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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

THE GATEKEEPER in Postcards 4

His shorts were eye catching. Before the gates opened, this man is the one that kept us all in order, and kept us laughing outside the Fair. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. H...


Our county fair has a theme every year. This year it’s a western focus, and we were greeted by these two gentlemen on their horses. Everybody wore cowboy hats…even the elevator operators. C...


We got to the Fair early enough to get the very first parking place. The sun came out in waves through the fogs, and we set out with camera’s in hand to record the fair as a happening. We ate...


Other than my blood sugar being sky high from all the cookie crumbles I’ve eaten…(the cookie lady at Cravory sold us a huge bag of broken cookies), everything is fine. I did get the top of my ...


4 days ago

OH SO SLOWLY in Postcards 4

Artist: Roger DeWeese. Title: Torrey Pines Ravens. Media: Sheet metal. Date: 1916. Shown at the San Diego County Fair. Give me a little anesthetic; I doze much of the next day. The C...


6 days ago

TRIMMED in Postcards 4

Another of those pesky but necessary doctor’s appointments for me today. His CT scan results came back glowingly normal. I am so grateful. My biopsy results came in yesterday saying that the ...


…or we are off to the fair. We are heading to the Fair this Sunday. I flat out love the Fair. I love all the fuss, the sunshine, the massive color assault, even the noise, the critters,...


June 20, 2017

2016 WOODS in Postcards 4

A wooden Case Traction engine from the 2016 fair. It does look as if it works.


June 19, 2017

THE COUNTY FAIR in Postcards 4

We still have a genuine, old style, county fair here. There’s a midway, bands all throughout the venue, prizes for foods, displays, collections, and of course quilting. There are prizes for th...


June 17, 2017

THE CROWS in Postcards 4

One crow getting chewed out…illustration for a children’s book. Artist: Maud Amy Robson Gunthorp. Media: Pastilles. Date: 1930”s. We are off to celebrate a birthday. 60 years, that’s qu...


June 16, 2017

MY HEROS in Postcards 4

Captain Poolie…doing better but feeling worse. She’s my hero. I didn’t think I would be nervous about the skin cancer surgery…but I was. On hold most of the day, that was me. I did not...


June 15, 2017

RESISTANCES in Postcards 4

Sunlight shining through the stained glass window onto the hall wall. Not only because I’ve been harassed recently, nor just because of the Washington baseball shooting, but also because...


June 13, 2017

CUTTING in Postcards 4

<center> This very out of focus area is not this messy now. It will be worse soon. After I drive down to pick up my red glasses with their new lenses, I am going to do two things. 1. Pul...


June 12, 2017

RUTHLESSNESS in Postcards 4

A cottage at Narragansett and Sunset Cliffs. We used to live in a little cottage a tiny bit smaller than this one on Sunset Cliffs. I was then the proud owner of one bookcase….Grandma Mau...


June 10, 2017

FALLOUT 4 in Postcards 4

First person shooter game costume: Fallout uniform of a person just released from Vault III. I’m just about through decorating G’s Fallout costume. I was hoping he would do steampunk in a ...


Grandma’s Maudie’s three crows. The two outside birds are chewing out the chagrined middle bird. An illustration for a book. Upstairs bathroom. .............................................


June 07, 2017

INVENTORY in Postcards 4

Dishes: Soft green white and cinnamon Russell Wright dishes with a little color to add snap. Cross stitch and embroidery both found in thrift stores. Georges Chevy pickups and tow tr...


June 06, 2017

MAKING A RECORD in Postcards 4

I was such a functional human yesterday. Never before have I attended so carefully to the things that needed to get done. Laundry, gym, more laundry, menu planning and grocery shopping while ...


June 05, 2017

SHEETS, SHEETS in Postcards 4

Lately, I’ve been more concerned with my friends and myself wearing out than my things wearing out. Silly me. I went to use my favorite heavy frying pan, and the Teflon was bubbling off. I...


June 02, 2017

STEPPING UP in Postcards 4

Grey steps trod on by long skirted ladies lifting their hems up against the dust. Red steps trod on by town selectmen briefcases in hand projects in mind. Brown steps danced on by long hair...


June 01, 2017

A GOOD LIFE in Postcards 4

George very kindly wakes me, drives me to the clinic, brings coffee and a slice of bread with us, and makes totally inoffensive remarks all the way through the experience. While he is being kin...


May 30, 2017

MORE THAN in Postcards 4

At Petco Park. • It’s baseball season again. I’ve poked, prodded, and cajoled himself, but no seats have appeared. He has to purchase them as he is the person with the hefty work sche...


May 28, 2017

EXTEMPORANEOUSLY in Postcards 4

I keep telling people…you gotta own a truck. No household is complete without a truck. It doesn’t do any good when talking to folks on limited incomes. Even richer folks with many cars an...


May 26, 2017

FLAGS in Postcards 4

I had no interest in flags as photo subjects until I took this picture. The drama of a full sized garrison flag, that’s the biggest one, on the side of a dry dock caught my attention. I was...


May 25, 2017

PASSAGES in Postcards 4

Flags ready to be passed out and installed on each grave. Memorial Day is, Wikipedia tells us is, “originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army ...


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