Road Trip To Fort Bragg

TO RIDE THE SKUNK TRAIN If you know me even a little bit, you will know that I love train rides. I do not know much about trains other than the difference between a steam engine and a diesel engine. Nevertheless, I love riding them. There is something about sitting in a railcar and watching the scenery go clickety clacking…

Memories of My First year in California

Atop Horseback My favorite place was on horseback. My family had just moved from Hawaii to California. It was a hard time. Mom and dad were separated. My brother was recently deceased. We no longer had a nice house and had to live in low-income apartments with peeling paint and questionable plumbing. My older sisters went straight to high school,…

Do Not Dismiss Me

I repeat myself Sometimes I repeat myself. Often. Often I repeat myself. Why? I want to think that my voice is valuable and that what I have to say is just as important as what others have to say. Not being acknowledged makes me want to repeat myself. No one wants to feel dismissed, diminished as if their participation is…

Hobo Language

The Code of the Road My mother often talked about her Uncle who was a Hobo, by choice, not by fortune. She reminisced about how he would show up at her mother’s house, usually late at night, let himself in, and eat whatever was in the fridge. Guess that irritated my Grandmother. For some reason, a bowl of leftover peas…

Ripping Out the Art Work

Shop update 5/20/21 Update to the shop. I was looming some pretty cat eyes but wasn’t happy about how they were turning out. Instead of using a pattern, I should have free-handed the art. It’s funny how I can see something, but can’t translate it into the end product I want. Not because of lack of ability. I have that….

Shop Update

May 14th 2020 Shop Update. I have a lot of unfinished or just about to begin projects. Do you ever feel like you MUST finish one before starting another? I do, but I start them anyway. It’s like having Crafting ADD or something. I do eventually finish everything. There may be some exceptions. Not many though. This week I talk…

Took a Walk on the River Promenade

. There are picnic tables with those sail tent things over them for shade. The overgrown plantings are gone and replaced with better-looking plants or grass. I only saw 1 river cat. Doesn’t mean there aren’t more, but usually see a ton of them. The best thing? Sea Lions were under the Rio Vista Bridge calling for more art.