Category Archives: Personal

Libraries: Treasure Boxes – Part Two

Libraries: Treasure Boxes – Part One Texas Libraries Houston Public Library When my family moved to Houston when I was sixteen, it meant becoming familiar with a new library system. The Houston Public Library has a number of branch libraries, … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Ice Cream Filled Doughnut

Yesterday, on Facebook, someone posted a link to an article about a dessert confection – ice cream filled doughnuts. When I followed up on the article, I learned that the emporium that provided the delectations was actually located in west … Continue reading

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Taking Notice of Spring

I haven’t been very good about taking pictures of the world around me, at least not the last couple of years. When I was in Oregon, of course, the scenery was more remarkable to me. Back here in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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The Mysteries of Pi

I’d actually meant to write this post in order to upload it on March 14. But I got distracted yesterday, and so missed that boat. But I figured I would go ahead and post it anyway. After all, it’s not … Continue reading

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Libraries: Treasure Boxes – Part One

Jackson Libraries The Jackson, Michigan Carnegie Library When I was growing up in Jackson, the city’s Library was housed in a handsome blockish building downtown on Michigan Avenue. I’m not sure what age I was when I was first taken there … Continue reading

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Remembering My Parents

August 27th would have been my mother’s 99th birthday. I didn’t post anything anywhere about it, but I thought about it a lot. She died in 2007 a little more than a month after her 90th birthday. Thinking about the … Continue reading

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House-sitting with a Puppy

I have taken on a house-sitting turn for some friends while they are away. Yesterday, I drove from the San Fernando Valley to San Clemente. I’m really going to have to do something about the broken air conditioner in my … Continue reading

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“She’ll Never Be….”

Like many people, there are memoirs I want to write. Even if they are only for myself, to explain to myself what I see in my past. I have become very aware that the incidents that truly shape our characters … Continue reading

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The Season of the Hermit Ends

The last six months have been a wonderful time of refreshment here in Oregon. It has washed away a lot of the stresses that I’d been carrying for the last two years especially. The quiet and solitude have drained away … Continue reading

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The Creature Shows Off the Aquarium

The Creature went on my rounds with me this morning because he felt I had shorted some of my charges in talking about my life here at Cascade Ranch. After I feed the donkeys and llamas, I head up to … Continue reading

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