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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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THE "MORGUE" in Postcards 4

Crow Landing, Pinterest, © Sandra Smith, SnowPoring.deviantart.com on @deviantART I’m looking for a detailed picture of a crow landing. Yes, there were lots of pictures of crows on Googl...


The air shimmers with the heat. The monsoonal season that usually sweeps through Arizona, is coming up our way first. Normally we have a temperature of a comfortable 76f (24.4 c) here in ...


4 days ago

RESTORATION in Postcards 4

Round house restoration work. Heading out of LA Union station, I always keep a lookout for restoration work. (In the background are the downtown buildings of LA.) Here the round house ...


6 days ago

CONSTRUCTIONS in Postcards 4

THE dining room table decorated for summer. • Gr-gr-great Grandma Ba’s dining table. Here it is decorated for summer. I had lots of fun roaming Bobbie’s house with a camera in hand. B...


We loved our salads. Beloved George got me to the train a little early, and, after I parked my walker and suitcase in the luggage area, I was able to get a seat upstairs. On the Surfliner,...


August 02, 2018

WE LOVE CHANGE in Postcards 4

Hauling my regular, steel reinforced, Samsonite, workhorse of a small suitcase upstairs reminded me that it was heavy. I just need room for my pillow. Yes, that’s what I said…pillow. My alle...


Somehow I didn’t get much done yesterday morning….that I remember. I did make it to the dentist on time. They took impressions, now including the front tooth that fell out. I really wanted a ...


July 31, 2018

I AM WHAT I EAT in Postcards 4

The Biopsy spot isn’t healing well, so I am stuck on dry land a few more days. I picked up the cleaning, and our Comic Con costumes are home again. An appalling amount of laundry got done in v...


July 28, 2018

JOURNALING in Postcards 4

Outside on the top deck looking down the length of the Convention Center. I picked up a book on Journaling at work yesterday. It made me aware that I don’t really keep a journal any more. Perh...


July 26, 2018

HOT, HOT in Postcards 4

He works in the disabled area handing out badges every year. It’s quiet outside. The heat slows everyone down especially me. All day I’ve been thinking of little things I want to say, but all...


July 25, 2018

WINGS in Postcards 4

Steampunk with wings. Such Joy. I did spend a block of my day looking at photos from Comic Con. This one is just about the best shot I made. I didn’t even have to crop it. ………………………………………………...


July 24, 2018

DOMESTICITIES in Postcards 4

I’d planned to go to either a meeting or workout in the pool this morning. Only after I decided to go to the pool did I realize I still have an open wound on my leg from the spot the doc took h...


July 23, 2018

DAY 6: LAST DAY in Postcards 4

It was the usual crowded Comic Con, but we loved it. Zoe joined us this last day, and she was a wonderfully poised, delightful 13 year old. She knew all the costumes, and she was quite unafra...


We got there too early for our assignments, but after trying to get coffee we got both just in the knick of time. Portfolio Review again. I remembered my pen. Switched to bigger chair. The...


<center></center><center><font size="1">I thought these the most inventive costumes. Sorry about the arm, but I never got a clear view.</font></center> Schedu...


A Comic Con view from the Trolley. We flat out love working the Portfolio Review Area. Getting to view the work and talk to artists from all over the country yesterday was a treat. After wo...


July 19, 2018

DAY 2: ANTICIPATION in Postcards 4

Qualcomm Station before the crowds. We arrived at the sign in place for early volunteers only to find they didn’t put us in the computer for a second day. Slightly relieved, we went downstair...


July 18, 2018

DAY: 1 in Postcards 4

George coming down Peter’s hall that’s lined with wood and artifacts from wonderful ocean liners of the past. We started early, and made it to the Dermatologist’s office right on time. He a...


Peter in front of a wall sculpture. We were invited up to Peter Knego’s home to see the latest installation. Abstract flat discs now surround a light fixture as they once did on the PACIFIC P...


July 14, 2018

GRATITUDES in Postcards 4

We took Margot out with a crowd to dinner last night for her birthday. She delighted in the socialization. Despite all her physical problems, she seems the happiest I have ever seen her. She ...


July 12, 2018

SHARING STEAMPUNK in Postcards 4

2013 at the Comic Con Steampunk Gather. It’s almost Comic Con, and we are both excited about it. Our costumes are out. He’s wearing both of his. Papers are scattered here and there…mine sti...


July 10, 2018

SATURATED COLOR in Postcards 4

Sometimes, walking by the dry and hanging laundry, the colors knock me out with their saturation. Even my Hawaiian mumu’s seem to blend in without a fight with those other summer colors. I pause...


July 09, 2018

PRIDE TOO in Postcards 4

More Orts: • It’s San Diego Pride Week here. Yes, I am very proud of all three of my gay grandchildren. Grandma waves. • It’s also the last week before Comic Con. We are volunteering more...


Two sets of 1940’s dishes by Blue Ridge/Southern Potteries. Just today: • I forgot A pile of set aside books when I headed to work. I forgot my hearing aids. Worst of all, I wasn’t going t...


July 05, 2018

A HOMEY 4TH in Postcards 4

From an email….. Hope you are going to be able to stay cool during this heatwave. It’s supposed to be 90 here at the beach. WOW. We will have to make an effort to cool off the house before th...


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