Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Wonder of the First Time

The line at the car ferry was well organized and not too long that Sunday morning. Our black SUV was driven by a nervous mother who had never done this before, accompanied by her 14-year-old son, an expert in the … Continue reading

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Pacific Coastal Joys

Have you ever wanted to fill your heart with the sights and sounds of the great Pacific ocean along the coast from San Francisco to Seattle? It’s a long and arduous trip by car, and thank heavens I am blessed … Continue reading

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6 Things Only Writers Understand About the Writing Life

6 Things Only Writers Understand About the Writing Life I’ve been  lucky because I worked as a technical writer for many years, so friends and colleagues recognize I get paid to write. However, now I’m what the world calls “retired” … Continue reading

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Art child

The small. self-contained, Hispanic boy who comes into the Paint Club is a delight. He stands there and watches carefully, doesn’t speak unless spoken to; once invited to watch a critique session where each painters work is evaluated by everyone, … Continue reading

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Latte Art of Saying No

Latte Art of Saying No. The further you are down the food-chain, the more necessary this advice is.  

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About Helen

Looking at the past with imagination gives a sense hope and compassion for what earlier settlers achieved. Visit places like Villa Montalvo in the California hills above Silicon Valley to add enlightenment to a Sunday afternoon.

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