December into January

I want to thank all of you for your support during 2020 and for all of your kind remarks. Sharing with you helped make the hard times more tolerable. I feel like we faced a grim and unsettled year together. I wonder how you celebrated Christmas. I daresay that those of you who were able to […]

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Reunited

After four weeks of being separated, Sadie and Teddy were on their hind legs, pawing the air and each other. After a quick ritual sniff, they then raced around the yard, thru their tunnel, and under the ramp over and over again. All this was accompanied by joyful yips until finally, they swanned by the water bowl, […]

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Change in the Wind

I would like to say there is a freshening wind blowing from the sea, but the truth is that a hot, dry Santa Ana wind is bending the trees and parching my skin. The temperature is in the 90s. The air conditioner has kicked in, and I’m perched at the dining room table, thinking about […]

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Looking for the Pot of Gold …

March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day, and I’ve decided to let you in on a little secret. My mother wanted to name me “Kathleen Mavourneen” after the old Irish ballad, but my older sisters prevailed and I ended up with “Kathleen Helen.” (I think I prefer “Mavourneen.”) My heritage is not all Irish, but I […]

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Good News or Bad News?

I know I’m a dinosaur, but I get a print newspaper daily. Yes, the news is sometimes hours old and maybe a bit stale, but when I open my LA Times, I can filter what is going into my head. Yesterday, I turned to the front page and noticed every article was either scary or […]

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New Year Blog: 2020

“Twenty twenty.” Don’t you just love the way that looks and the way it sounds when you say it out loud? To me, it conjures up thoughts of dreams finally fulfilled, new experiences, and shadow images that good things are in the future. As a year closes, I know it is traditional to look back […]

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