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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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1 day ago

DAWN RITUALS in Postcards 4

These blowsey, white, clumpy roses are suddenly appearing everywhere all over the city. Coffee….there is no life without coffee. These days, dear G staggers up the stairs with coffee for both...


2 days ago

420 in Postcards 4

“It’s 420,” Julie said to me at the pool. After she had said it at least 15 times to all of us, I asked what it meant. “It’s the number of the marijuana initiative,” she said. “I have no idea ...


3 days ago

LISTENING in Postcards 4

I finished a couple of roses and almost finished another yesterday. They are a little better than last years, I feel. Then this morning, after the pool, I had coffee with Kay and was able to t...


4 days ago

GORDITA in Postcards 4

Sunday we had a half day at the Spring Round Up. It was a sunny and gorgeous day but there was one more business meeting. Did I ever mention that I truly dislike business meetings? What would...


5 days ago

FLOWERFUL in Postcards 4

Every vacant lot, empty field, and verge are covered with daisy’s. Yes, these are wildflowers. Because of the huge rains we have had, these wild flowers are growing with exceptional enthusiasm...


Wonderful weekend with a too short visit with Tabor and Husband then it was off to the convention. Lots of sunshine. Way too many very good homemade cookies in the hospitality Room. This i...


April 13, 2017

A SHORT BED in Postcards 4

The hotel potting shed. Packing is always such sweet sorrow. Right now Grumpy’s bed is full. We still need to add all our suitcases and the walker. It needs judicious repacking before we hea...


One of my favorites. • Yes, I will take my suit to the hotel….they have several pools there. • Yes, the truck gets washed today. • Yes too, we are not on our diet yet so I am picking up a...


April 11, 2017

SMALL EXCITEMENTS in Postcards 4

The sun is out. The leaves on the trees are almost all green now. George’s bird feeder has given one local flock of starlings a good winter feed. We can tell as the males are almost all crown...


April 10, 2017

LISTS, WE MAKE LISTS in Postcards 4

It’s the start of a busy and happy week. • Today errands and air the suitcases. Did I say they were far, far away on shelves on the other side of the truck? Carefully as I overused my hand y...


April 09, 2017

THE BEST OF.... in Postcards 4

We went off investigating today. The Bill Moyers group has just started a new series highlighting some of the best, in-depth investigative journalism that is uncovering real news, revealing wro...


2013: Her Majesty. One of G’s coworkers at the Automotive Museum got married. He’s a really nice young man as is this lovely, tall, thin young lady he married…Don and Anne. The problem…he g...


April 07, 2017

OH, HURRAH!!! in Postcards 4

The House Quilt…….made up of American Historic homes plus the traditional log cabin quilt block. My first full sized quilt. Yes, up and showered and dressed early, then we were off to the Ortho...


April 06, 2017

ROSES in Postcards 4

It’s that time of year again….roses. I arrive at the convention ready not only for a weekend of socialization but also for roses. Recently sold, this “resort” in Mission Valley really did need...


April 05, 2017

OUTSIDE COMIC CON in Postcards 4

2010: Right outside the Convention center doors, the endless stream of busses disgorge attendees from an infinite number of hotels. Here, it seems, we have crinolined bunnies. 2010: Horror ...


April 04, 2017

SNIPPITS in Postcards 4

2008: Baby Edward Sissorhands. Friday the 7th, I go see the Orthopedic Surgeon…I hope for the last time. I’ve been in the water every day for two weeks now, and the protective bag G got for ...


April 03, 2017

RED QUEEN in Postcards 4

2014 Perhaps the Red Queen is real. What a wonderful costume this one is. I never get tired of shooting the wonderful people I find at Comic Con, and all I can hope is that you haven’t grown...


April 02, 2017

TWITCH in Postcards 4

I’ve begun sending mildly irate email notes and messages. “Dear Mystery Guild… Yesterday, which was the first, the Mystery Guild page wouldn’t take my password. I changed my password. It woul...


April 01, 2017

Adaptations in Postcards 4

The lighter weight revised costume. The second year with this costume. Very heavy hat which gave him a terrible headache. It was a busy and amusin g day yesterday. Himself wants to get a...


March 31, 2017

CLASSY QUEEN in Postcards 4

I spent most of yesterday downloading the best of Comic Con 2013 to Photobucket. There was an amazing number of good photographs. This woman is my hero. Not only does she show up to the Con i...


I was dogged yesterday. I put all my oars in the water and saved JPG’s. No, my 2016 Comic Com images are gone forever, but I made sure everything else had been saved in three places. Everyth...


March 29, 2017

ONE HANDED STUFF in Postcards 4

…or don’t read this if you don’t like endless stuff. Cabrillo Lighthouse on the top of Point Loma. Slowly but surely I recreate the 2016 image files. So far 907 Comic Con 2016 jpgs hav...


March 28, 2017

LOSS AND GAIN in Postcards 4

Brothers. In my sadness after Diane’s death, I wandered the web and picked up a something nasty on my computer. I thought I had saved everything, but I hadn’t before I turned it over to...


March 27, 2017

GLORIOUS in Postcards 4

We took brief part in a glorious few moments of a birthday this weekend. Zoe, in the middle, is now twelve. They came to us for a gift, no hugs yet, and time on the beach. BFF’s my daughter s...


Deep sadness over Diane’s death. Then anger over my own continuing illness…three months of this, now stirred by my computer’s unwillingness to start. Like Diane, my computer won’t restore, and ...


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