A Satisfied Mind

My birthday is coming up (Friday). My friend, Robt, posted a link to a song by Jeff Buckley on Facebook and mentioned me because Buckley has been a muse to me on a few occasions. His album, Grace, is sublime and was the inspiration for the name of the house concert I founded which also…

LifeBeat follow-ups

As you may recall, back in August 2020, I started doing a live show on Twitch through Puna Press Live. Puna Press is the publisher of my book of poetry. I did a live show every month, then I spread it out in the beginning of 2021. I know I didn’t want to do a…

hey there, hi there, ho there

Well, I let the summer completely go by without a post here of any kind. Summer was good. It was hot. Really hot at times. In mid-June, Sandy came to visit us for the first time since February 2020. She stayed for a week and it was great. We went to San Diego, we went…

December

Well, of course I didn’t complete NaBloPoMo (crying emoji face!) But let’s recap October and November while we’re here now. Octoberwell, of course there was work, which is going wellI watched episodes of a friend’s newest project that happened on Tuesdays in October. It’s a series called the Hope Desk and it’s a free hour’s…

an afternoon at the beach

It’s not really how it sounds. I mean, I was dressed in jeans, a long-sleeve shirt, and shoes & socks. But yes, I went to the beach today. San Clemente to be precise, and the reason was I was meeting a friend there. I packed a camp chair, some snacks, and layers. I’ve known Robt…

make-up post

Friends – I went to bed around 10 pm last night without writing here. I still didn’t get 7 hours of sleep because my eyes popped open at 5:30 am, and yes, I realize that would be 7 1/2 hours of sleep but according to my Fitbit, I was ‘awake’ for 55 minutes. Most of…

No justice.

The grand jury in the Breonna Taylor investigation came to a decision today. It was, not surprisingly, not satisfying in the realm of giving her some justice. Now all hell is breaking loose in Louisville. Again, not surprised. As I was writing, a quote came up on Facebook that I want to also put here:…

Almost six months

***Long post*** In a “normal” time, this Friday, September 18, I would be getting on a plane with my sister for our first trip to France (Paris first then the Riviera). The Paris days were our own, but the Riviera days were to be spent with a group to delve into creativity. This trip was…

August re-cap

Welcome to September. In August, I participated in an Instagram challenge called #augustbreak2020 that is created by Susannah Conway. She gives prompts for every day of the month and you post a photo inspired by that prompt. Some are easy, others are a little tough. The last day’s prompt was: August was…. My answer was…

Five months

It was five months ago today that CA Governor Newsom ordered the shelter-in-place order for the state due to the threat of the COVID-19. As of this writing, 8:41 pm, California has lost 11,686 of its people to the disease. And it has the highest number of confirmed cases in the U.S. at just over…