A Show at Bungalow 21

  Our hair means everything to us, whether we care to admit it or not. 2020 did not start out well for mine.  When I walked into my salon in early January for my usual color session, I discovered that my hairdresser of the past twelve years had suddenly moved and didn’t tell me.  I …

The Joy of Japanese Anemones

Once you plant them, they are with you always. Every summer their leaves come out and then the stems come up, tall and slender and elastic.  And just like clockwork the first blossom pops open near the end of August. Throughout September the stems get longer with more and more buds and luminescent, white flowers. …

Where Secrets Live

There’s a place where secrets live. They float.  In the sky. Like thoughts.  In the mind. They hide.  In storms. In lightning.  And thunder. In wind.  And rain. In rays.  Through clouds. At dawn.  At dusk. Or deep – At midnight. They’re yours.  Alone. Not shared.  Not ever. These are not the kinds of secrets …

Graduating Into The Open Ocean Of Life

  It’s that time of year when college students graduate into the open ocean of life.  That big sea of uncertainties, what-if’s, how’s, why’s and what-do-I-do-now’s?… Young women and men who have been in college for several years and that day comes when they are finished.  It’s over.  Done.  They do the walk, shake the …

Just Outside The Fence

When disaster strikes and it’s all over the news, the media is inescapable, pushing everything at us.  The news tells us about floods, super Arctic freezes and blasting Nor’easters, tornadoes and avalanches.  Naturally it’s assumed that the entire world knew about the horrendous fires that burned California last year, and in particular the Woolsey Fire, …