Tag Archives: Life

Natural Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Thursday the Santa Ana winds blew a firestorm toward my home. California’s Mediterranean climate is ideal. The mild weather feels like spring and summer year-round in Southern California. The earth quakes and shakes. Wildfires are another fact of life. In … Continue reading

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Have You Smiled Today?

Have you smiled today? Did it touch your eyes? Produce a laugh? I’m convinced smiling and laughter keep me young. Fortunately, for me I have no shortage of material when my two dogs are running amok. Travis pounces on lizards … Continue reading

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A World that Works for Everyone

What would a, “world that works for everyone look like?” I’m not sure I know. There are things we can all agree on. Everyone should have enough food to eat, clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. A … Continue reading

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Inspired Living

Who or what inspired you today? This is no easy question for me. I’m having a great day and I haven’t looked for or sought inspiration. Every day is as good as I decided it will be. Challenges come and … Continue reading

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Special Prosecutor B.S.

Have you ever hit your thumb with a nail repeatedly? Then resolve to stop doing whatever made your thumb feel like a rewarding target. I have. It isn’t hard to learn a lesson and swear to make a better choice. … Continue reading

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Great Love Needed Now

There’s no escaping the reach of technology and instant connection. Like it or not my phone alerts me to the latest news. Globally these are challenging times. Natural disasters, wars/skirmishes, famine and fighting. It is time to turn down the … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

  Yesterday was Mother’s Day. The day we honor the women who brought us into the world. My Mom died twenty-five years ago. I still miss her and sing happy birthday every year on her special day. When I raised … Continue reading

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When Your Puppy Rolls in the Poop

Remember the adage, “some days you’re the dog and some days the hydrant”. This morning at o’dark hundred my puppy woke me up. Groggy and half asleep I let him out of his crate. That’s when the “fit literally hit … Continue reading

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Koi: Carpe Diem

Koi are members of the carp family. The fish trace their origin to Central Europe and Asia. They were a food source as early the Jin Dynasty during the fourth century B.C. in China. Koi can live long lives from100 … Continue reading

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A Can of Whoopass Ice Machine

    Last night my ice machine was possessed by an evil spirit. Sunny beach, it spewed ice all over the floor. An unprovoked sneak attach as I walked away. Grabbing a glass, I vainly tried to stem the flow. … Continue reading

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