Haikus Across America

Family play day Once a baby, now he’s five Fun at Disneyland Always miss Carla Prayers for David and their kids Rich for knowing her Farewell to LA The Land of the Long Brown Cloud Love the memories Watercolour views Rear view mirror landscaping Silver light sunset When will the hurt stop? Can the Canyon […]

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LACMA

Did you know that you can visit LACMA for free? You can. I do it not as often as I’d like. Read more in my new post on Cherry Blossoms.

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The Storms of Life

Bad weather in our lives can come from numerous sources and there’s very little we can do about it. We can fortify our homes, shelter our families, and batten down the hatches, but we can’t control the duration, location, or severity of the storm. These storms can come from a variety of origins. Sometimes storms are […]

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The Mighty Winds of Change

Hurricane-force winds blew through Southern California with so much force yesterday that everyone sat up and took notice.  They toppled trees and power lines, created widespread damage, and directly impacted everyone. In the morning Paul left for a client visit and returned home minutes later, announcing that he had had to cancel his appointment because he was being laid off. […]

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End of Summer Vacation

Two weeks ago my stepmother called and asked hypothetically if she was going to San Francisco for work and my Dad had enough points to fly me up, could I meet her for a girls’ weekend in San Francisco? I looked at the calendar and could not believe that she was referring to the weekend […]

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A Sweet Story

After our anniversary I felt like I was passing out that darned sheet cake to everyone I saw. If the mailman had stopped by, I’d have given him cake, too. We had friends over for dinner on Monday and as we offered more brisket, more asparagus, more potatoes, Albe finally cornered me and made me […]

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Twelfth Anniversary

We celebrated our anniversary early, in Michigan, but that didn’t take place of enjoying our special day. Yesterday, in addition to being the day that Red came home, was a really great day. After my morning lessons, Boy Blue and I picked up Red and Gramdaddy from the airport (my father-in-law flew out with the […]

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Red Returns

We got the call from my mother-in-law that Red and his grandfather are enroute. She also relayed the following story: This morning it got to be 9am and they still hadn’t seen nor heard Red. Sleeping so late is uncharacteristic of him: he goes to bed easily and sleeps soundly all night, waking around 8 […]

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