Happy Easter and Passover, Everyone!

I realize afresh how much I have to be thankful for. Friends from out of town are coming in today. I’ve known this particular friend, Nori, from the time we were 16 and met at McDonald’s. That’s a friendship of 43 years, guys. I woke this morning full of self-doubt. Would they like my home? […]

Elby, That Cat! Meets Himself Coming and Going

Picture a modern apartment bathroom. The wall above the sink and toilet has a very large vanity mirror that goes the length of the wall and about 2/3s the width with overhead vanity lights, six of ‘em, to be precise. It has a side medicine cabinet, also fronted by a mirror, allowing for double imaging […]

SLOMO ~ grin

My nephew saw this and forwarded it to numerous people, saying “Worth 15 minutes of your time.” His father, my brother, laughed and forwarded it to me, saying he had met and spoken with Slomo many times while walking on Pacific Beach in San Diego, where my brother lives. The first link he gave just […]

Windows XP Bites the Dust and Sundry Things

This has been a nerve wracking day, I’ll tell ya. I woke up with something to celebrate, my brain whirling with ideas, thoughts bouncing off the walls and corridors of my mind and landing smack in the middle of some family dilemmas. But that wasn’t the hard part of the day. Finished my journaling, my […]

Gosnell who?

I woke from a bad dream around 5:00 a.m. Unable to go back to sleep, I got up, hit the button on the coffee pot, fed the cat and the dog, and turned on The Bill Bennett Show, which can be found here. I enjoy Bill’s show. He’s quiet, thoughtful and measured. But since it […]

Who’s that knocking on the door?

Daily Prompt challenge: Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny? I hold a very strong opinion on this one. I believe in fate, destiny and free choice. The latter allows us no excuse, full responsibility for who we are, what we do, and what we choose to […]

Terms of Endearment – do you or don’t you?

I was speaking with my friend, Maggie, the other day and somehow we segued to family customs when it comes to giving hugs or using terms of endearment, such as “hon,” “dear,” “love bug,” “honey bunny,” soft, squishy words that can sound sweet to ears or cheaply said, sarcastic and patronizing to others. Mags comes […]

Notes to Myself ~ March 19, 2014

Once upon a time, I gave myself the liberty to clear up some likely confusion caused by my posting, such as here. I’m sitting here, having had a pretty relaxed day, swaying in time to the tunes emanating from my Pandora selection of “Bobby Darin,” and experiencing flashing memories as each tune comes and goes. […]