Azalea Park Mosaic Team: Bits & Pieces

Azalea Park Mosaic Team: Bits & Pieces

Street Art. Giving back. The perfect combo to satiate my need to contribute to my community in a physical way.  Azalea Park has many public-spirited residents and community projects. We clean canyons and streets; we maintain multiple native plant gardens; we paint out...
Frequencies: Fate or Free Will?

Frequencies: Fate or Free Will?

I just watched a movie that goes on my list of best movies ever. I could barely sleep after seeing it, as the ideas rolled around in my head. Although the discussion of free will vs. pre-determination is neither new nor without strong arguments on either side,...
The Right Tool for the Job

The Right Tool for the Job

My Tax Man said: “Get a day planner.” “But, but…Spreadsheets! And, and…the Cloud!” “Hard copy,” he replied with all the grim persuasion of an old school master. “Trackable, chronological hardcopy.” It seems...

Dissenting Opinion on Letting Go

There’s been a lot of chat about letting go lately. Disney certainly hit a chord with its latest princess theme.  I see heaps of wise words about release from attachment, grief, phobias, whatever, that would make a Zen Buddhist monk proud.  But I have a slightly...

Audio Book: My Performance Debut

There is nothing quite like reading aloud. Reader and listener share a secret place apart from the rest of the world. Reading aloud was an essential bonding activity when our children were young as we traversed the worlds of Dr. Seuss, J.R.R. Tolkein, Robert Aspirin,...
Write What You Know

Write What You Know

They say that authors should write what they know.  Well, I’m an expert on this subject.  I’ll brag openly with unbridled hubris to extol my skills.  A recent vacation to a location much colder than San Diego put me in a Jack London mood.  So for the most...
Does Size Really Matter?

Does Size Really Matter?

Are you a somewhat chagrined owner of a small, or even a pocket dog?  Do you continually tell people that you used to own big dogs?  Are you embarrassed when your dog screeches like a dwarf banshee at the dog park when any big dog looks cross-eyed at him or when she...
I Love Convertibles

I Love Convertibles

I’ve always wanted a yellow, circa 1955 convertible, but that’s not the kind I mean.  I’m talking about T-shirt conversions.  I don’t really like to wear t-shirts–the necks bind, and they have no form–but I love t-shirt art....
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