Month: January 2017

The Bonding of Women

The overpowering Scent of bordello perfume vanished, extinguished by something more powerful. The home was spiced with the bonding of women—a fragrant bouquet of friendship. It occurred to me then. I had condemned and convicted others without true knowledge. I vowed not to make…

A Kindle Ad reminder

As a kid, I hated to read. Nothing stuck. Everything around me had more meaning than written words inside a book. Then came To Kill a Mockingbird. At age 14, this was the first book I read cover to cover. “So, some books are good?”…

Toothless and perfect

Mario didn’t want a Replacement for his missing tooth. I’m glad. Because when I met him in Italy, he was perfect the way he was.

Noting a few of our immigrants

“Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt “A nation ringed by walls will only imprison itself.”― Barack Obama “The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent…

Am I really thanking Trump?

No, but … We The People had been far too complacent. Most Republicans and Democrats thought he would never win. He did. Snuck right under our noses like a not-so-quiet thief in the night. Then, when we rose, said, “what happened to all our shit?” Trump has…

Remembering and thinking of my sweet Lizzie

My charcoal sketch of Lizzie and me.

Two pills and a Bible

                               It had started off on a bad note or rather a bad sore throat. I guess I’d lived there long enough to pick up Temple germs from the Junior…

Now, I know what this means

I don’t remember what I was thinking when I originally painted this. Now, the meaning is clear.  The “man” below symbolizes our country trying to hold up the Statue of Liberty, America.

A “Repurpose” for a Peculiar Gem

I didn’t know about these gems until I took piano lessons a while back. After my teacher refurbished her piano, she gave me the piano guts she would never need again. But I needed these beautiful wooden treasures that made a piano work. I took an entire…

Bonnie and Clyde and Amelia Earhart?

            I don’t know why, but it makes me kinda proud that Clyde’s best weapon came from the town where I was born. Bonnie and Clyde entered my life several times one way or the other  before the Texas…