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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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11 hours ago

COMICS TOO in Postcards 4

Yes, there are comics and all sorts of illustrated books at Comic Con. 2009. Little Lulu lives even slightly out of focus. 2009. Himself: He’s coughing more and enjoying i...


1 day ago

A JOURNEY in Postcards 4

”Well, I guess we are taking the next trolley home, dear.” 2009. It’s been an absolutely fascinating journey through the huge volume of Comic Con photos on my HD. So much just shot on ...


2008; Costume drama to… ..a clash of physical drama out in the sun. …inside The King and Queen await your pleasure. Since I didn’t sleep well again, I thought it might be t...


3 days ago

BETTER in Postcards 4

I’ve had plan’s all week to do small but wonderful things. No such luck. This common cold has left me sleepless in San Diego. I’d take my meds, lay down with my head raised, and I’d wake eve...


4 days ago

WAITING in Postcards 4

Last year at Comic Com, we both volunteered in the Portfolio Area. Here, small businesses and large corporations like Disney or Scribner’s take a tiny booth, and folks sign up and line up to ha...


5 days ago

DREAMS in Postcards 4

From the mezzanine, you are looking down on the small press area. Yes, there really is a world of small press putting out not just illustrated books but good science fiction. Individual writer...


7 days ago

AMUSEMENTS in Postcards 4

George agrees with me, I caught this bug from some kind person who hugged me. Unfortunately, I kissed George and now he has it too. • For the short time I am awake during the day, I’m followi...


March 15, 2017

SLEEPING in Postcards 4

And now I have a cold. I won’t tell you all the things I’m thinking. They are a little too blue….or black. I doze at my computer until woken up to go back to bed. I sleep till noon, eat, the...


March 13, 2017

CATS NOT IN THE WILD in Postcards 4

Trivia of the week: Grumpy had a dead battery after sitting for a month. He’s now on a trickle charger. George now has only one day of overtime. I have one sticky finger that’s painfu...


March 12, 2017

ONE HANDED in Postcards 4

A Comic Con attendee with a sense of humor. When you have no hands that work well, what do you need? Many helping hands. When you have one hand, you need to be able to pull things up and...


March 11, 2017

TICKETS !!!! in Postcards 4

Last week the Comic Con folks let everyone know that this weekend would be ticket sale time. Last year, after a long wait and struggle online, we received tickets for one day each. It was a...


March 10, 2017

SPRINGING AHEAD in Postcards 4

New leaves. March 7: Tuesday. Dozing at my computer. Later out to run an errand and felt liberated, light and fluffy too. Can use my left hand without much pain…what a gift. March 8: We...


March 06, 2017

THREE DAYS IN MARCH in Postcards 4

3-3-17 March 4: Saturday. With arm in sling, we visited a friend, bank, two estate sales, lunch, and a nap. It sounds adventuresome but it wasn’t at all. Visiting the nap was extra sp...


March 04, 2017

RESOLUTE in Postcards 4

February 27: Rain…pouring rain all day. Over four inches of rain thundering down our roofs as if a team of horses were prancing on the wood. Simply wonderful stuff. February 28: Little nee...


February 26: Golden light and incoming storm. February 23: They took me with more questions about my breathing, and they let me have G’s company until the last few minutes. I awoke to a thi...


February 25, 2017

HANDS in Postcards 4


February 22, 2017

SO FAR, SO GOOD in Postcards 4


February 22, 2017

UNKNOWNS in Postcards 4

The Point Loma lighthouse. I had planned on having the surgery in a outpatient surgery center. Instead, I have been getting phone calls for the last four days about my allergies and brea...


• I’m settling down for the long haul in my favorite chair. Yes, it needs washing. Yes, the sofa and Morris chair could do with some soap and water too. They aren’t getting it quite yet. ...


February 20, 2017

MAKING A LIST... in Postcards 4

Laka and Margot with Bill, Christmas 2016. Making a list. Or two. Shopping. Now I have fresh and frozen foods in the refrigerator. We have breakfast, lunches and dinners to the ready. I ...


February 19, 2017

LOVE AND TAXES in Postcards 4

Friend Mary and daughter Margot at the Boathouse. Yes, dinner was excellent. The bread was to die for as was my filet. I think we all enjoyed the evening except me….I kept channeling my mo...


February 18, 2017

FRIENDS AND FAMILY EDITED in Postcards 4

1980’S: She wrote on the bottom. See the bottom picture for how far she has come. Good Diane news from her daughter. “She can swallow water from a sponge and can move her right leg a little. ...


February 17, 2017

STROKE in Postcards 4

2014: Schmidley in Old Town at the Guadalajara Restaurant. Isn’t she cute even with her eyes closed. Posted on Diane’s blog was this note: “This is Diane’s daughter. Mom has had a stroke an...


February 16, 2017

FIRST RESPONDERS in Postcards 4

Lifeguard friends on and around the old OB tower. 1981? Photo from the “First Responders” show at the Automotive museum in Balboa Park. We headed off to the Automotive museum yesterday aft...


February 14, 2017

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY in Postcards 4

Oh, guilt…two pounds of chocolates on my much appreciated morning tray. We both visited See’s. I got him a small box of truffles. Ah, double guilt. Perhaps out-of-sight/out-of-mind will work...


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