Tonight and Today

Scurrying this evening to get all the prep work done for the upcoming Story Circle Network classes that begin in mid-May. This is after a day up in Ojai taking care of estate-related business. The good news is I got a lot accomplished today and I feel much better knowing it’s done. Hooray. The weather…

Up in Ojai

We are up in Ojai tonight so we can handle some business tomorrow. The night is very quiet which is lovely because Ray and I have both had busy days. The dogs are with us.  They are happy in general and especially happy here. Something about being outside alot running from one place to another….

Last Stained Glass Class at Barnsdall Art Center Tonight

Liz and I have enjoyed meeting every Tuesday night from 6:30 – 9:30 at the Barnsdall Art Center in Hollywood to learn about stained glass. The teachers, a sweet couple who buzzed around helping everyone, were kind, supportive and helpful. I’ve never done one thing with stained glass – have hardly done anything in an…

Repost: Elie Wiesel’s “Night” and Its Relevance Today

Today I worked with one of my UCLA students on a paper centered on Elie Wiesel’s book, Night. This is Wiesel’s first-hand account of being forced to leave his home in Transylvania (along with his entire village) and relocate first to Auschwitz and later to Buchenwald concentration camps during World War II. The volume is…

Easter Day in Photos

This should pretty much say it all. St. Thomas the Apostle, Fully Festooned A portion of our motley crew of acolytes One acolyte gone astray in search of Easter eggs Auntie Liz and Luna at the Easter egg hunt Luna’s happiest moment: Meeting the Easter Bunny with Auntie Rachael            …

Today & A Little Visitor Tonight

We were up early this morning to go cook breakfast for the homeless at the Breakfast Club at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood. We also made 12 quiches to donate to the Easter brunch tomorrow for all of our parishioners. It’s amazing how 12 quiches seems like nothing when already cooking for 150 people. The…

Good Friday: How This Connects to Our Modern World

We have just come from church for Good Friday. Very touching indeed this mass. The Gospel reading was The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ according to St. John, which details Jesus’s condemnation by the crowd, his crucifixion and death, then being taken to the tomb. We sang a hymn during Communion with a verse…

Afternoon with Nico and Luna – A Happy Day

This afternoon, Ray and I had the pleasure of taking care of our two beloved grandkids. This was our first time solo with Nico for any length of time and a while since we have had Luna all to ourselves as well. Needless to say, they were sweet, adorable, beautiful, loving, did I already say…

Stained Glass Class Tonight

I have been to art class tonight at the Barnsdall Art Center with daughter Liz. This is a stained glass class, but there is also the option for mosaics. I have been working on a tree that I drew freehand, traced onto a sheet of copper foil, cut out, then glued onto a piece of…

New Resolve Prompted by My Visit to the Doctor

Today I had to go to the doctor for a physical and I am now home recognizing that it is time to do some life changing. Apparently, I have some weight to lose : 10 – 15 pounds (not a big surprise, of course, since I can read a scale as well as anybody, but…