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Tag Archives: Travel
My Fifteen Minutes of Fame
On a Cheer Day, I can See Forever Lisa Ann K National Football Cheerleaders Alumni Organization – Philadelphia Chapter ALUMNI OF THE WEEK: Patricia Alfano 1965-1968 It was 1965, and I was trying to find myself—not that I was ever … Continue reading
Posted in California, Living, Misadventure, Music, Observations, Travel Tagged Adventure, art, California, Cheerleading, Contests, Dancing, Friends, law, Living, Los Angeles, memories, New Jersey, NFL Cheerleaders, Observations, philadelphia, Philadelphia Eagles, Travel 2 Comments
Finding the Sun in Vancouver
“Maybe I should pour something for you that is a little more calming,” the sleepy-eyed, Seattle coffee shop barista remarked. Agitated with his slow service, I responded by rolling my eyes and loudly drumming my fingers on the counter. The … Continue reading
Posted in California, Culture, Family, Living, Misadventure, Observations, Parenting, Travel Tagged California, Canada, enlightenment, Family, gratitude, Living, memories, Misadventure, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, San Diego, Seattle, Travel, Vancouver, Washington 5 Comments
Weekly Writing Challenge–A Diverse Manner of Speaking
My friend still speaks with a New Jersey accent—but it is now laced with a Texas twang. Although he spent his formative years on the East Coast, his move to Austin, Texas affected his speech. A typical sentence from him … Continue reading
Art with a Soul
Rows of lush paintings and intricate sculptures dot the walls, while carefully arranged collections of jewelry, textiles and avant-garde creations grace the elegantly draped tables. A fashionable woman dressed in a chic, off-the-runway look bustles back and forth simultaneously tending … Continue reading
Posted in Art, California, Galleries, Living, Music, Observations, Travel Tagged Art Gallery, beach, Buffalo Springfield, California, Charity, Living, Los Angeles, Music, Observations, philanthropy, sculpture, Sunset Boulevard, The Mamas and The Papas, Travel, Visual arts 2 Comments
Reluctant Reflections and Non-Resolutions
Around the end of the year, we Americans feel compelled to look at the past 365 days and decide what we can do to make the next 365 days better. I was never one to get all excited over New … Continue reading
Posted in Art, California, Family, Friends, Living, Misadventure, Observations, Traditions, Travel, Writing challenges Tagged art, Big Sur, Chinese astrology, DPChallenge, Living, memories, New Year, Resolutions, rituals, San Francisco, Snake, traditions, Travel, Writing challenge, Year of the Snake 12 Comments
Ravi Shankar and Me
“Ravi who?” My face twisted into a quizzical look as I posed the question to my friend, Jane who was jumping up and down. Her shiny black hair danced in the sun with each bounce. “Ravi SHANKAR!” She screamed. In … Continue reading
Posted in Art, California, Living, Music, Observations, Travel Tagged American Bandstand, art, Beatles, funerals, GeorgeHarrison, Haight Ashbury, Living, memories, Music, philadelphia, ravishankar, Self-Realization Fellowship, spirituality, Travel 2 Comments
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me. – Jenny Joseph I am in complete awe of Jenny Joseph’s old-woman self in her poem, Warning. The character defies … Continue reading
Posted in California, Living, Misadventure, Observations Tagged Baby boomer, California, Cirque du Soleil, elderly, Jenny Joseph, Observations, Occupy Wall Street, Red Hat Society, San Diego, trains, Travel 9 Comments
In an Instagram—An Artist’s Journey
I sit here with a watercolor brush in my hand, running my fingers through the bristles. How long has it been? Ten years? Fifteen? Twenty? In the 1980s, I was a prolific painter. I worked in oils, and painted mostly … Continue reading
Thirty-nine Trips Around the Sun
I can not believe that since our wedding day, my husband and I have made 39 trips around the sun on Planet Earth together. The memories of this voyage float around my brain like pictures taken from an orbiting spacecraft. … Continue reading
Posted in Anniversaries, California, Family, Friends, Living, Misadventure, Travel Tagged anniversary, California, Family, Friends, Living, love, Menlo Park, Misadventure, New Jersey, Travel, wedding 8 Comments
In honor of Labor Day, I thought I would post an article I wrote for SDSUniverse back in 2008. Since the original link is no longer available, I decided to post it here.
Posted in Living, Observations, Projects, Travel Tagged California, discrimination, history, jim crow, Living, railroads, trains, Travel Leave a comment