“Grandma, Aren’t You Too Old For This?”

Recently, Ray and I bought a friend’s Mustang convertible. He wanted to sell it and we tried talking our kids, friends, and even a few relatives into purchasing this decent used car at what was a reasonable price. Finally, when everybody turned it down, Ray and I decided to buy it after Ray learned that…

A Poem: Liminal (or is that COVID) Time

I wrote this poem a while back, but it feels quite appropriate during COVID-time. I thought I’d reshare it with you. Liminal Time I’m operating in liminal time right now Straddling where I’ve been with where I’m going I know where I’ve been; I’m not sure where I’m headed I do know that wherever that…

HBO’s Perry Mason with Matthew Rhys!

I just want to give an enthusiastic thumbs up to Perry Mason’s first season on HBO. We watched the finale tonight and it was excellent. I don’t want to give away even a shred of this story, but suffice it to say that the time period (the 1930s) is well portrayed with fantastic set design…

One More Day at the Orange Grove

We are still in Ojai. We decided to stay one more day and night and will be leaving tomorrow around noon. Today Beau Leigh and I had another round of encounters – one in the morning and the other at dusk. Both were definitely better than the previous days, but there was still a fair…

Last Night at the Orange Grove

Another Ojai night. The stars are bright. We were out looking for the Perseid meteor shower, but it’s apparently too early. That means we might miss it. It’s hard to go to bed very late here, probably because we wake up early and are outside the majority of the day. So we were out for…

Listening to the Crickets Here in Ojai

Ray and I are up at the orange grove for a few days. I am currently sitting in our Airstream listening to the crickets serenade us outside. The air is cool. The night is dark. Our dogs are out checking the perimeter of our fenced-in compound and hoping to find some rodents to chase. Tomorrow,…

In Defense of the Impractical

I wrote this a few years back, but it still holds true as far as I’m concerned. Besides, we had our grandkids yesterday and today for a sleep-over and Grandma is a bit too tired to write anything original tonight. So, here you go. This will not mention Covid-19 or the presidential election or anything…

A Little Advice on Life from Kurt Vonnegut

“Go into the arts. I’m not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the…