You’re kidding me, I missed the New Year?

It was 2 nights before Christmas when I fell down the front steps, sprained my foot and bruised my body. It was Christmas Eve when we heard the sad news that my husband’s father passed away. And then my husband flew away 2 days after Christmas to attend the funeral. Where did I go and…

Peace, Love and Blessings to All

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and other well wishes to all who celebrate peace, love and goodness this season. Time changes the way we celebrate, the people who are with us, and the places we may be. But nothing changes true love. Nothing changes the human desire for happiness. We long to live in peace; to…

Seeing The Writing On The Wall

I’ve always had mixed feelings about graffiti. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I hate it. Sometimes it’s beautiful and adds something to the environment, but sometimes it’s just destructive and ugly. I’d like to see grafitti have a proper place in society instead of being criminal activity, but I don’t think it should be…

Mom & Alan's reflection

The Face of Age and Youth

Unsure, insecure; “Why are you not here with me? You can take my place and I will stay behind.” My mom, some years ago before she passed away, on a trolley at a tourist attraction. My son can be seen in the window behind her. She always put others first, so she was uncomfortable taking…

Crossroads Without a Clear Path

I am stopped at the intersection, waiting for a sign or signal. There is no traffic light or stop sign, so I have pulled over to the side of the road. Which way shall I go? I have no map, the way is not clear in my mind and the roads ahead are not paved.…

Abstracts from Life

I find water, rocks and cactus to be very natural abstract forms. Water is always intriguing, changing form and affecting everything it touches. Rocks are just amazing in the diversity of shape, size, color and texture that they come in. And cactus are just mystifying. What a strange world we live in; it’s all abstract…

Earth Day 2016 – Gratitude and Apology

One of my favorite days of the year simply because our Earth deserves public recognition and celebration. The first time I celebrated Earth Day was in 1970 with my friends, on the side of a garbage strewn road, picking up trash. I learned from my parents about conservation, preservation and appreciating our earth; and that left…

Dinnertime with My Cousins

That’s a really big salad! When I ordered the Taco Salad I didn’t expect to get such a huge meal, I’m not that big of an eater. I couldn’t exactly send it back, especially with such friendly service.Dinner is so much better with a perky waitress. It had been almost 3 years since I had…

Creating My Future as I Go

The future is only a figment of imagination, it is not real until it becomes the present. Most of my past imaginations of the future have become a reality, although slightly different from what I might have thought at the time. Now, as I envision the path ahead I create it – with room for…