Category Archives: memories

Remembering the Station Fire

The Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mts. near LA was the worst fire of 2009 in CA, destroying not only forest, but habitations and even the lives of two dedicated firefighters.  The shameful element in it all was that … Continue reading

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Saving the World Piece by Piece

It’s been a rather productive day today. I have gotten rid of killer asteroids, tornadoes, hurricanes, robberies, floods, funerals, and hanging chads.  I dispensed with the Taliban, Y2K, LA gangs, the Iraq War, paparazzi, terrorists, airport screenings, funerals, and Supreme … Continue reading

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Grandma Time

Tiny hands, but big hugs; tiny feet, but many grand places to wander. With bright thoughts and bright eyes and a will strong enough to match her energy, she makes grandma’s heart grow big, brimming my eyes with love.

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Ghosts in the Laundry

A storm came in the night—bright jagged lightning, thunder rumbling and crashing in response.  I hugged the covers closer.  Moist air gusted through my open window. It appeared in a single electric moment—a headless apparition floating by my bedroom door.  … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hands That Fathered

I can’t let this challenge go by without another “hands.” When I think of hands, I think of my father.  He had huge farmer hands.  They were typically stained with field dirt and oil from working with machinery; and inevitably, … Continue reading

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Behind the Headlines

  “Three fast-food workers were found shot to death Wednesday . . .” “An explosion caused by a leaking propane tank leveled a house, killing a woman . . .” “A young actor was found dead in a hotel . … Continue reading

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Nowhere and Everywhere

It’s a tired old mountain surrounding us, a tired old man with bristly pine whiskers, who laid down on his side in rumpled clothes—laid down to sleep soundly, sinking deeper into the rocky Canadian Shield, a Rip Van slumber. The … Continue reading

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Mothers Day and Other Myths

(Thought I’d share an older piece I wrote when my kids were small and still eating deodorant.  The picture above is my mom in 1979.  Love you, Mom!) ——————– I was such a perfect mother until I had children! It’s easier … Continue reading

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Mail Domination!!!

I wonder if they make femail boxes in this rural setting?  🙂 This scene is very nostalgic for me, except for the locks on some.  Growing up you would never see that!  However, many a mailbox ended up stuffed with … Continue reading

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