say that… Read full post »

JANUARY 23, 2014 8:23AM

The Movie "Her"

  I will try not to spoil this movie here for anyone who wants to see it but it has to be shared.  It was such an important look at relationships, the future and love.  Spike Jonze outdid himself with movie making in this one and the actors were great. 

  … Read full post »

JANUARY 21, 2014 10:36PM

Glitches in Reality

   I look for glitches in Nature but haven't found any yet.  Everything fits together pretty well in 'real' life but in cyberspace things can get a little out of whack.   I just had Open open in more than one window and made some changes to a post in one window… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2014 8:51AM

Hugging Trees


                  Suzie K2

               Hug a tree 3


                 hug a tree 5

       … Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2014 10:16PM

The Generational Power of Hurt

   This was a day to write about.  It started off innocent enough.  Another day in paradise swimming in sparkling, clear, swimming pool water and having lunch on the deck.  Mother and daughter watching out for each other and staying in tune as the daughter, me, went about the… Read full post »

JANUARY 17, 2014 11:07AM

Kensington Neighborhood

   I love being introduced to a new area of San Diego.  The famous Green Tomato Restaurant is now a French place,  Bleu Boheme.  I am sorry I missed going to the Green Tomato as I hear it was very special but it's fame continues as a French delight and thereRead full post »



  There have been descriptions of the George Washington Bridge that the Christie Administration shut down as the busiest bridge in the world but I beg to differ.  In the seventies I tried to cross the Howra Bridge… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2014 10:38AM

Super Sane

"Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?"  I know many people who choose "right" and they are not happy.  It takes courage to let go of the 'rules' sometimes and slide.  Some people are not crazy but they seem so to me because they are… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2014 9:28AM

Photographing Birds

  A group of people with amazingly large cameras were at the Lakes today.  It made my little tiny camera self conscious.  There were many birds to photograph and we saw a two year old Osprey fishing.  One woman with a big camera told me last year she photographed the Osprey… Read full post »

  "Isn't it glorious weather today?!"  The lady selling shaved ice at the Farmers Market was beaming with her bliss of sunshine.  It was another absolutely perfect day, shiny with the glitter of Southern California.

   "Actually it is a little scary." I said, which stopped h… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2014 9:13AM

I put a Bunny in the Pit



      The Nature Preserve has lots of little trails off into the sagebrush where I explore and take photos.  Seems there is always something new to find as I poke around up there and take the trails less traveled by to… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2014 2:28AM

Something Intelligent

   I tend to use Open Salon as a diary where I express my inner thoughts and not much else.  It seems to me that the Editors want us to write intelligent posts about our personal take on current events.  At least that is what I think they want.   I know… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2014 12:31PM

Escape with me to my Second Life

   I hadn't logged on for awhile but this morning it all worked nicely.   My little plot of land was needing some attention and so was I.  I rezzed up naked which always means I had a good time last time I was on.  No, not everyone is into sex in… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2014 6:26AM

Back in the Shadows

                Sunme 5

                   Shadow me in two simple dimensions

                &n… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2014 8:58AM

Looking at People

 There is a saying that if you want to know God look at people.  I have avoided looking at most people for a long time.  It got so bad that if I could I would cross the street instead of coming face to face with someone going the other direction.  People… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2014 9:22AM

Crazy Quilt


    When I sit down to write it reminds me of being at a sewing machine.   My feet want pedals to control the speed and I can imagine the needle going up an… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2013 3:07PM

New Year Resolution -Be Less Greedy

  I had a good year looking back on 2013 when my goal was more inner peace.  I do feel less unsettled and it may have to do with the fact that it takes four years to get over a trauma.  The death of my boyfriend was four years ago and… Read full post »