- 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.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Silver Bracelet Story
September 16, 2014 10:11PM
- The Big Tree Was Cut Down
September 15, 2014 11:49PM
- World Record Fireworks
September 13, 2014 01:33AM
- X Rated Grafitti on the Rocks
September 12, 2014 02:12AM
- Love Stuff
September 07, 2014 05:44PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “So interesting. I like
the idea of connections and
- “You are a creative
genius in whatever you do.
Carry on and
enjoy! Thank you
- “Bitch! I loved this
sooooooo much!!! Great writing
passion. I feel it!”
- “It's ok to think about
it and face is squarely where
belongs. It is in all
- “Bohemians!! These words
made me dizzy!”
- MY LINKS
In my neighborhood the kids used to camp in the backyard in tents and tell stories by flashlights way into the night . I was one of the younger kids so they kept it cleaner for me but scary was for everyone. "The Hand" was the most vivid for me… Read full post »
I am hooked on watching the tv show "Louie". Creative genius is such a wonderful thing and he is totally unique. His comedy is deep and dark with lots of twists in a slow moving storyline. There are so many memorable characters that defy sanity and yet I could relate to… Read full post »
I guess it is important to go beyond pedestrian writing and get to the meat of life. There are so many "I's" in my posts that I have to make a conscious effort to eliminate or change them to something outside myself. Since I write from such a quiet place it… Read full post »
What fun to have a laptop that can sit on my garden table. The sun is in the late afternoon mode with a hint of summertime. Spring has not yet left us here in the burned Southern California landscape. There are a few green sprigs left but they are hard… Read full post »
Filling out the questions on the 2014 census was invasive. I feel like I have been probed. I am so glad I have not done anything wrong but I feel like a criminal. Where do I live? how many bedrooms?running water? where do you get your money? do you have… Read full post »
What a wild ride begins when you buy your first blood pressure cuff. We had to get an extra large one for my friend and then we watched and charted all the numbers. It was scary.
My mother panicked when she saw her blood pressure going up and do… Read full post »
I loved coloring on all the levels of the graphs the teachers mimeographed for us in grade school to show what we should be eating. The little drawings of bread, fruit and veges plus meat and eggs seemed so right and comforting. I never really gave it much thought but pe… Read full post »
There used to be lots of Good News Sunday posts on Open. I miss the old days but life goes on and on, spiraling out so that Good News Sundays are not lost. I am always looking for good news which is usually mixed in with the bad news. It is… Read full post »
I am reading the perfect book at the perfect time in the perfect setting. Thomas Moore's book "The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life" has arrived magically in my life and taken me to a calm, happy place.
I love this line in the book..."I would rather be a dysfunctional soul… Read full post »
Dealing with my mom is like wrangling a snapping turtle out of the mud on the banks of an Indiana river. She snaps at me frequently nowdays and is pissed that I hired someone to help her for three hours a week. "It is too soon to hire someone." … Read full post »
Without giving too much away I want to write about the sex scenes in the series House of Cards that is streaming on Netflix. There are many different levels to this show and Kevin Spacey does an admirable job of playing the manipulative politician in the White House.
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The recent scandal in the Veteran's Administration is discouraging. They are accused of "cooking the books" on statistics about wait time to get help. The bog of government administration of programs is universal. In India the files were piled up all around the wall in… Read full post »
The fire storm is coming to an end now. I saw a firenado, black ash and fire trucks. When that hot wind started blowing it was exhilarating until it got deadly and then we rode the waves of fear. A good storm all in all and I am ready for… Read full post »
I always wanted to be a cub reporter.
The carport roof of the house next door just blew off into a big Oak tree. I was over there trying to hold it down after I called the manager but when I went back to get a rope it blew… Read full post »
Just a small change in my routine to take care of my mom and I think it will help. I hired the lady who cleans for her once a month to be with her once a week. They can wash windows, go shopping at Walmart, work in the yard etc.… Read full post »
What a wonderful Mother's Day conversation with my daughter this weekend. We went over all the drunken teenager stories from her youth and I finally got to iron out lots of details that I had wondered about. It all starts to make sense now how mild the crazy situations were really… Read full post »
A small dot appeared in my vision as I was driving back from the beach two days ago. I thought it was a strand of hair caught in my eyelash and tried to wipe it away as I navigated through the Southern Californian traffic crunch. It wouldn't go away. It… Read full post »
I woke up thinking how messed up everyone I know has become, mourning for a world that is kinder and makes more sense. When I heard about the girls taken from a modern Western School in Nigeria I was horrified of course. However there is a part of my brain… Read full post »
What a grand adventure to go explore the new library downtown! We took the trolley down into this rapidly growing part of town and walked into an amazing building. I was a little disappointed that the… Read full post »
First thing in the morning she heads outside for a puff which is the worst time to inhale that dam smoke. We tried exercising, meditating and waiting just five minutes but that only lasted one day. She tells me it is not a spiritual, emotional or character flaw, she is… Read full post »
Four AM is the witching hour and around here the winds are fiercely beating against the house and setting everything in motion including my emotions. The banging and wooshing, stirring and swirling woke me up in a turmoil of dreams and worries about money, sex, family and questions of imm… Read full post »
As comforting as a bed of Petunias surrounded by geraniums, this book gave me some much needed hope.
Trying to stay upright every day isn't easy. I try to balance my hedonistic side with my practical side. Sometimes one or the other gets out of wack and I get anxious. I think it is all in defining which is which.
I spend as many days as I can… Read full post »