Some Gave All

Photo taken in Tuscumbia, Alabama    November 30, 2014


The American Revolution, The War of 1812,  The Mexican-American War, The Civil War, The Spanish-American War, The Moro Rebellion, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Persian Gulf War, the Kosovo War,  the War in Afghanistan, The War in Iraq, the War on ISIL.

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Rara Avis

In a shop window on La Cienaga Boulevard, West Hollywood, Los Angeles,  May 2016

Ever since I was a little girl, I have been inspired by strong women from all walks of life and from all periods of history.   Cleopatra, Catherine the Great, Mother Teresa and Iris Apfel …the list goes on.    Continue reading “Rara Avis”

Deep in their roots…


While shopping for groceries, I found this quote displayed in the floral department. Continue reading “Deep in their roots…”

Do these make my butt look big?

I am sitting in the mall food court licking my wounds while dining on a small, naked (no dressing)  salad and black coffee.   Continue reading “Do these make my butt look big?”

Ginny Ain’t Misbehavin’



May marks the two-year anniversary of Ginny coming into my life.  As a rescue dog, she came with some issues.   Continue reading “Ginny Ain’t Misbehavin’”

Mother’s Day in Los Angeles


Mother’s Day  was always a big weekend at our house.  We gathered as a family to celebrate Mother’s Day as well as the birthdays of my husband and our standard poodle. It was a silly, fun and precious time. Continue reading “Mother’s Day in Los Angeles”

Women & The World of Art




Charming Billy


In the midst of what often seems a “dog eat dog” world with violence, rudeness and utter disregard for common courtesy arrives this little note. Continue reading “Charming Billy”

Choc Stars


wp-1462071762251.jpgI consider it my duty when in France to eat as much wonderful chocolate as possible.  I found these delightful chocolate bars in the little town of Beaumes-de-Venise, France.


Such treats…great chocolates, fabulous wine and  incredible food!

I left my heart in Beaumes-de-Venise!

Learn more and order these wonderful bars at Choc Stars

Sorry for the glare on the photos…still learning!

Craving another bite of chocolate?  See this post  Chocolate!



Reagir En Cas D’Attaque Terroriste


Posted in a small train station in France.   Continue reading “Reagir En Cas D’Attaque Terroriste”