A Year Already?*

So, it has been one year…from the faithful photo of him leaving the building. Let’s reflect on the last 12 months. First it has been busy for me and I admit I have not kept my internal commitment to contributing to my blog twice a month. Bummer…but after a work and life altering event a […]

Chakras and Grandma Ethel

Call me a metaphysical person, but on the fringe…knowing there is more to life than work, wine and shopping, but unwilling to discuss my beliefs with anyone, except for a few of my hippie friends in my hometown of Santa Cruz, California.    I am a closet meditator, always waiting for everyone to leave the house […]

Sixty Seconds Of Fame

On a Tuesday afternoon in late June a professional television production team arrived at my house. There was a producer/director, camera man, the guy that handled the lights, a make up lady, and a professional still photographer. I had been chosen by the national Public Broadcasting Service group to represent a charity funding campaign. Since, […]

Too Late For Turkey Day

I was born in an era when modern canned foods were considered by most housewives to be a culinary miracle. These newly liberated women could finally escape preparing dishes from scratch. Our frequently used, hand operated, red handled Wear-Ever can opener opened up as many doors to freedom from cooking as it opened up steel […]

Vino and Vacuum Violence

In my kitchen I have two utensil drawers. The shallow top one holds the essentials like the coffee scoop, kitchen shears, peeler and cork puller. A fitted white plastic drawer insert holds them all straight and orderly.  This drawer and its contents get a lot of use. Dust, coffee grounds, and other miscellaneous minuscule crumbs […]

Plug N 4 Noise

It’s Saturday. This morning Lonnie got up really early and headed over to his son’s house. They are going to stain his new deck. It is going to be average temperature for this time of year, so we are looking at 105 degrees, so he wanted to get done before noon. I had a great […]

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