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America the Flavorful

September 20, 2018

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton Paul Abbas/P.A. Boards   Having grown up in a city that was located just a few miles from a popular surf spot, the culture and music associated with surfing were an influential part of my youth.  In 1994, when […]

Cat Music

August 14, 2018

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Did you know that living with a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than one third?  Those of us who have cats as family members can attest to the calming and […]


July 3, 2018

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.” ~ Douglas Adams As more and more news comes to light about how tech companies have collected and sold the private data, […]


June 11, 2018

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point […]

Look Up!

May 4, 2018

“Few people have the imagination for reality.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The other day, as I was heading out for an afternoon walk, I glanced across the street toward the nearby neighborhood park and noticed some picnic tables arranged for a child’s birthday party.  There were balloons and decorations tied to several tables, one […]

A More Perfect Re-Union

March 31, 2018

“I’ll tell you how the Sun rose – A Ribbon at a time….. ~ Emily Dickinson Most of us recall the image of Humpty Dumpty from the classic nursery rhyme by Mother Goose.  An egg man, in defiance of his fragility, sits precariously at the top of a wall.  He ultimately looses his balance and […]

A Vroom with a View

March 13, 2018

“We are now cruising at a level of two to the power of twenty-five thousand to one against and falling, and we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what is normal anyway.” ~ Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy     In case you missed the historic February […]

A Rose By Every Other Name

February 13, 2018

“Then it was as if I suddenly saw the secret beauty of their hearts, the depths of their hearts where neither sin nor desire nor self-knowledge can reach, the core of their reality, the person that each one is in God’s eyes. If only they could see themselves as they really are. If only we […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

January 13, 2018

“Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.” ~ James Thurber About a week ago I was commenting to a friend about how the national roller coaster ride that began a little over a year ago seemed to be intensifying as we begin 2018.  My advice to her was “Hold on or put your hands in […]

The Miracle is Now

December 21, 2017

“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty all before you. The future will take care of itself.” ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi From PhenomeGNOME   Happy Winter Solstice! 2017 has been quite a ride.  As someone who is not fond of rollercoasters, the ups, downs and side-to-sides of the past year […]