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My painting found me after twenty years

How’s your week going? Good, I hope. Seriously. 🙂 Yesterday an old friend tracked me down through Facebook, where I participate under a fake name. Shh, don’t tell them. It’s illegal, which is so stupid, I decided to engage in civil disobedience and participate under a fake name. But she found me and sent me … Continue reading

Help, help! Want to be my book collaborator?

How is your week going? Good, I hope! I need a few folks to read my books before I publish them. NOT proofread, just read them and let me know if anything is wacky. Like, “Wait a minute, I thought the villain was thrown off a cliff, not drowned in a tsunami”-Ooops, my bad, can’t … Continue reading

Brushed by the Wispy Wings of History

If you live long, and I hope you do, you will look back and realize that history has now and then brushed by you with wispy wings. When I was a little girl, I used to visit Aunt Sarah. Back then, kids could wander around town in safety because we all knew each other and … Continue reading

Don’t Feel Bad-Nobody Knows What the Heck They’re Doing

How’s your week going? Good, I hope. Found this article that made me both laugh and feel better so thought I’d share. It seems that those folks we admire as over achievers often feel like they don’t know what the heck they’re doing. For example, “Messi, arguably the best soccer player of all time, almost … Continue reading

Blessed are the Creatives

Blessed are the Creatives, the artists, poets, musicians and writers. Obviously, “blessed” does not mean the same thing as financially rewarded, but then I never met a Creative who would trade creativity for whatever skills, say, an accountant needs. Patience? Love of detail? Pleasure in perfect sums? Yesterday I was playing with paintings I made … Continue reading

The Ancient Snake, baby

You may be aware of a persistent rumor that world leaders are actually alien reptiles, an idea widely promoted by David Icke. You can even find Youtube proof  (the most reliable kind of proof 🙂 in videos exposing world leaders: “Did you see it, their eyes changed!”   The Doors expressed the symbolic power of … Continue reading

Be Creative-now climb into one of these boxes…

How is your week going? Good, I hope. Are you a Creative? An artist, poet, musician, or a writer? “Creative” is a pretty big sandpile to play in, so I don’t feel too bad asking the question. But then every Creative I know also needs to eat and pay the rent, just like everyone else. … Continue reading

I finished the new book but forgot to get groceries

How have you been? Good, I hope. I’ve been away to a stone age island in Polynesia, (in my imagination) writing As the Sparks Fly Upward, a tale of romance, religion, politics and mostly humans being human, which is always a hilarious condition. I was supposed to go get groceries this morning and I meant … Continue reading

The Long Winter Ends

I understand, on a gut level, the theme of death and rebirth so prominent in even stone age religions. In the fall, mysteriously, the plants wither and the color departs and the long winter sets in. Death all around. What if spring never returns? And so, many ancient peoples held New Year celebrations with various … Continue reading

The Road Winds Upward

I called my genius geek son last night to ask what he thought of Windows 8, since I had just spent four days trying to slay that Wannabe Phone. Apparently Windows 8 was a huge flop and generated so much profanity that I need not add mine to it. He said they were coming out … Continue reading