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, 2013 1:58AM


  I have felt ecstatic pleasure... recently.

   Out of the dark wind arose a man

   One touch from him gave me ecstasy.


   So now what do I do with that ecstasy?

   Keep it in a little box, bringing it out to play

   But with what… Read full post »

DECEMBER 29, 2013 9:29AM

Painting my fingernails RED.

  There is something very erotic about typing with scarlet red on my fingernails.  My toes curl under my chair with a blush at the mention of their redness too.

   I wish my fingernails were long.  So many people glue on extensions and I can see why.  It is a… Read full post »

DECEMBER 28, 2013 7:32AM

"That's No Way to do Business"

   There are certain things that are triggers between my mother and I so today I felt the brunt of our differences about money.   She started out our four hours together with stories about her Dad, remembering how he hit her whenever she mouthed off at him.  I listened for th… Read full post »

DECEMBER 27, 2013 6:57AM






                                 Cacti don't bend in the wind

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DECEMBER 25, 2013 8:30AM

The World is Spinning Fast!

  Part of my fascination with the sun setting and rising is the feeling of speed I get when I see how fast the changes happen.  Zoooooom.






      I don't like this spinning aroun… Read full post »

DECEMBER 23, 2013 10:37AM

Aunt Ruth's Sweet Potatoes

   I'm not sure I want to make Aunt Ruth's Sweet Potato recipe for the holidays.  It would involve buying flour, sugar and butter and I haven't done that for a few years now.  My cholesterol is too high anyway but I can imagine what it would be if I hadn't… Read full post »

DECEMBER 22, 2013 8:34AM

The Open Salon Choir

   As I was listening to the holiday singing group at the community center I thought about the way Open Salon is like a choir. However I can't quite picture who the OS Choir Conductor is.  The group I was listening to had a very effective director.  He was charming, passionate… Read full post »

DECEMBER 20, 2013 9:41AM

Perfect Christmas

   I have had a perfect life so maybe that is why I don't remember much about it.  We lived well and as an only child I was spoiled and controlled.  I was a child of the fifties in an upscale neighborhood in Seattle.  We also lived in Hawaii and Guam… Read full post »

DECEMBER 19, 2013 6:41AM

Full Moons Drive Me Cra

  "Cra"...the new way to describe someone who is a little off and not able to take care of themselves.  It explains much of the behavior that humans are capable of. "Yep, they are a little cra."  That leaves nothing more to say and explains everything.

   The full moon drives… Read full post »

DECEMBER 18, 2013 10:32AM

Greedy Sentences

   I am going to try to be greedy in my writing this morning.  Usually I write simple sentences which are like small puddles along a road that define the rain that just happened.  The whole ocean is there for me to play with so I am going to make my… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2013 7:29AM

Just a dab more of yellow

   Just like a writer going in to add that all important comma to a manuscript, the artist in me went back into the painting I just finished to add a little bit of yellow. In my mind I could not sit in the same room as the painting if I… Read full post »

DECEMBER 14, 2013 7:19AM

The Old Rose


                              &… Read full post »

DECEMBER 11, 2013 10:01AM




  As I was walking in the nature preserve near my house I overheard two groups of people talking.  "Great place! We just discovered it."

   "Well, beware of the rattlesnakes come springtime."  

    Great.  I had seen a photo on the we… Read full post »

DECEMBER 9, 2013 9:25AM

Letter to Santa

  Dear Santa,

            They tell me to tell you what I really want for Christmas and I have been thinking alot about that.  First of all it is hard for me to even write the word Christmas.  I want to be able to write Xmas… Read full post »

DECEMBER 8, 2013 10:13AM

Going into the Heart of Los Angeles

   Our day started with a rainbow at sunrise which seemed a rare good omen.

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    Miranda was our driver and Donna was the guide.  We had a flawless bus trip into the heart of Los Angeles and they deserved the ten dollar tip each that my… Read full post »

DECEMBER 7, 2013 8:47AM

Watercolor Illusions

  Watercoloring outside brings all sorts of new insights into the world. 

         cloud illusions

  This is one of my favorite places to go.  Usually I am looking for an escape but today I had an hour to kill and I got out my watercolor kit only… Read full post »

DECEMBER 4, 2013 11:59PM

The Rich Are Getting Richer...

   I could not believe my eyes when I got to the beach today.  At the far end of this exclusive beach at La Jolla Shores near San Diego was a mansion I hadn't noticed before.  In an already over the top real estate market this place stands out like a… Read full post »

DECEMBER 3, 2013 1:09PM

Holiday UPLIFT



                    I was dragging around.  Feeling down after my Turkey High.  Does it happen every year?  This pull into the blackness is powerful stuff and so I got out the holiday lights.   Nothing makes… Read full post »

DECEMBER 1, 2013 11:22AM

Paintings from My College Days

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  Suzies Arrt

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    I never thought my paintings would be on the Internet.  In the late sixties when I created these paintings there was no access  to cyberspace.  I wonder what became of these paintings.  I imagine they were in the Art… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 29, 2013 7:55PM

Growing Up on Guam

Dad tide pool

Dad Photo 1 

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                            My dad and I had so much fun when I was young.  This tidal pool on the island of Guam was our special place to swim.  Once my… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2013 9:16PM

All the Lonely People

   "Your loneliness says that you've sinned."   That refrain from a Leonard Cohen song rings in my ears.  There are too many people alone this holiday season for me to see much glory in it.  Personal choice apparently brings one to certain points in life and the holidays… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 10:38AM

Sunset, Sunrise




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NOVEMBER 25, 2013 8:42AM

Old Things

  The museum in our town here in Southern California is open for two hours once a month.  It consists of three little houses preserved for posterity. 

  old things


                    The first little house was owned by a lad… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2013 1:07PM

Sex is a Full Body Experience



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         You can find a full body experience in a gym, swimming pool, parkland, or the ocean.  You can help a friend move, set up a ba… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2013 1:49PM

I Don't Remember Where I Was...

   So many wonderful words are being written about the passing of JFK and I am stewing on the fact that I don't remember where I was.  At almost 17 years old in High School in Seattle I imagine there was an announcement but I don't really have any visual memory… Read full post »