Alpine, California, United States
December 07
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DECEMBER 1, 2014 6:51PM

Crows Watching the Sunrise


                   The crows get so annoyed when I walk under their tree early in the morning as they are busy waiting for the sun to rise.  I am out there too to see those first glimmer… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 30, 2014 9:05AM


Not eating for a complete day is a challenge. I have never been able to do

it. Oh, maybe there was one day in my college years when I tried it and I

vaguely remember liking it but I haven't been able to do it since then.

Something tells me it… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2014 8:30AM

Meals On Wheels


        There are Kosher and Regular meals. They come on black plastic plates delivered to yoRead full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2014 10:23PM

Feeding People


As we sat in the little restaurant eating the delicious holiday food I noticed a little lady with a black kerchief and apron bring a plate and sit at a little table in the corner. She looked exhausted with eyes glazed over and a slump to her shoulders that told… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2014 5:48AM

Dys/functional Thanksgivings


    There were dysfunctional Thanksgivings that occured after my divorce that were in stark contrast to the ones when I was married which were at my in laws' house and featured excellent, classic home cooking.  Wonderfully giant potRead full post »

NOVEMBER 25, 2014 8:29AM





                          Watering my Soul

Thanksgiving for the ones who are still here,

Memorials for those who have passed.

It is a constant… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2014 11:36PM

Turkey Vultures!


     I used to live in the neighborhood where the Turkey Vultures seem to roost.  I think someone on the hill top feeds and houses them.  Today when I was getting my oil changed I saw more Turkey Vultures than I ever have. 

      I… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2014 1:17PM

Bring It On!



 How much stress can I take?

Bring it on.

 Anger?  I have lots of it.

Simmering just beneath the surface.

Want some?



When I worked at the hospital

I used to say..."Bring it on!"

What have you got?

Cancer, death, insanity?

Let's see it.

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NOVEMBER 21, 2014 3:10PM

Pampas Grass




        I love to go for walks and find things to report on.  Pampas Grass is  very special and this is the fine plant I found on my walk yesterday.  

        I learned Pampas Grass… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 20, 2014 12:33AM

Oggi and the Turkey Picture

I welcomed Oggi on his first visit to the Center and gave him a picture to color. There were about twelve other people at the tables coloring. He looked at it very carefully.

"You want me to color this?"Read full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 6:50AM

New Sketch Book

I found the perfect sketchbook that fits in the back of my pants under my jacket so I can take it out into the fields.   The pages are thick and creamy.  I was excited to try it out and I started in the living room.

The radiator caught my attention and… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 18, 2014 5:36AM

Richard Engel Reports on ISIL

     What a brave reporter on MSNBC to be going into Syria to see the street fighting in Kobani on the Turkish border where ISIL controls fifty percent of the town.  I love the women warriors who show him how they have burrowed into the streets and buildings to keep out… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 16, 2014 2:18AM

How will you be remembered?





















Military Cemetery,  San Diego where my dad is... Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 8:41PM

I Got Called a "Stupid Bitch"....


   I go to Dog Beach to get happy.  After a tearful morning at the cemetery where I mourned my Dad I was ready to just sit in my little folding beach chair, draw and watch the dogs be happy.  It usually uplifts me.

   A pudgy, middle aged fellow… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2014 1:36AM

The Four C's





   I conquered the first when I heard I had high cholesterol.  No more packages of cookies to tempt me in my cupboards.  I hear them call my name and I can't rest until the package is empty which is usually a day after I buy… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2014 6:35AM

Alchemy and Purity

  I just finished a book about Isaac Newton called Dark Matter by Philip Kerr.   It was a dreary book for such an exciting man as Newton.  It was told from the viewpoint of his assistant.  Those were dark times.  Alchemy was illegal and/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 12, 2014 8:40AM

Night Windows

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 8:53PM

Spiraling into Poverty



       It seems I should have replaced the small covering over my car's door handle when it went missing.   Oh well, I thought, I don't care how it looks.  It is probably going to cost over fifty dollars and the door still works.… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2014 9:27PM

A Scene I Wish I Hadn't Seen.

 sight two

                    In the cool of the evening I was taking a walk around the neighborhood enjoying the sound of the crickets down by the creek and peeking into windows that hadn't shutt

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NOVEMBER 7, 2014 8:39PM

Art and Desire

  What a great way to start a day!  I got a letter from Rosigami with the Doodle project in the envelope and it inspired me to create.  I have been like a slug around here just reading and eating chocolates so today was very special and I already did one… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 10:17PM

Going Through the Tunnel of Winter


My Dad used to call it "going through the tunnel" and I can feel it starting now.   The nights are so long and dark and it is getting cold.  In Alaska we called it "Cabin Fever" time and the board games came out along with… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 5, 2014 7:44PM

The Emotion of Wind

           There is a warm wind blowing here.  I can feel it tickling me all over my body and it makes my new pea green t shirt cling to me with static electricity.   At first it is intoxicating but it becomes nag… Read full post »



             Rock three


 I just scanned the political posts of Open and I wouldn't touch any of them with a ten foot pole.   The vitriol seeps through the comments and I don't see any way that people can agre… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 4, 2014 12:53AM

Rock Woman

rock me two

 rock me 7

 rock me 2

 rock me aa

me rock l

 rock ll

 rock me 8 Read full post »

OMG spoiler alert   The survivors of the zombie apocalypse are the scary part.  There are so many scenarios that involve religion, government and the police.  Power struggles that are all about basic survival.  This season promises to touch on all the various ways people do w… Read full post »