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Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist living at the beach with a car guy. All entries are copyrighted under the author's legal name under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported. © Copyright 1974-2017.

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2 hours ago

QUIETLY in Postcards 4

As the trees outside our windows faded into twilight, I cranked up my computer. NASA offered a wonderful way to watch yesterday’s eclipse travel across the continent. From Oregon to Charlott...


1 day ago

SUNDAY in Postcards 4

• We got up at dawn to drive forever north for breakfast. Grandson Alex’s girlfriend believe’s in family. She believes they need to stay in touch. She’s very right, but over the years my...


Mia and the Captain. It hasn’t been a good year for the Captain and her sister, Mia. Mia is home now recovering from a double bypass. Captain Poolie is once again in the hospital with the...


5 days ago

OH, SCHOOL in Postcards 4

Zoe, 2017 Zoe started school today. Margot dropped her off with friends to walk the last several blocks. Seventh grade….I remember it well. I asked George where he was in seventh grad...


6 days ago

INTO ACTION in Postcards 4

Out of focus us after action. Ok, we have a new major drain line from the kitchen, we have a new garbage disposal that actually works right instead of flooding the kitchen, my new partia...


7 days ago

QUALITY in Postcards 4

He called me just as I was settling in to my Monday nights at home routine. He reached Poway, and just after he rounded his last corner it began sounding like a buzz bomb. I reminded him t...


August 14, 2017

MONSOONAL PICNIC in Postcards 4

Three nice guys. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were some of the quietest days I remember in forever and ever. He bought and installed a new garbage disposal. I read. He ordered...


August 11, 2017

UPDATES AND ORTS in Postcards 4

• Quilt: These stars were to be a bottom border on the original design. Now a few of them are scattered about in the abstraction. I finally got to sewing only to discover that two of th...


August 08, 2017

KING SIZED in Postcards 4

Rayna Gillman, “Totem 2.” The little abstract quilt above gives you a general idea of the layout of the quilt I am working on. A center abstract block with very wide borders. The latest...


August 07, 2017

BUSY US in Postcards 4

From “Trappings” a show at the Mingei Museum, 2017. In my small town holiday parades, many horses work saddles like this. • Busy me. Sometimes busy is good. I cheated yesterday by ta...


August 05, 2017

SMALL PROJECTS in Postcards 4

I must confess what you already knew…I’m a slob. I take jewelry off and put it in a pot on top of my dresser. I don’t just throw things around anymore, I don’t decorate with my bracelets on n...


August 04, 2017

SISTERS in Postcards 4

Milaka, Amber, and Margot. Amber is in the health field and has a lovely new web page, New You Coaching. Margot will be going back to school for a CNA license…and has a job lined up at a...


…nothing petty in this pace. Home things. They creep up on you. Today was carpet cleaning day. It’s not as bad as main drain replace day…not at all. We had to look up the date of my pul...


August 02, 2017

CATCHING UP in Postcards 4

Peaceful here today. Sunshine here or there. A monsoonal mess is moving in from the south, and the humidity is appalling. He’s tucked inside with his Mountains of wrecked cars, and I will be...


August 01, 2017

REFLECTIONS in Postcards 4

Doggedly, and perhaps without much charm, I finally finished Photoshopping the Comic Con images. I’ve been tired, and I am aware that it’s not an excuse. Napping is me these days. Without a t...


July 31, 2017

A WONDERFUL VISIT in Postcards 4

Saturday was delightful. Nothing quiet or well mannered about this day at all. We joined the Automotive Museum Volunteers for a picnic in the park. Best of all, Grandson Alex, his lady and he...


July 28, 2017

THE FAMILY JEWELER in Postcards 4

There are two jewelers in OB. When OB was a Hippy Town, this man was the hippy jeweler. Lovely work but long beard and no shoes. Lovely, kind man too. For a year or so, he was king of th...


All our granddaughter Zoe wanted was a dragon. We have taken her to concerts and to other things, but she was a typical small child. The first year we took her to Comic Con, she was nervou...


There weren’t as many colorful costumes this year at Comic Con. I know that many of you aren’t as fascinated by this sub-culture as I am, but I find it a wonderfully creative world. These folks...


July 25, 2017

CHEESE QUISADILLIS in Postcards 4

No, I haven’t the faintest idea about who she is, but granddaughter Zoe will know. I finally went through Thursdays images, and put the best of them into a Facebook album. Yes, I said someth...


July 24, 2017

COSTUMES BE US in Postcards 4

Fallout 4. Viking Woman That was a “good first try” said the Society for Creative Anachronism ladies. It’s back to a normal Monday at last. Swim, home for breakfast, stretch clas...


July 18, 2017

FREE DAY in Postcards 4

• Today is our last day Comic Con free. Tomorrow afternoon, we are off to the convention center to pick up our volunteer badges. I’m looking forward to seeing friends again, and wondering ho...


July 17, 2017

UNDERBELLY in Postcards 4

Torrey Pines above the ocean. Torrey Pines slough. I love the world I see from the train. The great swaths of hills, the miles of ocean and sand, but I am just as fascinated by th...


July 16, 2017

TRAINING TO LA in Postcards 4

A wisp of steam comes from the valve. The engine is alive. We parked in Old Town. After I learned how to use the new ticket machine, we had an easy trolley ride to the San Diego train st...


July 14, 2017

ALL ABOARD in Postcards 4

…adapted from a blog entry written on July 1, 2011. I woke early this chill February morning. My bag is packed for the day, and I was eager to get going. My husband kindly drove me down to t...


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