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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    A day in the life of a trashcan on a city sidewalk was like any other day.  This particular day was sultry with low clouds and high temperatures.  People were sweating.

    Some of the ladies glowed.  They wore loose clothing and seemed to glide throug… Read full post »

JULY 31, 2014 4:23PM

Two Childhoods

   There were fourteen kids in her family.  She remembers the Saturday baths and the bowls of beans.   Mostly she grew up outside and fortunately she was big and strong so she survived.  

   Across the world a little girl was born in Wyoming on a winter d… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2014 9:36PM


      Alysa told me to write a story about cheese.  She is all covered in mother's milk so that is probably why she thought of cheese.   I can't imagine a story about cheese right now but I think one will come to me soon.   It sounds like a kid's stor… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2014 1:14PM

A Shopping Vacation


     I thought for years that this was a fancy yuppie market and I stayed away.   Then I walked thru the doors and realized it was like a trip around the world    It is my vacation spot in this Southern California hell of Costco, Walmart and SuperM… Read full post »

JULY 29, 2014 8:21AM



     Pulling up next to this dented, dirty trailer and pick up truck I imagined who was sleeping inside.   There was no one in sight and it was a hot afternoon.   Naptime on the road from hell in the desert heat.  I bet it was hot in that tin can.… Read full post »

JULY 28, 2014 10:14AM


    Do you power through pain or do you surrender to it?  I do the latter and have kept it at bay for a long time.  A friend was telling us of all her procedures and my mom listened intently.  Later she was lamenting how terrible health problems are.

  "No… Read full post »

JULY 27, 2014 10:11AM

The Goddesses Are Pissed

  A new book has captured me called "The Goddess Within" by Jennifer and Roger Woolger.  I have always had an issue with Christianity and its reliance on a male God.  That is only half the story and the Goddesses who have been pushed to the background all these years are… Read full post »

JULY 25, 2014 7:38PM

The Movie "Lucy"

    I love a movie that makes me think and empowers me as I walk out of the theater into the mall.   I really could feel what she felt as the bizarre drug made her super aware and able to access 100 percent of her brain.  She was powerful.

    The… Read full post »

JULY 24, 2014 10:11AM

Pipe Cleaner Creativity

   I passed around pipe cleaners at the picnic table on the patio and it was interesting to see all the ways people responded to them.  Some would only take one reluctantly saying they had no imagination.  Others created magical shapes and illusions that boggled the mind.&nbs… Read full post »

JULY 23, 2014 10:00AM

Plane Crashes

   There are too many airplane crashes to keep up with in the news.  I just put my kids on the plane to Hawaii.  We know we are very lucky to have the ability to fly anywhere in the world and not have to depend on a covered wagon ride.  Travel has… Read full post »

JULY 22, 2014 1:28AM

The Cement Birthday Cake

   It was so fun to light the candles over and over again on the cement birthday cake.  "Again!"  "Again" and there was lots of talk about not spitting on the cake although really it is cement so who cares but it is practice for the real thing.  We all need… Read full post »

JULY 20, 2014 8:35PM

Paranoia Strikes Deep

   Dealing with mental illness is exhausting.  Does everyone have something?   Oh, my, it is a parade of maladies that go by me everyday and I always wonder what my particular insanity is?

     I am definitely not paranoid.  Whatever happens happens.&… Read full post »

"Do you want me to make you something with Play Dough?"

"Make me some medicine."

 "How about some food medicine."

  "Green spinach, flat on a plate with holes in it."

   "Oh, thank you so much.  Yum yum yum..."

   "Now I'll make you some French fries."

  … Read full post »

JULY 17, 2014 12:35AM

Open Salon Connection From My Past

   I did a post on what it was like in the University of Washington Art Department in the sixties.


 Someone contacted me today from those days who had seen the post and we have many mutual f… Read full post »

JULY 16, 2014 11:07AM

What to Tell the Kids

I spent the afternoon with my three year old granddaughter.  I found myself telling her all the things that I have been thinking about deep down inside myself and hoping that she just takes it all with a grain of salt. Having a grandma like me… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 9:39PM

Combining Characters and Real Life

   When I walked up to get my parked car you were standing there in your security guard uniform staring out at the view. Dreamy. I said “Nice view.”

You turned around and said, “It is now.”

“Oh,” I said, “you mean me.”

“You are a b… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2014 11:42AM

Fire and Bombs



  Fire!   I settled in to watch the show in the safety of America where things like this are taken care of swiftly and efficiently.    There was no thought for my safety,  just compassion for the valiant firefighters who battle blazes like… Read full post »

JULY 12, 2014 8:30PM

Super Moon Emotions





       Lunacy abounds inside my head.

       Sharp white lines stretch over my bed.

       Insanity brews, a tempest coming.

       Long ago… Read full post »

JULY 11, 2014 12:38PM

Healthy Smoothies


           I grab a handful of spinach and kale that I keep in a big… Read full post »

JULY 10, 2014 12:12PM

The Orchid Bloomed!

I was unprepared for how sensual it would be.  The long anticipation to see what bloom would come from my rescued orchid plant was worth the wait.  Such beauty! 


 orchid1    I have waited four years to see this plant flower.   I found it on the wind… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2014 8:16PM

Married but Looking

     I have tangled and tangoed with a few married men in my time.  Even  men who are separated can be a pain because they always have to be doing something with the ex.  I am glad my ex remarried.  I know I would do whatever he needed if I could… Read full post »

JULY 7, 2014 6:57PM



    Inhale the weather and let it out.  Eat a lobster salad.  Life is to be lived where the primitive desires have their way with us.  Overwhelmed by modern culture?  Just take a slice of ravishment and let yourself go into pleasure.  Rub dollar bills al… Read full post »

  Some people must actually have lives to live and disappear from online communication especially on weekends and in the summer.  What is everyone doing?  Going to the beach?  Swimming?  Laying around just being mellow?  

  In the winter months there is lots of… Read full post »

JULY 4, 2014 7:30AM

Spider Relocation

    He was big and black scurrying away from me up into the vent above the stove.  Big and Black with very long legs and an intelligence that was formidable.  How could I live with him in that kitchen vent?  I wondered how long he had been there before I saw… Read full post »



  The Catholic Church has made themselves very visible in Central America and Mexico.   Looks like all the kids they encouraged their flocks to make are hungry and scared.  Where is the Church now?  So many kids are spilling over into America where the ve… Read full post »