MageB ⋅ 77

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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19 hours ago

YES AND YES in Postcards 4

1978: Small bedroom Bookcase. Yes, I found my way downtown and to the library with no problem. My subconscious was worried that there would be no parking, but the lot was half empt...


1 day ago

AN INTERVIEW in Postcards 4

Abbott Street living room with grandma’s booKcase. I really should take the bus, but I can’t figure out how I walk from the bus to the Friends of the Library sales room. I’d take the...


2 days ago

TIES in Postcards 4

From Left to Right: Peaches, blacks, reds, and an assortment of blues. Greys, browns, and yellows. The estate sale had less of interest to me, but a box of ties caught G’s ...


Here’s a larger lady in bed writing in Journal Number 5. She’s working on Number 50 Now. • George is cheering as he managed to get Comic Con Badges within the first 15 minutes. He and I will v...


4 days ago

MYSELF in Postcards 4

1981: Old tower 4. No ramp or stairs for lifeguard access. I was not myself last week or even yesterday. Today I am almost bloomingly well. One hour more sleep will do that for you....


5 days ago

DOODLES in Postcards 4

Grandson Alex reports that the new child will be a boy. It’s nice to hear Alex’s voice through my morning haze. We love Alex, but we keep our distance because of his past. We let him reach ...


Photo: Google, Julia E. Across the street, there used to be a small, neighborhood strip mall with Sunshine Liquor in the center. The mall was for sale; it wasn’t for sale, it was, it ...


The Summer of Our Discontent. Grey skies again, and just for the moment I rejoice. I was off to a women’s meeting in real clothing. I told them that I was leaving for the winter. ...


October 08, 2018

AH COMFORT in Postcards 4

Ah, comfort. We went round and round in circles yesterday. First, an estate sale filled with marvelous fabrics of every era…quilts, south American weavings, and more. If I had been a ...


October 07, 2018

ADJUSTING in Postcards 4

I remembered to wear pink every day this month. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Just because I don’t volunteer for the ACS any more doesn’t mean my passion to find a cure has lessened. ...


October 06, 2018

HACKED in Postcards 4

Portland Union Station. Dear Friends: Hacked. One of my longtime blogger and Facebook friends said she got a friend request from me yesterday. Since I had no reason to do that, I wen...


October 05, 2018

SUNSHINE AND SPRINKLES in Postcards 4

2017: View of a California back road in the sunshine from the Northbound train. • I’m getting an awful lot of delayed stuff accomplished. It feels good. • Margot just called. Her Ort...


October 04, 2018

MORE STAIRS in Postcards 4

Back stairs art. Photo of it all if I have to take it down again. It’s amazing that we only had to hammer one nail into the walls for new images. Oh, most of the work came down durin...


October 03, 2018

LEFT KNEE in Postcards 4

2006: Left knee at Disneyland. We were off to see the Orthopedic doc at either. Instead of like the guy at Kaiser, who gave us only one option, Dr. Shultz gave us a three pronged app...


October 02, 2018

A NEW OCTOBER in Postcards 4

1982: At my one person show at Mile’s gallery. Pen and ink drawings and my journals. The gallery director ran off with all the money. Photo: CA. One of the things I am going to this...


October 01, 2018

LESS BOOKS in Postcards 4

A reading corner by a window. Dear George was really cranky when I delved into the vastly over-stuffed cubbyhole desk yesterday morning. All those mountains of paid bills, years of ...


September 29, 2018

TUCKS AND DARTS in Postcards 4

1984 with daughter Laka. A sunny November morning on the cottage steps. Into Action: • George is touching up the white next to the back steps. He added one more layer of bright col...


September 27, 2018

BOOKS, BOOKS, BOOKS !! in Postcards 4

Our shop, the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop here, is getting painted. It’s going from dramatic browns and gold accent walls to grey on grey. If you think painting a home is difficult...


September 25, 2018

THE GREAT OB FLOOD OF 1983 in Postcards 4

DAY 1: Hungover and leaning up against one of Timothy M’s old cars that I gave to Margot. I drank a lot the night before. There I was lying in bed near the bedroom window the next morning. ...


September 24, 2018

SAILING WITH THE STAR in Postcards 4

1976: Bob and Mother on the bridge of the Meg-a-Bob on the Star’s first trip to sea in forever. 1984: Margot and mother aboard the Meg-a-Bob heading out with the Star again. N...


September 23, 2018

CONTRAST AND CONTENT in Postcards 4

With spatter. Photo: G. I was just thinking that I bet the carpeted stairs on the first floor were as poorly constructed as the back stairs. The stairs and floors have been G’s focus f...


September 21, 2018

VALUE AND SATURATION in Postcards 4

2018: M and G at Boat House. Another Birthday Dinner. • You would never know that he goes to the gym every day, and I am down one size. • A free roast beef dinner at the boat hou...


September 20, 2018

WIND IN MY HAIR in Postcards 4

Heading home from Jo’s on a cold winters night. In the 60’s, I worked late as a general factotum at the Farman’s Ocean Beach house, and I didn’t have a good top on my car. It was a lo...


September 19, 2018

GOING FAST in Postcards 4

1972: Mage and Margot visiting my mother at Le Rondelet, Shelter Island. • This month is whizzing by. Fast. • I’m plugged into the Million Veteran Project tracking genetics. • Ge...


September 18, 2018

REMEMBERING in Postcards 4

Yes, I remembered my glasses I even remembered to dust them before I put them on so my eyes don’t tear all over my face from my allergies. I remembered my pads so I don’t leak in public when ...


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