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by MageB

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14 hours ago

GEORGE

Tuesday he was working on remaking a table. All the wood pieces were warped and crooked. His table saw grabbed the top of the table and swung it through his left hand. All the ligaments, tend...


3 days ago

THE MORETON BAY FIG

Joleen and her husband, JC, in the fig tree, 1981. In the heart of Balboa Park is an old Moreton Bay Fig tree. I, like my friend Joleen, used to sit in the roots while my kids climbed into the...


5 days ago

BACKPACK

George drove me around to the BIG mall yesterday. I had bought what I thought was a leather backpack, and I’ve been sorely disappointed. It’s peeling. I’ve been looking up leather backpacks on...


April 27, 2021

A WALK IN THE PARK 2

The central part of the park, called the Prado, is lined with Spanish style arcades. In some of them the buskers hide away in the shade. Sometimes they sit outside in the sun like this artist...


This is the San Diego Museum of art. They have a ramp to the right, and a separate opening for members. This day there was a truly disgruntled employee out in front haranging the visitors via ...


April 24, 2021

ART

list text here I’m off to the park again this time to wander around the second floor of the art museum. I’ve learned which sidewalks aren’t safe to use and which are. I now know some of the f...


April 21, 2021

MINUTIA

The Bon Homme Richard was towed off to Texas this week to be scrapped. Arson. They determined that it was a constructive total loss. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Bonhomme_Richard_(LHD-6) ...


April 19, 2021

TO THE GALLERY

Last weekend, my scooter’s battery didn’t do well on its treck around the park. This weekend, we decided to see if it would fail again as spectacularly. Fully charged overnight, I started with...


April 16, 2021

MUTTERINGS

The mornings gift us grey skies. Throughout the day, the June gloom thins, and by noon we have some glorious sunshine. Errand running in the sun yesterday was delightful. The sunshine bri...


April 12, 2021

MEDICAL STUFF

……………………………………………………………………………………………………. I write this all down for my records. You don’t have to read it. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. Sleep has been elusive since I moved upstairs. I...


April 11, 2021

LAST WEEK

strong text Smallish offering. This upcoming week there is nothing on the calendar but swimming. Two whole days in the water which sounds glorious to me. No doctor’s appointments, nor any dent...


April 06, 2021

WORDS TO LIVE BY

Those little green things on the trees outside are growing and flapping in the breeze. Not much wind here lately, but enough of the moving air to move the leaves. I’ve been thinning about brin...


April 03, 2021

THE DAYS GO BY

While we were out hiding from Marta Friday, this Navy ship came home. Can anyone tell me what the blue flag is? It says SFA*? 1941 Thanks. I confess, I have gained enough weight these last ...


March 31, 2021

A GEORGE MORNING

Bussy, bizzy, bizy…..Spring hits everyone in the work spot. Almost every boat has someone working on deck, and here at the house we wait for the arrival of the heater repair person. George...


March 28, 2021

DRIVE BY

We were invited to take part in the Birthday Drive By on Saturday. Since we had just been up there, we knew Zoe wouldn’t expect us. George ran in to Party City before we left the beach, and we...


March 25, 2021

SPRING HAS SPRUNG

list text here- list text here At first all the trees around our home began to have this fine green haze to them. One morning, ours did too. For some reason, that light green newness surprise...


March 21, 2021

A QUIET SUNDAY

We have a very quiet harbor. No more cruise ships, and few if any of the bigger bulkers. We don’t have the facilities to handle their cargo. We do have Navy ships. And all sorts of other gov...


March 18, 2021

SLEEP

The days pass so fast now. Often friends say their days crawl along. Mine don’t. Often I sleep. Was it Monday or Tuesday I slept on and off all day…then not at all during the night? I have ...


March 15, 2021

AWAKE, AWAKE

I cannot seem to stay awake. When Bobbie arrives to claim her quilt, she will probably find me draped over her pile of fabrics, snoring. ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Himself: He’s b...


March 11, 2021

LIBERATED

After a year iof isolation, yesterday we went out into the world. It’s been 14 days since our last shot, and now we are fully vaccinated. Yesterday G and I went to Ross and Target. Today ...


Who influenced you? Who was important in your life/ For me, it was my friend Joleen K. McPherson. She was a mentor, a friend and a dooer. She volunteered out in the community, with special emp...


March 06, 2021

QUILTING

Himself: Spaceships and laundry. Myself: Hanging up clean clothes and quilting. Reading: #4 Penny. Watching: Circuses. Photo: Mine with Bobbies quilt in the grip of the Bernina. Gratitude’s...


March 02, 2021

BITS AND PIECES

After two days of struggle, I started all over again. Was the needle in correctly? No. Turn the machine upside down and see if you can tell in what direction the needle should go. Find the bo...


March 01, 2021

MARCH FIRST

One big thing, a total inability to quilt, and a thousand small things to fill the days. No matter what I did, I couldn’t quilt. The needle broke, the thread snapped, ad in finitum. Small good ...


February 26, 2021

ZOOMING ALONG II

It’s been a busy week. The next few weeks maybe even busier. If You don’t get a note from me, I’ve still read you. Tuesday G had an hour long Zoom with his new museum director. Gosh I miss ...


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An artist and photographer living on the beach with a car guy.

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