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Journaling since 1974. I'm an artist, book lady, and quilter 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 1974-2018.

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9 hours ago

MEMORIAL DAY in Postcards 4

I like this flag photograph a lot. It’s an old shot, and one of my really old cranky computers reduced it in size. It was taken by an equally elderly camera, but I’ve enjoyed the unusualness o...


The boat ramp on Shelter Island, San Diego Bay, 2015. Panorama: G. There are always changes. G and I often take a picnic or hamburger to the Shelter Island boat ramp. There’s always a s...


4 days ago

A NORMAL ENTRY in Postcards 4

Waiting with a dozen squirrels. One of my readers wrote a note yesterday. She said, “Oh, a normal post.” “I hadn’t realized my posts weren’t normal,” I reply. Or, what is normal. I wr...


5 days ago

THE GOOD STUFF in Postcards 4

2018 May: Disney Wonder. Photo: G. The May Grey has been closing in. I’m making a deliberate attempt to take my camera with me every time I leave the house. And we have been out and about a b...


7 days ago

MEA CULPA in Postcards 4

1953 I tried to open the ACS facebook page yesterday morning at 0700, and it wouldn’t open. It told me that I had “opted out of this Facebook platform.” I had not done that at all. I emai...


May 17, 2018

RAT RODS in Postcards 4

A Rat Rod is an old vehicle recreated into a artistic pile of machinery. The run of the Rat Rods at the Automotive Museum is almost over. George is enthusiastic when a show first starts. ...


I must admit that I’m fascinated by theturn of the century engineering creations that are scattered all over America. In Minneapolis, George and I traveled the river by burned out shells of flo...


May 14, 2018

GOOD BETTER BEST in Postcards 4

When I first get to work, I pull my apron and camera on and go take shots for the (ACS Discovery Shop/Point Loma) shop’s Facebook page. I stagger about the floor just shooting what I see. I’...


May 13, 2018

HAPPY HAPPY in Postcards 4

1983 Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate the day. Happy Mother’s Day to my two daughters Margot and Milaka. Happy anniversary day to George and I. We met this day 35 years ago. Happy...


May 10, 2018

SIMPLE BEAUTY in Postcards 4

Marc Chagall’s Bouquet, print. Mostly I find myself smiling all the way to work. I who forget everything have never forgotten to post an image to Facebook every morning. When I first ar...


May 10, 2018

SIMPLE BEAUTY in Postcards 4

Marc Chagall’s Bouquet, print. Mostly I find myself smiling all the way to work. I who forget everything have never forgotten to post an image to Facebook every morning. When I first ar...


Low art. <center></center><center><font size="1">Low art.</font></center> We are having the carpet cleaned…again. While I was out this morning, G took d...


Low art. We are having the carpet cleaned…again. While I was out this morning, G took down all the low art and moved all movable furniture. The Carpet cleaner guy, who is an exceptionally n...


May 07, 2018

VIEWS in Postcards 4

Heading up the California coastline. 2017. Walking in the pool this morning, I took a moment to look up as a jet roared overhead. I floated comfortably as I watched contrails far overhea...


One of our volunteers brought in these two grandmother made quilts into the store. They are both ruined. I don’t think any of the nine patch can be saved. The black die has eaten away the fa...


May 03, 2018

TEETH in Postcards 4

1969, Balboa Park, Charlie Davis, photographer. Yes, those are all my teeth. Every one of them. Now in 2018, they are not all mine any more. Many are missing because of my own neglect. ...


May 01, 2018

MAY DAY in Postcards 4

Mission Bay, Point Loma, and the Pacific from Kate Sessions Park. Not all countries celebrate May Day any more. When I was a kid we wrapped May Poles with streamers and snuck little bou...


2007, I used to talk with Zac every day. Sunday: After a very losing game at Petco Park, we rolled on home to shower and hit an inspiring meeting. Something we ate didn’t agree with eithe...


April 29, 2018

ROLLING RIGHT ALONG in Postcards 4

2001: Mage at the Tate London. “Used to’s” don’t matter if you are living in the now. I’ve always walked distances every day. And I should tell you that I loved walking the three miles ...


April 28, 2018

GENERATIONS in Postcards 4

2006: Tom and Betty dancing on their visit to San Diego. Our family on both sides have small generations. My grandfather’s sister died at thirteen. My mother and her brother lived good li...


Perhaps I was mourning yesterday. Unlike Claudia, I’m not good at bouncing back from things. She would leap on her bike or go on a hike. I slept. On and off all day, I slept. Not voluntaril...


April 24, 2018

FRIENDS AND MENTORS in Postcards 4

2017: Claudia. Photo: Family. Once long, long ago, I made a phone call just the phone man was there to take out the phone. I was answering an ad for cook and general factotum. The writ...


April 24, 2018

FRIENDS AND MENTORS in Postcards 4

2017: Claudia. Photo: Family. Once long, long ago, I made a phone call just the phone man was there to take out the phone. I was answering an ad for cook and general factotum. The writ...


It was a busy, busy day ending in sad forgetfulness. We rushed around in the sunshine getting errands run, smiling at ourselves, having fun and giving back at the same time. You can’t beat th...


April 21, 2018

EARTH DAY in Postcards 4

Today is Earth Day. Last night G and I watched a two hour long episode of Nova about Climate and Weather. Although I knew much of what the show was about, I didn’t know that trees held ...


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