On Flowers

“ The reason I paint flowers is that I see them fading.

“This reminds me of the eternally renewed, the springtime, all of that, because I feel death and disaster lurk right behind them.”   *
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A Writer’s Duty

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A writer’s duty is twofold: “the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression.”  Albert Camus,  his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, 1957. Continue reading “A Writer’s Duty”

Thoughts…

 

Tragedy and I are old friends.

I have dealt with tragedy before.

This is what I know.

It is hard everytime.

The road may be different but pain always shows its face.

People can be wonderful.

People can be  cruel.

People can be clueless. Continue reading “Thoughts…”

Silly Woman Crying

 

Ambushed walking down the street.

Minding my own business.

Nothing in particular on my mind.

Then I saw this beautiful car.

I had to stop and look.

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Simple Words

He was controversial.

He was fired from Apple.

He took Apple to new heights.

He inspired many. Continue reading “Simple Words”

Road trip!

Notes from my recent British Columbia, Canada road trip.

First stop, Victoria for a few days and then up to Whistler for a long, relaxing break. Continue reading “Road trip!”

A Judgement in Stone

Crazy woman
Does she have murder in her heart?                                                                                    Photo: http://www.pexels.com

Forget my well-laid plans.
Ignore reminders from my Google calendar.
Eat hastily prepared meals.
Respond quickly and tersely to texts and phone calls.

I can’t tear myself away from this book!

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My Italian Bulldozer

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Sometimes help comes from the least expected place.

Sometimes help comes when we don’t know we need it.

Sometimes it comes in a few sentences rolled into a few paragraphs. Continue reading “My Italian Bulldozer”

Wind the Clock

 

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Feeling down about the state of the world?

Perhaps these thoughts from E.B. White will provide hope and comfort.

He wrote this letter in 1973 to Mr. Nadeau who was despondent about the fate of the human race.

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Living Today

Early morning thoughts as I look across the harbor in Victoria, BC.  as the sun comes up.

It is a beautiful scene.  It is wonderful to be alive.   Continue reading “Living Today”