Wednesday, March 04, 2015

When you thought I wasn't looking...

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.

art work by Erika

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Are you a leftist or a rightist?

"A large body of political scientists and political psychologists now concur that liberals and conservatives disagree about politics in part because they are different people at the level of personality, psychology and even traits like physiology and genetics."

Read more here.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One Community

One Community is a monthly photo project in which the participants photograph their homes, communities with a theme in mind.
The theme varies by month.  The goal is to both showcase similarities and differences in our communities worldwide - and bring us all closer together in understanding through art.
Each month, one of the hosts picks four words for us to interpret through photographs of what we see around us in our daily lives.

The Rules:  Post one or more photos interpreting the words of the month, and add your blog post to the link-up.  
Please include a link back to the link-up post on your One Community post, and take a look at some of the other links and comment on them

June;s words are from Sarah - Road or Trip, Float, Refuge, and Sprinkler.

Road Trip - The band goes to Tucson

 Float - The teenage people will probably not float.

Refuge - Mine would look like this.

Sprinkler - I always confuse a sprinkler system with a drip system.

Thursday, May 08, 2014


There are many thoughts that do not spill over onto this space.  In middle agehood, as I call it, one begins to think about the legacy issue.  I feel compelled to impart the wisdom I have gathered in the trenches of life. I shall ponder it further and create a way to make that possible.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

In the kitchen

Anyone who accompanies me to a book store knows I cannot resist magazines.  I look through a bunch, often settling on one that contains instructions (preferably with pictures) on how to prepare a dish I am dying to try.

Yes, tamales.  I will eventually try this, even as I hear the voices of friends in my head about how labor intense this is.

Monday, March 31, 2014


Drumming.  Certainly not what percussion is all about, but I sure like the sound of drumming.
The Corona del Sol percussion group competed at WGI and were excited to know they did well indeed.

The Orange Men eagerly step forward when their name is called.

Looks like he is really excited.

 Yep, winners.  Now off to Ohio.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Teenage jobs

The older teenager in the household needs income to cover social expenses.  Chipotle must totally dig all the high schoolers stopping by for some grub.

Anywhoo, babysitting looks to be decent in term of flexibility.  One never knows when this teen has to attend one music performance or other.   More research happening here.   I love it.