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


Zanelle's Links

NOVEMBER 16, 2011 9:32AM

A Day at the Alzheimer Center

  "Hi, Hi"  It is like greeting my friends to come into this hundred year old house and see the cook who has been there twenty years and then the head nurses, twenty years each, and then the staffer who has worked there about nineteen years.  I needed a part time… Read full post »

  What a barbaric ritual!  Ever since I was a teenager I have drawn a line on my eyes before I leave the house.  A dark black line that makes my eyes pop.  I used to put a little twirl on the outer edge so at least I have toned that… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2011 4:20PM

Trouble on the Indian Reservation

I was the trouble.  ME!  This beautiful reservation is near my backyard and I often go over there for a peaceful drive.  Today the blue sky and brown fields stretched out lazily in the sunshine and I spotted an old house crumbling to dust that I thought might be an interesting… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 14, 2011 8:20AM

10 out of 100 Photos of Fall Leaves


   The first fifty to go were easy to eliminate.  The best one was obvious and can be seen above.  It has a spiral quality and the red color with the swirling blue sky is a great blend.  However then the editing became difficult.  Who gets to be… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2011 8:40AM

Meet Ms Green M&M

She was a pleasure to bring into being.  Oh, the red and yellow ones were fun but ooooo Ms. Green M&M was such a sexy lady. 

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   That red M&M is classic and kind of goofy but… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 9:52PM

It is official, I'm old.

I am done.

Fooling around.

Just going to drift now.

till the end.


I have crepey skin and dark spots.

I have been thru hell and back.

I am done.  

Fooling around.


Am I going to get serious about something?


No,  I'm going to slowly decline until… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 11, 2011 9:01AM

The Normandy Invasion/ OS Fiction Club

   He hadn't been shot as he deployed up the beach and he ran to the cliffs and started to climb.  The bullets rained down on him but miraculously missed his head and when he made it to the top he shot the machine gun nest to bits and that enabled… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 8:14AM

Three Loud Knocks in the Night

  I awoke with a start.  I had heard them so distinctly.  There loud knocks and it seemed so urgent and upsetting.  I got up and looked around feeling the emptiness of the place here and the silence of the night.  Four AM is the witching hour according to Anne Rice… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 9, 2011 7:42AM

Tell the Truth - Andy Rooney- Blogger

Andy Rooney said that a writer's job is to tell the truth. I think he must have been one of the first bloggers.  Even in fiction there is a certain truth.  A writer takes every single word and tries to make it ring true.  I am confused about the truth. I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 6:54PM

I'm a Dragonfly

I just want to flit around


On the breeze.



  Thru the trees and up higher to the sky

   I just want to flit and flutter

  A dragonfly for a day.


Upsidedown, hovering,

Flitting in and out,

Watching out for… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 9:04AM

Doctors Express

Medical issues often seem to crop up on a weekend.  I do not have a private doctor and just needed some antibiotics for a urinary tract infection so I stopped in at Doctors Express.   I have insurance but I have never used it so the deductible is still there.  I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2011 8:49AM

Mom is Worried about Bank of America

  My mom remembers the great depression when people were jumping out of windows and her family had to move in with relatives.  She is terrified that Bank of America is going down and people are taking their money out. 

   I tried to reassure her that the lines of… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2011 5:23PM

Quotes from the Movie 'Moonstruck'



Loretta, I love you. Not like they
told you love is and I didn't know
this either. But love don't make
things nice, it ruins everything, it
breaks your heart, it makes things a
mess. We're not here to make things
perfect. Snowflakes are perfect. The
stars are perfect. Not us. We a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2011 9:24AM

Incredible Video From Berlin

  A storefront in Berlin has transformed the neighborhood with this light show!!  It gives me hope in the future!

NOVEMBER 5, 2011 8:55AM

My Neighbor is Out of Jail

  My neighbor is back from jail.  We thought she was going to rehab for quite awhile and her family had been by to clean up the house which looked like it had exploded.  There was urine on the carpets, a mess of stuff in the carport and they loaded about… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2011 8:43PM

HOPE.....OS Weekend Fiction

    An old woman was homeless and looking for a place to spend the night.  The world was mad with chaos and the roads were dangerous.  She had stumbled along for weeks staying in fields under sheltering trees and hoping that one of the abandoned houses she passed might be a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2011 9:09AM

Notes From My Garden

    A droopy plant is a sign that everything needs water.  It is like the canary in the mine and rings the bell in your mind to beware of the danger.  However overwatering is bad too. 

    Spiders need to know where they can and cannot build a web. … Read full post »

   I met a fellow on Craigslist who sounded so convincing that I was willing to have him come right over to chat. It was daytime and my neighbor was right next door on her porch. Well he didn't show up for three hours and then when I gave him a… Read full post »


 We walked into Home Depot and were immediately greeted by a friendly fellow who's line of vision was right at my breast level and he had a hard time looking me in the eye.  He was very… Read full post »

  Walking back and forth from the cupboards to the metal garbage can just outside the back door, my dad was grim and determined to teach me a lesson.  He was sick of me sneaking food and eating sweets. Mom was gone dealing with the death of her father and he… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2011 9:00AM

Life Is So Fragile!

  Here comes the Baby Boomers marching toward Death.  Our Steam Punk Limbs are falling off and clanking in the streets.  Our dreams of Peace and Love are crashing all around us.  And yet....

   There is a primitive pace that is picking up.   We are a tribe.  To… Read full post »

OCTOBER 30, 2011 8:42AM

Some Men Love All Women

  The lovers I like the best are the men who put the woman first.  They have made a study of females and they love to ride the waves of a woman.   They do not judge by looks or money.  They just love female energy.

   It is like a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2011 10:11AM

Night Lights in Old Town San Diego
















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OCTOBER 28, 2011 6:11AM

Magical Thinking


  The man who wrote the autobiography of Steve Jobs tells that there was a lot of magical thinking in his life.  There is a "reality of the distortion field" theory.  He also says that Steve Jobs cried alot.

  When we figure out how to go beyond this… Read full post »

OCTOBER 27, 2011 9:35PM

Ghost Talk OS Weekend Fiction Club

  "Released. I'm free. Woo.  This is the best feeling I have had since I got out of prison.  I'm really free this time.  No gravity, no more bathroom nightmares, no more diabetic comas.  I'm young and alive."

    "Uh, no, I guess I… Read full post »