The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen

“Not I,” said the ___, ___, ___, ___, ___, ___. So the little Red Hen did, not equivocally wishy-washy or vacantly wishing is she. She did, does the work. By and for the quest. Little Red rousts effort and energy. She endeavors always, with objectives; she...
Muse – eum

Muse – eum

     Nature is – an ever-changing art museum. How lucky I am to have unlimited admission. Where should I go to luxuriate in her glamour today, tomorrow, this summer, soon? After six sets of house guests since January 1, hostessing other people’s vacations...
Good-bye

Good-bye

I said good-bye to thousands of people in the past several days, and then threw them in the trash. Details of restoration and recovery of skills, details of loss and re-birth, notes of triumphs and tears – documented in manila files.      I finger-traced all the...
Lucky

Lucky

  “DO YOU FEEL LUCKY? It’s the line from a classic movie which, because Larry and I were dating, I went to see, despite the fact that I hate violence – verbal or physical – and that movie had plenty of both. I kept my eyes firmly shut much...
Green and red

Green and red

Here’s a map of California, showing the counties in which 62.5% of the voters passed Prop 13. Look at the red: a small land mass lost to big consequences for green, as in money. Larry and I were in California, seeking jobs, when Prop 13 passed in 1978. Our...
BUGS!

BUGS!

Here it is, at last, a brand new book for your shelf! Oh, that’s right! In California we don’t have bugs, though our small garden could use some help…other than the birds, raccoons, and squirrels helping themselves to our produce. Suggestions anyone?...