Feeling Heartened

I am in Week Two of my “Writing Short” class that I am teaching for Story Circle Network and I just have to say how much I am enjoying this experience. I have taught this class many times over these past several years and each time, there is a wonderful coming together of personalities and…

Back to Pottery Class at the Barnsdall

We went to our pottery class today at the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood. Ray, Liz and I are taking this class for the second time. It lasts 10 weeks and is 3 hours every Tuesday night. The best deal in town since for a senior (62 and above) the cost is $90 + $50…

A Lovely Time Together

Back to LA after less than 24 hours in Ojai and only a couple of hours at the beach, and yet this quick trip felt as restful as a week away to anywhere else. Such is the power of the Ojai orange grove and a magical little piece of beach in Ventura called “Surfers’ Point.”…

Ojai with Our Welsh Friends 

We are up in Ojai this evening with Jan and Rich Davies, the sister-in law and brother of our friend and priest, Ian. Our other guest is our granddaughter, Luna. We watched the solar eclipse, cooked chicken over the fire and enjoyed the peacefulness of the Orange grove. Here is a picture: Lots of fun!

The Gifts I Receive

Today we had our Breakfast Club at St. ¬†Thomas the Apostle in Hollywood. We had our usual patrons, and our usual fare of homemade goodies, ranging from cheesy potatoes to bread pudding. I went out and sat at a table for a while with our diners. One of the homeless women came up with a…

My Day with Some of My Family

I have had the chance to spend much of the day with two of my three daughters and my sweet granddaughter, Luna. I also saw my son-in-law this evening for a little while I am happy to report that all is well with everyone I saw – except, of course, the amount of work our…

Home At Last!

Finally back home after what seemed like a very long trip from Texas to Ojai and then down to LA. I am just glad to be here. We are both exhausted, but happy to have made it through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California pulling almost a 20 foot trailer with a fifteen passenger van….

Reflections On Traveling, the Wild West and Being a Woman

Ray and I are driving through New Mexico and Arizona enroute to Ojai tonight. In just a bit, we will cross the Colorado River and enter California. We are pulling a big trailer, which is why we are going to Ojai instead of LA. We will be leaving the trailer there to unload before we…

Back After a Break

Hi, my friends.  Ray and I are in our van on Interstate 40 in the middle of a rainstorm. We are about sixty miles from Tucumcari, New Mexico and have already pulled over once due to high winds. We are pulling a nineteen foot trailer with our fifteen passenger van so we don’t want to…

Short Hiatus

Taking a two day hiatus from my blog. Flooded with work and other general nuisances. I’ll check back in with you soon. Happy Tuesday. Len