Life in the fast lane--where's the on ramp?

Friday, September 15, 2017


Years ago, when the university here was just getting organized I worked in the Physical Plant office. The crew consisted of the director, a highly experienced jack of all trades construction pro a few carpenters, electricians, plumbers – all union men and officially licensed, and other skilled... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


1) Mistakes. What have you learned from them? 2) Natural disasters and other times in survival mode. 3) Topic of choice. As always, what happens in group, stays in the group. We listen to one another, give helpful (not critical) feedback and support. Everyone who writes is a writer. Telling your... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Today’s thought…

Joy and sorrow are brothers. When one sits at your table, the other sleeps in your bed. This is a paraphrase of something by Khalil Gibran from a book that brought me comfort at a time when hope was in hiding. Peace. Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

60 Minutes

In case you missed it – and the subsequent media splash that followed – Steve Bannon of Breitbart infamy was interviewed by Charlie Rose on CBS’ Sunday broadcast of “60 Minutes.” There had been yeoman’s work by the makeup artists to cover Bannon’s red nose and ruddy cheeks, the “liver” spots and... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Irma’s Moving On

She’s on her way north, bringing “gifts” of rainfall and high winds along with her. Wreaking havoc, this bad beyutch, on the very anniversary of the nastiest human attack on America –destruction of the World Trade Center and countless lives in New York City. I remember the day. Lived in Seattle at... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 10, 2017


“I want your love, but I don’t want to borrow, to have it today just to give back tomorrow…” “There is no one unless that someone is you… I intend to be independently blue.” These lines come from a jazz standard titled “Love me or leave me.” I haven’t been feeling lonely or wishing to find some... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, September 9, 2017


The kids are riding out the storm in Florida. My daughter and family found the risks of evacuation more dangerous than the wind and water potential at home. Gas stations had run out, the escape routes were jammed. My Marine grandson, his wife and two little daughters are also sheltering – the... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Thursday P.S.

The writing session went well – even though three of our members were missing. We had time to talk & catch up. Linda’s husband, a 70 year old who runs, lifts weights and keeps himself ultra-fit, went in two weeks ago for a routine stress test, the medics found five different blockages in the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, September 7, 2017


I’ve got a lunch date with Susan after the Write Your Own Story group today. I let myself be talked into it against my better judgment, and wish I could call it off. We haven’t been buds for more than 20 years, and every time we’ve gotten together to renew the close working friendship we once had,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


There are real problems in the world, things that affect us all. In Florida my daughter & the, grandkids are prepping to evacuate before Irma hits. The west is dry as a bone and anything that hasn’t caught fire is in danger of doing so. DJT – great white hope of the Alt-Right supremacists – has made... Sign in to see full entry.

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