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One Earth

I was just looking at a group selfie, taken a few weeks ago at a Christmas brunch with my  long-time friends from high school.  For the record, we graduated together forty-four years ago this spring, so we'e known each other a very long time.  It's only been in the past five years or so that … Continue reading One Earth

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Blessings in Disguise

Wallowing in post-holiday exhaustion/annoyance/envy/loneliness yet paradoxically grateful to have some alone time, then BAM!--stunned by the unexpected yet unsurprising news that a good friend has died, and suddenly I am so damn sick of being accepting.   I think, who came up with this business where people routinely die, just disappear--the roles they played go … Continue reading Blessings in Disguise

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3

What do I want from an Oprah Winfrey Presidency?  My first thought was that I’d want her to re-invigorate the Democratic Party.  As 84-year-old Dianne Feinstein prepares to run for her 6th senatorial term, it must be noted that the Democratic party has a very shallow bench.  But Oprah knows how to cultivate talent.  So … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 3

Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2

Remember when the current Republican President was first running?  Pundits laughed, they shook their heads, they refused to discuss his candidacy seriously.  But his supporters kept pointing out  two things: First, they'd say that Trump was a successful business mogul. Whether or not this is true is still in dispute, but this argument was made … Continue reading Let’s Draft Oprah, Part 2

Living The Dream

Join me to celebrate the launch of my latest novel Ghost Owl at a book-signing party next Thursday evening, November 2nd from 5:30 to 8:30 at Hoppy Brewing Company 6300 Folsom Blvd. in Sacramento, California Free appetizers No host bar Ghost Owl is the 3rd book in my Avian Series, preceded by Yellow-Billed Magpie and … Continue reading Living The Dream

Greetings Blogosphere!

I have not been the most consistent blogger in the world. If there’s anyone out there paying attention this is not such a big surprise. My last post was over a year ago. In that episode, I announced that my poor old sweet-faced kitty Angel was dying of cancer. I got all philosophical and weepy … Continue reading Greetings Blogosphere!

Letting Go Of Normal

 Last week my 13-year-old cat, Angel, was diagnosed with cancer.  Her veterinarian/acupuncturist told me the tumors had spread, there was nothing that could be done, and that I had the option of euthanizing her that day.  I said no:  Angel didn’t seem to be in any pain, she was still running around the yard, leaping … Continue reading Letting Go Of Normal

Are you making a resolution to write?

Since I published my first novel, several people have told me they’d also like to publish a novel or memoir.  I think this is great, but in some cases it’s surprised me because I didn’t know these folks were interested in writing.  Maybe--in some cases--they didn’t know it either.             If there’s anybody out there … Continue reading Are you making a resolution to write?