water San Diego hike

Today I got out and hiked.

I remembered while I was hiking how much I love it.

We saw lots of water.

I could not remember the last time I saw water while hiking in this area.

It has been quite awhile.


Dec 24 2008 Walk

My sister has been sending pictures from Vancouver.

Once we have our Colorado retreat built I look foward to being snowed in there.

I will be giving up sugar, for my health. We stopped at Extraordinary Desserts.

I got the cream cheese brownie.

We walked and saw.
A house being saved.


Picking up our vegetable box before getting home.

Dec 24 2008, 3 hour walk.


lush rain

Monday it rained.

Wednesday it rained.

Today the brown dusty dirt of our yard is host to a multitude of green volunteers.


Dec 13 2008

A friend and I went to MOCA in LA.
We saw the work of Louise Bourgeois

And Martin Kippenberger
They were not full of much lightness, not easy to see.We went across the street.

Sat under the Pink Ball Tree at the Walt Disney Concert Hall garden and eat lunch.
And walked around the building before driving back to San Diego.

I am so grateful that I can get up to LA.


saw it

I don’t know how many times in 19 years.
I’ve walked by.

And missed the sculpture.

Maybe it was that on this day it was overcast.

Probably not, I just finally saw it.


this week that day

This week has gone by so fast.
I was going to write Monday.
That day I felt a seasonal change and it was nice.

I was going to write Tue.
That day I paid bills, shopped for food, and did homework.

Yesterday was a class field trip.
That day we walked around Little Italy, met designers, and saw great things for interior design.
Then a small group of us went to Extraordinary Dessert.

I realized it is really nice to be with people who are working towards their future.
They are not worried about the economy today because their energy is directed towards a future.

If you think about your future it should be exciting and I think for us it is.


thanksgiving 08

It rained last night and today, and it was a good rain.

We watched movies on TV, ate, and napped.
Later in the day we took a walk. The air was clean and clear.

On the walk we decided we would not have our traditional stuffed squash clay baker dish.

We had already eaten too much. The clay baker dish we will have either Fri, Sat, or Sun. This Thanksgiving dinner will be a big fresh salad, and of course, dessert.


luscious life

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, one of my favorite holidays.

It is incredible to be able to give thanks for so much.

I have a luscious life, in an extraordinary time.


eye on Kombu

Kombu had his after eye removal check-up.
Although the stitches used dissolve over time, they did take out what he had left.
He is recovering well.

They said he was very good and they gave him a bonus brushing all over.
He loves to be touched, brushed, combed, and kissed.

The eye which was taken out was biopsied and it did have a tumor and it was cancer.
We will hope the cancer did not spread.

We will have to keep on eye on him, all our eyes on him.


word ecomony

It is difficult to not get sucked into the fear over the economy.

Economic downturn, recession, unemployment, crisis, bailout, and depression.

These words all have such negative associations.

What if there were other ways to word what is happening?

Economic change, departure, opportunity, turning point, rescue, contraction.


easy prey?

Last night our cat Petzel was in the studio talking away trying to get my attention.
I finally looked down and saw he had a small white mouse in his mouth.
He was so proud.
I went to get the camera to document his accomplishment.

He quickly walked outside and away.

I kept hearing him outside talking. I called him in.

The mouse had stiffened.

I saw him start to eat it. I heard him crunching the bones.

I tuned from the computer and saw guts on the floor.

He finished up and left nothing.

There was not even one spot of blood on the floor.

We wondered did he catch a pet mouse. Throughout our neighborhood will we see signs reading? LOST, CUTE WHITE MOUSE, REWARD IF FOUND.


our arrogance

I wonder when we will stop our arrogance.

The Supreme Court has ruled that it is okay for the Navy engages in sonar activities off the coast.

They did this even knowing it kills whales.

Maybe it kills other marine life.

Maybe another country could sue us to stop this activity.

Or, we could stop using military force, which means we could stop training to kill, and killing to train.

Some day we will have compassion for the world.