Thanks to Susan, I've known about a wonderful organization called WriteGirl for some time. Now it's time for me introduce you to WriteGirl: WriteGirl is a nonprofit organization for high school girls centered on the craft of creative writing and empowerment through self-expression. Through one-on-one mentoring and monthly workshops, girls are given techniques, insights and… Continue reading WriteGirl in Pasadena
My friend A is in the hospital. She had major surgery (hysterectomy) last September, and since then she has faithfully obeyed her physician's instructions and kept all her follow-up appointments. But something wasn't right, and A knew it. She told the doc she was having pain. She was sent to another office for tests but… Continue reading The Doctor is Out
Thanks to the wonderful LA Observed, I found lalawag. And thanks to lalawag, I found about this Twittery goodness. WordPress answers website here. Let's spice up this post with a photo. Garner Ranch, CA.
We didn't make it to the Gila Cliff dwellings as I had hoped. One must look at the larger context here---The Scout was driving from Arkansas in the "late model" Oldsmobile Intrigue that his mother gave him ("late model" meaning, in this case, "no longer in existence"). He'd spent three weeks with his mom helping… Continue reading Very Large Array
Photo credit: National Park Service I'm on the road with The Scout in New Mexico, which is pretty much an 11 on the 1 to 10 scale of life. We're in Albuquerque, yes we ate at Sadie's, and now we're on our way to see the Gila Cliff Dwellings and ponder life before running water,… Continue reading Cliff Dwellers
I have been an environmentalist for a long time. I say that most advisedly, since I own an internal combustion automobile, and I live in the US of A, and at least twice this year I have left the grocery store with the kind of bag that is generally banned in places like Europe and… Continue reading Secret Fear
I have a lot of work at the moment, which is good, but I feel that I'm neglecting this blog. Frankly, I'm neglecting your blog too. I'll try to catch up this weekend. Why I love the Internet Reason #3: This morning I woke up singing "Lonely Boy" -- it just popped into my head.… Continue reading Why I Love the Internet: Reason #3