1. You can see two lighthouses from the beach where my mother lives and the sky in late afternoon is as pink as a baby’s nursery. 2. The sign at the beach pathway entrance says ‘these dunes aren’t made for walking,’ and I can’t read it without thinking of the old Nancy Sinatra song ‘these [...]
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Archive for May, 2012
I like the beach in the evening when most of the people are gone, when a gully of sea water lights up with the fire of sunset that catches and spreads to the sky. I like to walk to the big house with the weathered shingles and the shamrock hanging on the front porch and [...]
I tried to dance barefoot at Daddy’s Beach Club next door to Barefoot Bob’s, but the floor was so dirty that a layer of black grime covered the bottom of my feet and by the end of the first song I headed for the bathroom to scrub them with soap and paper towels. We enjoyed [...]
Shadow Shot Sunday
The following first appeared in The Floyd Press newspaper. About 200 current and past Blue Mountain School (BMS) parents, teachers and students celebrated the school’s 30 year anniversary on Saturday. The event, held on the BMS school grounds, included a pig roast of whey-fed pastured pig from Well Fed Farm, homemade ice cream from the [...]
1. I had the opportunity to use “phase two in which Doris gets her oats” in a sentence on Monday when I met Joe at the Primland Resort pool in between after a massage and before a facial, a birthday treat from Joe. 2. On the drive to Primland, a green sports resort, which is [...]
I have felt so rich and grateful for family, friends and community during this birthday week, so it was fitting when a day at Primland Spa, a gift from Joe, ended with the above. Wordless Wednesday
Look for photos and a write-up about the 30th year anniversary reunion in The Floyd Press this week. Read a past story on the history of the school HERE.
I guess now that both my sons, Josh and Dylan, have a Miata I’ll have to stop pronouncing it Piñata with an M. The Miata looks good at the beach. It looks good as an album cover too. I guess Josh is pretty happy about the gas mileage it gets. Here’s the soundtrack
The day started with the ringing of a Tibetan Bowl and ended with a birthday dinner with my eldest son, Josh, at Mickey G’s Bistro. I learned that a Fat Tire is a lot better than a Flat Tire, especially if cold and Belgium inspired. I would have taken a ride in Josh’s red miata [...]
1. I share a birthday with Enya and the Ayatollah Khomeini. 2. It takes a long time to make 62 wishes. 3. For most of our years as friends, my good friend Alwyn would never tell me her age, but once she turned 80, a few years back, she bragged about it to anyone who [...]
Off the Map A Green-eyed Cat Is the Grass Really Greener on the Other Side of the Fence?
The following appeared in The Floyd Press newspaper on May 10, 2012. In 2009 Floyd County High School’s graduating valedictorian and salutatorian both had educational roots in Floyd’s small independent Blue Mountain School (BMS). They weren’t the only ones. As many as ten students in the past 19 years who attended BMS and later enrolled [...]
Mother and baby. It’s the biggest hanging basket I’ve ever seen! And this is my favorite Mother’s Day card because my grandson Bryce helped pick it out. It shows his sense of humor and the humor we share together. Happy Mother’s Day to all!
Shadow Shot Sunday
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on May 10, 2012 about the 3rd annual Land’s Sake Eco-fair hosted by the Partnership for Floyd. Andy Kaplan of Dominion Electric Vehicles in Salem presented three vehicles for a Green Machine Expo at the 2nd annual Land’s Sake Earth Day event, held at the Floyd [...]
1. I found a poetry blog I like, Naming Constellations, by Joseph Harker. I especially like Harker’s byline: “My daily writing process: First, I eat breakfast. Then, I mythologize breakfast.” 2. It’s interesting to me that Joseph is a poet with the name Harker and that “hark” means to hear with intention and to call [...]
The last of the packing comes down to one question should I bring extra shoes or make room for a book Guide to a Happy Life? I’m still looking for a good Sinatra recording because he was to your generation what the Beatles were to mine and music is a memory that doesn’t [...]