Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hope And Promise In A Quonset Hut

I have an old wicker chest in my room where I store odds and ends, a little bit of everything me; from stamps I collect and have not placed in my album yet, to books with which I cannot bear … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mr. McKuen!

In 1966, I moved from my little valley town to the San Francisco Bay Area. The fountainhead of creativity, freedom, revolution. In all ways of expression, I was there; red bandanna, blue work shirt, threadbare jeans, sandals, guitar, bicycle. In … Continue reading

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An Easter Lily For Dreams Deferred

My son and daughter-in-law brought me an Easter Lily. It is my very favorite flower, and this one is particularly beautiful. They surprise me with one every year, and even when they come into the house, and say, “Close your … Continue reading

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And The Oscar Goes To…The Emperor’s New Clothes! Oops, I Mean Frozen

SPOILER ALERT If you haven’t seen Frozen, stop reading now. Or, if it doesn’t matter, carry on. I am an enthusiastic fan of animated movies. Granted, I live with three young children who have an impressive library of animated films, … Continue reading

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Flaws, Filters, Or Forward March

…”So far today, I’ve done all right. I have not gossiped, lost my temper, been greedy, grumpy, nasty, selfish, or over-indulgent. I have not whined nor cursed. But I am going to get out of bed soon, Lord, and I … Continue reading

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