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Friday, 5 July 2030 20:30
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Is pretty much Friends only - comment to be added?
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Michael Been passed away yesterday. Of The Call - such iconic music that led me through my revolution...

And the walls came down...

Song for Kirsten

Saturday, 3 July 2010 11:25
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By Sean Hayes: Soul Shaker
Soul Shaker

You were a real street preacher
Talking about life’s abundance
Living it to the fullest
Giving us all that you could

A deep soul shaker
Surely a true heart breaker
Always be a guiding light
For anyone looking for a little bit more in life

You sang do it yourself
But then teach some one
When your heartbeat was taken away
You left us with so much spirit

You were in the wrong place at the wrong time
But you

You were a fire starter
Autonomy seeker
Freedom fighter
Singing there is enough for everyone

Potluck romance
Love that love dance
You walked that walk
Talk that talk

Joy bringer
A helping hand
Yes we can
Live lets live

You were in the wrong place at the wrong time
But you had it right

Wind blows
Rock falls
A wing breaks
Father shakes

Red light
Green light
Boy race with time
Mama crying

Warm night
Barrowed bike
Last dance

You where in the wrong place at the wrong time
But you had it right

For everyone
Had it right

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Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle

Morton Peak

Monday, 21 June 2010 20:04
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The Birthday was good. Morton Peak is a fire tower in real life, but it was my tree house for a night. Getting there is a challenge, not for a city slickers vehicle. Made me love the old white truck as we rattled over deep ruts and gullies climbing high above San Bernadino on the way to Big Bear Mountain. Wildflowers abound - so unusual for this late in the year.

There are 2 old pines on the top, a man-made drinking hole for critters, an outhouse, a picnic table and the tower. Its excellent. You have to climb up 2 stories of rickety narrow steps, lift a trap door and you emerge on a catwalk encircling a one room paradise with 360 views, a bed, a telescope, shelves, books on the local flora and fauna, lots of posters on how to look for a fire and that is about it.

After my father died and my mother decided to stay on the farm and make a go of it, she built, by herself, a treehouse for me and my sis. I must have lived there the summer I was 10 and a few years after. That is where I read Harper Lee, John Nichols(I am the Wizard of Loneliness - alakadetmole!), cried as Scarlett made an absolute mess of everything, Auntie Mame, every Tales from the Crypt I could find, H.P. Lovecraft, Poe, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, every gothic ghost story the library had.

It was huge to me and now, there is nothing but a few planks and I don't see how it could have contained my world, but it did. That is where I started to keep a journal too...a tradition that I keep today.

Simon said he had never seen me skip before. We decided that our condo is kind of like a treehouse. sort of.

We were up at 5:30 to see the sun rise and the valley below hold the clouds like a bowl.
I will hold this birthday close for a long time.

Fried eggs

Thursday, 10 June 2010 11:33
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I love Matilija Poppies. They are normally up the coast a bit, but in the Arroyo where I walk there are a bunch.
Photographed them today and just marveled at them.

Great way to start a day. While I was asking them to sit for a portrait, a four foot long big brown snake slithered over my foot. Did not look like anything from around here and I wonder if some of the rich people whose houses line the hill over the Arroyo had let loose one of their 'exotic' pets. This happens all over here. In South Pasadena, just 2 miles from the condo, there are flocks(is that right? flocks?) of 'wild' parrots who have been there for ages from some one who opened the cage door long ago.


Thursday, 3 June 2010 22:32
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whatta day, whatta week. lots to post, but too tired - I like this from one of my FB friends though:
BritishPetroleum (BP) rep Randy Prescott made a comment, "Louisiana isn't the only place that has shrimp." His office number is (713) 323-4093 Hisemail is Give him a call or send an email. Tell him "BP isn't the only place that has fuel for my car!"

I love

Monday, 24 May 2010 11:48
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Just got a copy of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' for .75 plus shipping. You cannot beat that. I just want to curl up and read now.

It is an ok Monday all in all - Just working through the list, and feeling better although sore today. Taking it easy in a good way.

Was going to hear a lecture tonight, but may skip it. have some things to work on with Simon. We may team up on a guerilla film project. Interestingly enough, Simon suggested me for the project. We do not work together on pro projects and I was encouraged by this. He is really trying to be collaborative on all fronts. This one would be great fun should it work out.
that is really about it for Monday for me at the moment.


Monday, 10 May 2010 08:46
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Going to rip this week up.
Got up today migraine free. thank god.
that funky haze is gone as is the nausea and the pain of course. its always a trade off - the meds have their own crap to deal with.

ok now - off to they gym and to do the carpe diem thing!
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excellent day at LAT FOB - saw and, Tom Hayden and John Dean. I loved LA today.

This is free. tickets to the panels are 1.00 each. This is the best day a bookworm could have. Publishers and booksellers from around the world have all their wares on offer. If I was a rich woman....but, this has become a tradition for Simon and myself. It was a very good day for us, to listen to thinkers, and writers talk about politics, culture, policy and what matters - Tom Hayden talked about the promise of the next generation, which made me so happy. I realized that I don't have enough friends with grown children who are our immediate future. Those I know make me so very hopeful.

Thinking alot tonight and reflecting. Have made a long wish list and need a trip to the library now!
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Simon is allergic to cheese.
Sheridan hates cilantro.
Barbara is a vegetarian. So is Jeff.
Ben, Lee, Jo are all vegans.
Blake is lactose intolerant.
Andrea hates garlic.
Michael cannot eat bell peppers.

6.9 in Baja

Sunday, 4 April 2010 17:10
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And we felt it plenty here.
Water out of pool. Cats freaked, everything swaying.
but all intact.



Monday, 29 March 2010 19:55
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I guess I better do the dishes.
They have been sitting there for an hour and it looks like its my turn.
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Not always but today, yes.
after gym and chores I took myself to my very favorite building here - the Central Library and gave the girl behind the table my ticket that I had reserved online for FREE and sat myself down to indulge in a hour of heavenly chamber music performed by four members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Hadyn, Handel and Beethoven. my heart wept and pounded in equal measure. Such beauty and emotion, control and abandon from 3 violinists and a cellist. For this girl from Alabama, it was a treat.

I think that Beethoven must have been a wicked lover. He understands passion and patience, desire and pain, all encompassing despair and ecstasy. Or at least that is how I hear it.

Tomorrow hiking and gardening.

Happy Vernal Equinox.

harmony and me

Monday, 8 March 2010 21:27
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are pretty good company. I took this in a gift shop in the tiny town of Harmony, CA.


Friday, 5 March 2010 15:20
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I just wrote a profound, big ol' post, full of witty observations and entertaining stories.

its gone and I cant find it.

so that is that.
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thinking Central Coast, foggy mornings and hiking. A road trip, did you murmur? Why yes, that appears to be in order..A 3 day weekend too? We can accommodate that..and throw in a winery and a fireplace too..a pile of books, blessed peace and quiet? ahh...why of course we can order that up.


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