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 28, 2011 10:16PM

Back to Life after Pain


     Back out in the world after three weeks of horrible pain and darkness, my mother enjoyed the drive along the coast today and a pizza lunch.  The worst of the Shingles in her eye seems to be over.

    Aren't we lucky to be alive?  I… Read full post »

AUGUST 27, 2011 5:08PM

Waiting for Lightning



               I just saw the most beautiful butterfly flitting thru the trees in the back yard.  There were quite a few of them and they were more active than usual this afternoon because a big thunder storm is moving through the mountain… Read full post »

AUGUST 26, 2011 11:44AM

Making Friends/ Weekend Fiction



 The malicious myna bird ate a marvelous mango on the mantel.  It was a mess of juicy liquid and slimy slivers of the fruit that M… Read full post »



I remember when Twiggy hit the scene.  We were reeling from the buxom age of Marilyn Monroe and Eva Gardner.  36 24 36 was the answer for what body type was best.

I had the… Read full post »

AUGUST 25, 2011 10:20AM

More Crazy Art Work


  Finally finishing up a mosaic I had started with just a circle of mirror pieces.  I added colored pieces of glass, stems of… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 10:20PM

Cheering Myself Up




       I spent the afternoon in the backyard under four different kinds of trees that supply an endless show of flickering shadows.  I dozed and read a book on Near Death Experiences and did a little work on an M&M art project for a… Read full post »

AUGUST 24, 2011 10:28AM

Finding joy amid suffering.


               The good news is that the Shingles in my mom's right eye are almost gone.  This is the third week and we are glad to hear the end is in sight.  However the pills will continue because, as the doc said, better… Read full post »

AUGUST 23, 2011 7:55AM

Worry Worry Worry

    " Hello, can you hear me?"  My mother is the one who is hard of hearing but somehow she thinks that question will give her the reassurance that it is not her problem but mine.  My hearing is good but hers is getting worse every minute and then it rises… Read full post »

AUGUST 22, 2011 8:14AM


  Have you heard of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt?  It is an experience to just walk into the store and the quality of the product is outstanding.  Here is the Pinkberry store that opened in the Hillcrest district of San Diego a couple years ago.  The windows glow with green circles and… Read full post »

AUGUST 21, 2011 7:30AM

Erratic Love/ Weekend Fiction

He loves me...

He loves me not.....

He loves me.....

He loves me not.....

           Sally pulled the petals off a daisy as she sat in the grass at the park contemplating her latest romance.  They had started off so passionate with matching twinkles in their eyes.&n… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
AUGUST 18, 2011 6:31AM

A Path of Beauty


     Lace on a Rock

     Calligraphy on Stone

     Shadows moving gently

    Stirring my soul


   I love to take walks

   Looking for Beauty

   And sharing 

   Makes it more s… Read full post »

AUGUST 16, 2011 8:51AM

Come Race With Us In Second Life!


       It is free to create an avatar in Second Life and join the races at Kit's Dojo every Sunday at 1pm in the afternoon.  We mill around and visit and then ride all sorts of contraptions that Kit has created to win trophies.  Fun for all… Read full post »

AUGUST 15, 2011 10:40AM

Marching Toward the Edge

   My 93 year old mom has been dealing with the pain of shingles in her eye for two weeks now.  The horrible electric shocks of pain have been replaced by pain that is less shocking but still persistent.   Her head is tender and she just likes to lay in her… Read full post »

AUGUST 14, 2011 10:02AM

Life on a Merry Go Round


        Riding on this wooden horse carved in 1895 was a very sober experience.  Petunia took it seriously when the horse began to charge around through the mirrors and lights at a breakneck speed.  She held on tight and worked hard to make sense of it… Read full post »

AUGUST 13, 2011 9:27AM

My First Posts

FEBRUARY 5, 2010 9:56AM

If life is a journey where is the path?

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AUGUST 12, 2011 9:54AM





 Flying at the Glider port

 Flying at the beach

 Flying with our love

Flying in spite of it all

Flying because we can.



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AUGUST 11, 2011 9:58AM

I've never given up anything.

  The new open call has produced some interesting posts about life after giving something up.   I have never really done that.  Am I spoiled?   Do I enable myself?  I drift through my days doing exactly what I want and when I want to.  I have lived my life with… Read full post »

AUGUST 10, 2011 2:02PM

Giving Up the Bottle


    It isn't just a simple thing to give up a baby bottle.  The whole family is involved and there is the possibility of back sliding because it is soooo easy to be soot… Read full post »

AUGUST 10, 2011 12:28AM

The Magic Ball

       Once upon a time a young mother found a glowing ball on the ground near the playground where she and her little baby often went to spend the afternoon.  She held it up to the sunlight and it began to shimmer.

              &… Read full post »

AUGUST 8, 2011 9:34AM

Taking Care of Your Important Papers


  Do you know where your important papers are?  The title to your car?  Your insurance policy numbers.  Your will?  Do you know how to  throw out papers that are not important or outdated?  Have you kept every manual for all the appliances in your hou… Read full post »

   There are big purses full of old phones to play with and buckets of colorful balls.  There are books and pull toys to romp around the room with.  But they have all lost their excitement.  Petunia just wants to touch that one little stick that is blinking on her mom's… Read full post »

AUGUST 7, 2011 8:45AM

93 years old and 1 year old


   The ninety three year old lady and the little one year old lady have much in common. They are both connected to… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2011 11:01PM

Shingles in the Eye

 Oh my it is terribly painful.  My mom thought she had a spider bite by her eye and the next day it was all puffy.  We went in to the doctor and it is Shingles.  She had a shot to prevent it but she got it anyway.   The stress of taking… Read full post »

AUGUST 1, 2011 8:13AM

Exploded Fly Painting


       Too Many Flies

       Landed on my legs

       While I was napp… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2011 7:39AM

Photography and Painting



     The difference between a photograph and a painting is interesting.  I can remember when photography was considered a lesser art form than painting.  Geez I am old!  There was much debate over the value of a photo that could be produced s… Read full post »