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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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 »

DECEMBER 28, 2011 10:07AM

'Seth Speaks' in the 60's



   I loved the Seth books by Jane Roberts when I was in college in the 1960's and trying to figure out the nature of reality.  She was channeling Seth who had lived many lives and had lots… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2011 7:32AM

The Death of Our Oak Tree


   This area has a blight on the Oak trees.  I live in a place called Alpine Oaks so the trees are very important here.  They are shelter from the afternoon sun and home to many birds.  The nuts fall and are crunched by the cars and many animals… Read full post »

DECEMBER 26, 2011 10:24AM

Looking Closely at the Miraculous

I can almost see through walls.

Transparency shifts into my awareness.

Someday our concepts of Time and Space

Will expand.


The world that we thought we knew so well

Will shimmer and shift.

We will be in a new age of openness,



It will be like dying… Read full post »

   I struggle with the true nature of reality and so found myself at the Holy Angels Byzantine Catholic Church that is perched high on a cliff overlooking San Diego County.  Ok,  I know a fellow who is a member in Ohio and I was curious.
DECEMBER 24, 2011 7:44AM

Red and Green













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DECEMBER 23, 2011 9:59AM

What is all this STUFF around us?

  Lately when I leave the house I say,  "Goodbye, everything.  Thanks for being here and part of my life.  I'll be back soon."

  And when I return I say, "Hi, House.  I'm back.  How is everything?   So glad to see you all again."

   I wander around th… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2011 11:31PM

Mystery Solved / OS Fiction Weekend

   It started after she worked for Bell Telephone Company.  Every year on her birthday and again at Christmas Christine would receive a card.  It was never signed with a name but it said 'Love!'  She had moved three times since she first started getting the cards and she was… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2011 7:15AM

Visions of Sugar Plums

Cream Puffs with Powdered Sugar

A little box with three layers of homemade fudge

Cordial Cherries from the Dollar Store

Chocolate Cake with an inch of fudge icing.

Little brownies with red frosting flowers on top

Round white short bread cookies with chocolate drops on top

A giant box… Read full post »

DECEMBER 21, 2011 9:19AM

The UW Art Department in the Sixties

  My mother says she rues the day she sent me to the University.  I came out with ideas and a wildness that she cannot understand.  However in the grand scheme of things that five years I spent on the campus was one of the best segments of my life.

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DECEMBER 19, 2011 10:00AM

Mistletoe Time

misltetoe four

All the leaves are gone except for a touch of green and that is the Mistletoe.  It makes me smile except when I think about it being a parasite that feeds on the tree.  However it doesn't seem to be taking over these trees.  It nestles in the bare… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2011 7:36PM

I Recommend the Movie "Hugo"


 "Hugo" a movie by Martin Scorcese captured my heart.  It is a little dark in the beginning but the middle has some old movie footag… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2011 8:05AM


  Teeth grinding, neck crunching, intestine twisting and finger biting all combine to show me that my body is under stress.   Driving on the freeways of Southern California is part of it,  dealing with my aging Mom and the death of my boyfriend which plunged me into poverty have combin… Read full post »

   In my short story this weekend some of the comments suggested that the main character could use some more details.  I think I don't like to make my stories too long to burden my readers and that is why I skimp on character development.  I think I could use some… Read full post »

   Maid Sheila put on her warm shawl and went down to the village square to help with the Winter Solstice preparations.  She heard a commotion inside the main hut and peeked in to see one of the richest farmers in the village standing up on a… Read full post »
DECEMBER 16, 2011 11:46PM

Ray Street at Night

  There is a place to go the second Saturday of every month where a tiny street in the city is transformed into an Art Walk. 



  I had to laugh at these Christmas trees decorated with… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2011 8:22AM

OWS Art Festival in Second Life


    I stumbled upon this great site because I follow Ziffy Zarf who plays the old time Blues.  He was playing lots of working songs with Blindboink Parham.  Lots of amazing images and good music.


 "One day the poor will have nothing to eat but the… Read full post »

DECEMBER 15, 2011 10:04AM

The Fabulous Follies in Palm Springs



        We enjoyed the show!  I walked down into the old theater in the heart of Palm Springs and it was like entering a bygone era.  The glitzy zip was exhilarating.  Mom hung onto my arm as we made our way into the crowded thea… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2011 8:48AM

Crammed Onto a Bus Tour to Palm Springs

    All the Qtips and my mom crammed into a bus tour to Palm Springs.  We were on the bus about three hours each way and saw the Fabulous Follies.  I don't regret a minute of the day but it was hard to be on that bus so long.  I took… Read full post »

DECEMBER 13, 2011 7:17AM

Christmas Lights Parade and Winter Angst



  I'm just glad the crowds were peaceful.  No fights and all joy.  There were a few spoiled kids and free hot cider, hot chocolate and cookies at the community center under an almost full moon.  It was very dark in this little town.

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DECEMBER 12, 2011 7:04AM

Eating a Pomegranate



          Friend or Foe?  This pomegranate has been sitting on my counter for a week now.  I know they are messy and I have… Read full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2011 8:19AM

Something to Write About

 You have to have experiences so that you have something to write about and a place to write from in your soul. My soul has been doing some growing this weekend and Im glad to report I have lots of stories as a result. It has also been doing some… Read full post »

     The Mountain Bar was one of her favorite candies.  She had a stash of them in her drawer at work just like Detective Brenda on the tv show 'The Closer' who loves her 'Moon Pies'.  It was no one's business but her own that she had a craving for sweets. … Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2011 6:34AM

9am drug deal?

  At 9am a car pulls up in the driveway and two teenage boys get out and knock on my neighbor's door.  They peer into the window and eventually her head pokes out.  She is back from jail now, no car in the garage and the string of these kinds of… Read full post »