Some new info for those interested in saving money and getting rid of cable tv! Direct Tv Now just added ABC, so it's a no-brainer. For $40 a month we get everything we could want, live tv and the ability to "tape" shows (which we never do, but anyway...). We use Apple TV for everything … Continue reading Cutting the Cord, Redux
What books did you read as a child? Were you a Gary Paulsen fan? Did you love stories about fishing, outdoors, and survival? Or were you a Little House on the Prairie reader? Did you lose yourself in books like Judy Blume’s Blubber and Cynthia Voigt’s Dicey’s Song, to escape from the problems in your … Continue reading Textual Lineage
My son and daughter-in-law live in Outer Sunset-- just found (on Etsy) one of the great t shirts I see on my walks! Walking the path along the beach up to Golden Gate Park is the most fun thing we do! Now we have a baby in a stroller to join us and the dog! … Continue reading I love San Francisco
Today my husband went to Yale New Haven Hospital for brain surgery. Scary, yes. But he's wanted this ever since he was first diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. While his tremors are somewhat managed with medication, the disease prevents him from doing many of the things he loves: singing, playing the flute, backpacking. This surgery has … Continue reading Deep Brain Stimulation
Working on watercolors is way better than watching the news.
Have you ever wished you had the time to just sit and work on a creative project, something you’ve desired, but don’t yet have the skill for? I’ve always loved drawing, but can’t say I’m good at it. I have also admired watercolors, those of Joni Mitchell, those of John Singer Sargent, all kinds of … Continue reading Watercolor
There comes a time in your life when the overwhelming feeling is one of LOSS. You lose your beauty, your friends to illness, your sister to cancer, your grandchildren to the wider world. In that moment, you wonder: what’s next? You read poetry, you read short stories, you read novels about lives like yours that … Continue reading Writing to Save your Life