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A Bouquet of Yum in the Summer Sun

June 21, 2019

“Be still, sad heart, and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining.” ~ From “The Rainy Day”, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Last night I set out my bikini, all ready to celebrate the Summer Solstice poolside.  Before sunrise, the sound of raindrops on the roof woke me briefly from a pleasant […]


June 4, 2019

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aid, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~ Henry David Thoreau   “It ain’t over till it’s over.”  The phrase first uttered by baseball legend Yogi Berra about the 1973 National League pennant race is a quote that comes in handy […]

Nothing is Everything

May 9, 2019

“I love talking about nothing.  It is the only thing I know anything about.” ~ Oscar Wilde For the past month, I’ve been working steadily on an editing job for a friend.  The project is unique and inspirational, and I have thoroughly enjoyed the work, but it has kept me away from this blog for […]

Newton’s Third Law

April 3, 2019

“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” ~ Sir Issac Newton’s Third Law of Motion (Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, 1687) Spring is officially here, ushered in a couple of weeks ago with the Spring Equinox.  Also known as the Vernal Equinox, its name signifies one of two times during the year when […]


March 14, 2019

“There are a great many people in the country today who, through no fault of their own, are sane.” ~ from Monty Python’s Flying Circus (TV series 1969 – 1974)     Happy Pi Day! In recent years, the increasing popularity of celebrating the number π on March 14th (3.14 being the first three digits […]

To Be Real

February 13, 2019

“Once you are real you can’t become unreal again.  It lasts for always.” ~ From The Velveteen Rabbit, by Margery Williams   If you are a regular visitor to this blog, you may remember reading that my 16-year-old cat Folster passed away last year, just before Thanksgiving.  Although I miss him and think about him […]

Super Waves

January 30, 2019

“Live in the present; launch yourself on every wave; find your eternity in each moment.” ~ Henry Thoreau I have fond memories of doing the “wave” at Dodger stadium with my dad.  He was a loyal Dodgers fan.  He also followed the Rams.  My dad had Rams season tickets back when they used to play […]


January 21, 2019

“But man does not create… he discovers.” ~ Antoni Gaudí Casa Milà (nicknamed La Pedrera), built between 1906 and 1910   Somni, is the Catalan word for “dream”. One of my all-time favorite books has been The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho.  It is one of those books that I keep to enjoy again every few […]

Alla frutta

December 30, 2018

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca the Younger   A formal Italian meal usually consists of several courses: Antipasti (Appetizers) Primo (First Course) Secondo (Main Course) Contorni (Sides) Insalata (Salad) Frutta e formaggio (Fruit & Cheese) Dolce (Dessert) Caffè, Digestivo (Coffee, Digestif) Everyday meals are simpler, but follow a similar […]

Let Your Heart Be Light

December 19, 2018

“The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier   For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Friday, December 21 marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year.  The term solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” for sun and “sistere” for […]