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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The most beautiful movies ever made...

Last night I sat through over 3 hours of BARRY LYNDON, a Stanley Kubrick film from 1975, touted as "one of the most beautiful films ever made." I don't buy it. The scenery, the opulence are grand, but the characters are flat and hard to like or even care about. Many scenes were soooo lonnnng! I have... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, December 9, 2018


What things overwhelm you? How do you react to that 'overwhelmed' feeling? I tend to leave things for later, like filing papers, like deciding what stuff in my house to save or toss, like washing up the pots and pans, like actually doing the laundry all the way from carried to the washer to hung up... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sensual Memories

Have you ever found a certain comfort in the obsolete familar sounds of your youth like the whistle of a tea kettle, or heat running into the old radiators? Maybe there are sounds of cooking, or of the technologies of your childhood...? Or do you sometimes miss physical actions such as dialing or... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The writing of letters

I thought about writing my sister an actual letter instead of just sending her an email. I used to love writing by hand. I wrote everything by hand, pages and pages of everything! But when I thought of it today, it suddenly seemed like such work, such effort: just as somewhere over the years, my... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Soup Season

It was a common medieval meal, pottage, made with lentils or peas mainly, as I recall the recipe I've seen in books of archaic recipes. Pottage back in eras past sat simmering in a pot all day, and probably varied by whatever was available on any particular day. I expect it probably was like my... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Strange days...

Have you ever found yourself wandering around in someone else's Twilight Zone? I was speaking to the appointments person at the doctors' office at Kaiser where I have been going for several years now, trying to make an appointment with the doctor I have seen several times. At first I was a guest... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What are we forgetting...?

What are we forgetting...? So many things, vaguely remembered, misremembered, forgotten mostly... Things that shaped who we have become today, that made our parents who they are and were... Events that were hard-learned lessons... What events of the 20th Century are the most important to remember,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The joy of patterns

9 5 4 5 9 That's the last digit of this morning's click numbers. A small part of me lives for the rare days those digits are all the same. I think it has happened twice since I have been here. And how about when the accounting at the end of the month ends up a whole dollar amount? With a 0 at the... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

game shows, reality shows

I've been watching back-to-back episodes of one of my favorites, THE AMAZING RACE, which I wrote about on my travel-blogue. Among game shows, I like the ones I can play along with like JEOPARDY, and WHEEL OF FORTUNE, though I no longer watch them at home as I don't invest in commecial television.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Family Memories

Who are your favorite fictional families? My favorites-- The Bennets The Ingalls The Addams Sign in to see full entry.

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