As a child who grew up in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, I knew all about summer sizzle. We lived with triple digit heat day after day, and never dreamed there was cooler weather in other places. Well, there was the coast, but that was special, and just for two weeks vacation each […]Read More Scourge Of The 50’s; Unseen Monster At The Door
Opportunities for children to learn, grow, shine are sought and seized by eager parents everywhere, wanting more than anything to provide that environment where their kids not only develop whatever gifts and talents they have, but thrive and revel in them. Sometimes, parents’ intentions are to help their child with social skills, with self-esteem, with […]Read More Theatre Brought To Us In A Little Red Truck
It finally is the last week in June, and when I was growing up, that meant pack the suitcases and the car, fill the gas tank, and head for Santa Cruz. I do not have any memories of summer vacations spent anywhere else. Santa Cruz was our go to place, and it never occurred to […]Read More Purpose, Rhythm, Destiny; Lessons From The Sea
This morning, while I peacefully sat drinking coffee, and chatting with my family; seven year old granddaughter, who had been studying me from across the living room, said, “Grandma, you look just like a rock star who grew up”. Wow! I’m good with that! And if our grandchildren want to think we look like rock stars […]Read More Let’s Rock On!
Last week I was absentmindedly reading friends’ Facebook posts and comments, when I came across one that not only made me do the cartoonish ahooga eye-pop; but put me in such a state, I wanted to smack something, or someone. I read and reread the comment; no question about it, the writer, in all his […]Read More It’s A Double Dog Dare
June 14, 1777 – Continental Congress adopts the following: Resolved: That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation. The States represented by a star, with their date of admission: Delaware (December 7, 1787), Pennsylvania (December […]Read More Old Glory’s Day!
Yesterday my faithful and trusted computer just quit. Not exactly as I have seen computers quit before; it simply refused to connect with the internet, no matter how much I pleaded with, or cajoled it. Nothing would compel it to speak to WiFi, and it would not put anything on the screen, even though the […]Read More The Lid Is Down; It Will Type No More Forever