Our Lyft Driver’s Music Video: Please Watch!

Ray and I took a Lyft yesterday from LAX and our driver was Robert Sutherland, the singer and songwriter of this video. Robert is from Jamaica and over the course of our 40 minute ride, we learned that he was a musician. He mentioned this song and that he was working in the studio making…

Hacks on HBO Max

Ray and I are watching Jean Smart in Hacks on HBO Max and I must say it’s exceptional. It takes an episode or two to really grab you, but after that, trust me, you’ll be hooked. Sixty-something Jean Smart is so well-suited for this role as a hard-nosed and hardworking comedienne who has been headlining…

Flash Fiction Using a Photo Prompt

Here is the prompt: Here is my flash fiction piece: Granny I love sitting on this porch in the early morning. Feeling the cool air before the heat sets in; hearing the coo of the mourning dove whose nest is in the barn across the yard from me. The chirping of crickets is gone now,…

Three Strangers on a Plane, Sharing

On my last plane flight from LA to Dallas in June to join husband Ray who was already in Texas, I sat in the window seat of my Southwest flight with two young men in the seats next to me. We were all masked per federal rules, and, unlike most trips when I say only…

Looking Up

I saw a red-tailed hawk Soaring in the Ojai sky And then I saw a second Joining in To glide together In peaceful harmony The red on their fanned tails Translucent in the sun In vivid contrast To the azure sky Offering a moment Of perfect solace On a warm summer day