Month: December 2016

Missing my chocolate boy

It was two years ago today and I still miss my sweet chocolate boy. I named him Luther Martin,  after Martin Luther King Jr. A hard name to live up to. But, in my mind, he did. Even as a puppy, he tried to retrieve my eight-year-old…

Poor Ol’ Possum

Poor ol’ Possum O’Connell. He didn’t expect the law to show up at his door this early in the morning.   “This ’bout the Beauty Saloon, ain’t it? Didn’t mean to cause a ruckus, but that no-account had it comin’. I fess up. I wasted…

Boxing Tradition and life metaphors

(Featured image is my play on words) Yes, it is Boxing Day. But in my life, it means I wrap my hands and plunk on my 16 oz. gloves. But it means more… My grandfather boxed whenever a traveling carnival came near his town. If…

Her Loaded Broom

Madam Volvino down the road would have scammed the Wild Bunch. I pictured that dolly-mop charging a lower fee for her bawdy house services and then afterward, jiggling her fat rump straight to the law to collect the one grand in Bounty—one grand for…

My gift to you

I painted this on the first day of the Iraqi war and named it “Peace Bubbles.” (I sold this painting and believe it is hanging on a wall in a yoga studio in NYC) Whatever traditions you celebrate this season, I hope your life…

Getting lost and finding yourself

This Path in Lake Tahoe … led me to beauty, and then …. solitude. More solitude than I expected. I got lost on my way back. Then I mustered up a little stamina and determination that got me home.

What will the neighbors think?!!

The virtuous Meta, misled to the wrong “boarding house,” has been offered a job. A the bordello! Smiles, genuine and kind, surrounded me. Never in my life had I met others who so easily accepted a bookworm like myself and appreciated my talent as…

“A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote

Originally posted on Happiness Between Tails by da-AL:
Writing can be an x-ray into the soul. Truman Capote led a troubled life. Oh, what sensitive gorgeous stories resulted! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS0uurW6ZQM His “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” was made into a movie starring Audrey Hepburn. Photo thanks to,…

RAW Journal Kernels – Are you the nut?

(FYI: raw journal kernels mean I don’t edit such things as “your” and “you’re.” 🙂

Which perspective today?

Same art, different perspective. Are you Calm or Struggling?   From my art portfolio I thought I’d lost.