Monthly Archives: June 2014

Scourge Of The 50’s; Unseen Monster At The Door

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, … Continue reading

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Theatre Brought To Us In A Little Red Truck

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 … Continue reading

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Purpose, Rhythm, Destiny; Lessons From The Sea

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 … Continue reading

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Let’s Rock On!

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 … Continue reading

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It’s A Double Dog Dare

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. … Continue reading

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Old Glory’s Day!

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 … Continue reading

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The Lid Is Down; It Will Type No More Forever

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 … Continue reading

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