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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  It was a million dollar idea.  Her daughters had graduated from college in education and counseling but there were no jobs.  She knew that her youngest was the best person she knew to tell her troubles to and that her other daughter was an organizer and a talent for working… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2012 9:04AM

Frantically Trying to Get Out

  At the Day Center we have locks on all the gates.  Some people want to get out and go home.  We try to keep them inside but when they do get to the gate it usually stops them.  You have to pull a string behind you and then push up… Read full post »

JANUARY 19, 2012 8:16AM

Making Quick Decisions

 I don't like to waste time making decisions.  There are so many that have to be made every day that I want to be able and willing to get thru them quickly. 

  When I worked at a place that had a food vending machine I trained myself to make… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2012 7:09AM

More Shadow Play

shadow leaf hand

shadow ears

             Taking time out of contemplating the horrors,

              I rushed to fulfill my mission of looking for shadows

              And I found another world where thing… Read full post »

JANUARY 17, 2012 7:12AM

Sweet, Sexy Betty White


     She is a wonderful ray of light in this prude filled world.  A ninety year old lady who can laugh at risque jokes and smile about inuendos.  S… Read full post »

JANUARY 16, 2012 9:16AM

The Brutality of Retail Work

    When you are on your feet running over a concrete floor, bending and lifting and dealing with cranky customers, you are in retail hell.   The days are long and the breaks are short while the managers come and go like the wind, each one bringing their own brand of angst… Read full post »

JANUARY 15, 2012 11:32AM

A Sunset Walk with My Camera Friend

  My friend the camera has been up the hill with me many times to watch the sunset.  I used to have a real friend to walk up this hill with but he died.  We would sit on an old yellow boat that was stored at the top of the hill… Read full post »

JANUARY 14, 2012 12:30PM

Tarot Card Readings....Open Call

  I have had two readings from friends in my life and each were fascinating.  I like to do online readings and it is interesting to get one for any man that I am interested in. There are many other uses for a Tarot card reading too. It all depends on… Read full post »

 " How you gonna keep em down on the farm after they've seen Pareee?"  The Little Rascals do Lady Gaga.

     &n… Read full post »
JANUARY 13, 2012 9:25AM

Helping Someone Eat

   Today I helped someone eat her lunch.  She is a very elegant lady with excellent caregivers and very deep into Alzheimer Disease.  She did enjoy her Swedish meatballs and red cabbage but the okra was too rough for her and she spent time carefully taking out the little hard bits… Read full post »

JANUARY 12, 2012 9:28AM

Why Am I So Happy Lately?



   I marvel at my energy.

   I smile at odd moments.

   Maybe I am getting dotty.


    The old woman  who rambles

    Remembering her life,

    Shedding her body.


    I feel lighter lat… Read full post »

JANUARY 11, 2012 10:56AM

The Power of NO

  My little granddaughter at one year old is learning the power of NO.  She says it as an answer to any question.  "Do you want ice cream?"

   "No."  Oh wait a minute she really did want that ice cream.  Ahh, so complicated.  I can just imagine her little brain… Read full post »

JANUARY 10, 2012 8:48AM

More Angst Next Door

  My ears perked up to another fight next door at the druggie house.  Car doors slammed and voices were raised in anger.  I scurried to the window just in time to see the mother running away from the son.  She is a beautiful woman with wild hair and a killer… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2012 8:03AM


shadows one

    Shadows seem very real to me.  A deep dark that we can sink into and where we can disappear.   As a kid I loved to play with my shadow.  

          Shadows 2 

   A little spooky, our shadows can dRead full post »

JANUARY 8, 2012 8:24AM

Quieting a Mind

    Hard to sleep, make decisions and have fun when your mind is going a million miles an hour trying to figure things out and providing a running commentary on what is happening. My teeth grind together with the stress of it all.  'Just to go with the flow' would be… Read full post »

JANUARY 7, 2012 12:51AM


           The Debt level in this Country is the prickly part of the economy.

cacti one one

     Medical bills, student loans and credit card debt are keeping us from real success.

  cacti two

 I fear for our collective souls.&nb… Read full post »

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JANUARY 5, 2012 8:57AM

Cleaning Out the Back Closet


  Whole universes lived in my back closet.  They were put on hold there and hidden away so that I wouldn't have to deal with them.  When people move or die it is natural to put things away… Read full post »

JANUARY 4, 2012 8:54AM

My Divorce

   "Time Out of Mind" by Dylan was the album I got divorced to.....

                                   &nbs… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2012 8:17AM

A Shortage of Doctors

    I have been looking for a new doctor AGAIN for my mother. She was at Kaiser HMO for a long time but with her excellent Navy insurance she can go anywhere so we found a smart fellow from India.  We went looking because she couldn't understand her doctor's… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2012 9:32AM


"When is my hubby going to pick me up?  Does he know I'm here?"

       "He will be here soon.  Another half hour."

 "When is my hubby going to pick me up?  I should go call him."

        "Sit down and relax.  He called… Read full post »

JANUARY 1, 2012 7:27AM

My Most Important New Year Resolution


   The number one thing I have to do in 2012 is stop the negative talk in my head about my mother.  I can say all the nice things I want and I can do what I need to do to help her but the rolling of the eyes… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2011 6:03AM

2012! It's going to get interesting!

New year

 It will be an election year where the Mayan calendar comes to an end and the world boils with turmoil that seems to be heating up in clouds of steam and lightning. It will be an interesting year.

   We all face downsizing and watching our neighbors struggle to… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2011 8:55AM

"Time" OS Fiction Club

Once upon a time there was no TIME.   Humans went about their daily tasks without a watch or a calendar.  The idea of time was not isolated from the weather and the sun.  You needed to get somewhere safe when it got dark and when the sun shone you could move… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2011 8:49AM

In the hot tub with Romney Republicans.

     On Christmas Day my mom and I went to the community pool at her mobile home park.  It is a glorious place and the sun made it beautiful on this winter holiday.  There was another couple in lounge chairs at poolside but they were reading and not too friendly. … Read full post »