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MY FAVORITE THINGS

Randomly and without categorization: 1.   British actor Bill Nighy 2.  Trader Joe’s Belgian Chocolate pudding 3.  Koh-I-Noor Chromatic Coloring Pencils 4.  Reading The Sun magazine on a Saturday afternoon 5.  Taking mental health days off from my job in mental … Continue reading

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YOU MIGHT GET LUCKY NOW AND THEN . . .

Where to begin.  Ahhhhhhh . . . We drove to Santa Rosa last Wednesday for the Knopfler concert.  I was a little hyper and jumpy, wanted to get to the venue early, then got there and we didn’t know what … Continue reading

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TRUDGE, TRUDGE, TRUDGE . . .

There’s a little bit of monologue by the Jeffrey Chaucer character (played amusingly by Paul Bettany) in (forgive me my cougar fantasies) the old Heath Ledger beef-ish cake-ish flick, A Knight’s Tale:  “Ahhh, yes, to trudge: the slow, weary, depressing … Continue reading

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG, THE GRASS HAS RZZZZZZ . . .

    I can smell the freesia and roses from across the room.  It’s not until I’ve gathered the first bouquet from our front yard that the disappearance of winter becomes palpable for me.  It’s true that we’ve been lolling about in … Continue reading

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A GUY AND A STAGE AND A CHAIR AND SOME WORDS

Two hours ago I experienced an incredible storytelling/performance at a local fringe festival.  “Wanderlust” by Martin Dockery recounts his five-month journey through the Sahara to Timbuktu in a dance of words and movement, at times frenetically comedic, at turns balletic and soulful. When I … Continue reading

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BEAUTY IS:

* a cat unfurling its body into a langorous stretch * poseable wood manikins dancing across shelf-tops * rebounding foliage from a sharply pruned rosebush * sunlight through windows replacing gray-white skies * red balloons * the clear blankness of an infant’s stare * anyone who makes … Continue reading

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In memory . . .

Miriam Alice Your departure is marked by smoke, a grayish-white plume lifting to simple blue sky. Nothing magical here, you might tell me, that is, if you had a voice I could actually hear. Your remains have been scratched into … Continue reading

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