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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JANUARY 14, 2014 10:38AM

Super Sane

"Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?"  I know many people who choose "right" and they are not happy.  It takes courage to let go of the 'rules' sometimes and slide.  Some people are not crazy but they seem so to me because they are… Read full post »

JANUARY 13, 2014 9:28AM

Photographing Birds

  A group of people with amazingly large cameras were at the Lakes today.  It made my little tiny camera self conscious.  There were many birds to photograph and we saw a two year old Osprey fishing.  One woman with a big camera told me last year she photographed the Osprey… Read full post »

  "Isn't it glorious weather today?!"  The lady selling shaved ice at the Farmers Market was beaming with her bliss of sunshine.  It was another absolutely perfect day, shiny with the glitter of Southern California.

   "Actually it is a little scary." I said, which stopped h… Read full post »

JANUARY 9, 2014 9:13AM

I put a Bunny in the Pit



      The Nature Preserve has lots of little trails off into the sagebrush where I explore and take photos.  Seems there is always something new to find as I poke around up there and take the trails less traveled by to… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2014 2:28AM

Something Intelligent

   I tend to use Open Salon as a diary where I express my inner thoughts and not much else.  It seems to me that the Editors want us to write intelligent posts about our personal take on current events.  At least that is what I think they want.   I know… Read full post »

JANUARY 6, 2014 12:31PM

Escape with me to my Second Life

   I hadn't logged on for awhile but this morning it all worked nicely.   My little plot of land was needing some attention and so was I.  I rezzed up naked which always means I had a good time last time I was on.  No, not everyone is into sex in… Read full post »

JANUARY 5, 2014 6:26AM

Back in the Shadows

                Sunme 5

                   Shadow me in two simple dimensions

                &n… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2014 8:58AM

Looking at People

 There is a saying that if you want to know God look at people.  I have avoided looking at most people for a long time.  It got so bad that if I could I would cross the street instead of coming face to face with someone going the other direction.  People… Read full post »

JANUARY 2, 2014 9:22AM

Crazy Quilt


    When I sit down to write it reminds me of being at a sewing machine.   My feet want pedals to control the speed and I can imagine the needle going up an… Read full post »

DECEMBER 31, 2013 3:07PM

New Year Resolution -Be Less Greedy

  I had a good year looking back on 2013 when my goal was more inner peace.  I do feel less unsettled and it may have to do with the fact that it takes four years to get over a trauma.  The death of my boyfriend was four years ago and… Read full post »

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

       &… Read full post »

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.

  md rainbow   md sunrise

    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 »