a life well lived – Cathy Grawin

I just learned this morning that my dear friend, Cathy Grawin, passed away early Friday morning from ovarian cancer. I loved Cathy. I adored her. She was a role model to me in many ways. She was a woman who loved her life, who loved her work. She was an amazing plein air painter. We…

downtown life

So far I’ve had a pretty great day. I woke up around 7:45 am and went down to my favorite little French cafe (Cafe de L’Opera) around 8:30 am. The doors were closed, and I was sad that they might be closed, but then the owner saw me and opened the door for me. She…

OBX (and my return!)

Remember me? It’s been a while, I know. I always make the same excuses when I haven’t written in a long time. I’ll spare you. I changed up the theme of the blog, something I usually do when I try to get into posting more. It occurred to me that I have done a miserable…

no man’s land

I wrote a poem once about how 3 am is a no man’s land. It’s too late to still be up partying or whatever you’d like to do, and it’s too early to be up for the day. But here I am, for a couple reasons. I went to bed around 10 pm, after watching…

sweaty denim

I have these old worn out jeans that I can’t bring myself to throw out because they’re super comfortable. I’m only slightly embarrassed to admit that the thigh rubbing area is getting thin and in some places has worn through. I have taken to walking in them. My last few walks have taken me further…

I should stop wearing Birkenstocks to the grocery store

I fell in a grocery store today. Again. That’s the 2nd time in as many years. I have a third fall to my credit as well that happened a few years ago when I lived in Clairemont. The culprit in all three instances has been water on the floor. Today’s adventure was at the Vons…

NPM – 24 of 30

hole in the floormat my driver’s side floormat has a hole where my right heel has worried through the fabric I don’t know how long my heel has worked to accomplish this feat I have noticed it slowly growing I have rearranged the floormat to slow the growth but it always inches back to the…

NPM – 23 of 30

yes, I know April is over, but I still owe 8 poems…they’ll get filtered in here and there 🙂 ~~ when you’re the person being honked at to go at a green light it happens you consider yourself a pretty good driver attentive, law-abiding for the most part but some days you’re on auto-pilot driving…

NPM – 22 of 30

the woman in the car behind me she is an older woman but seems well put together she is touching up her make-up fluffing her hair she checks her watch I wonder if she is late for an appointment an interview a date she uses her rear view mirror as a final check on her…

NPM – 20 of 30

as you’ve probably surmised, when I don’t have the inspiration for much, I turn to haiku it may be kind of cheating, but it works for me ~~ another long day getting ready to leave town needed getaway

NPM – 19 of 30

headache today probably from not eating anything but chocolate all day it persists after eating makes it difficult to even stare into this screen’s white glare these words are not even a true poem early night