The story of a broken arm…

OK…I’m going to do my best to keep this typo free – LOL! Easier said than done with one hand! Here’s the story… One week ago today I went quad riding. Had a blast! We took a long trail up through Roger’s Trough and it was gorgeous. Saw some young deer – only 30 yards…

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There’s a storm a brewin’

Well, there was one brewing… Monsoon season in AZ has struck… and this little Native San Diegan was awe struck at some of the weather patterns… The microburst It was an interesting, beautiful and slightly scary thing… As right over the house was clear… But less than 200 yards away was pouring rain and high…

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A moment outside of time and place

I’ve been trying to blog more often, trying to keep my little space updated with current thoughts, stories, etc. But it’s been hard. I haven’t had the time to do as much surfing and reading as I used to, so haven’t found much inspiration for topics to write about. It’s left me feeling stale, and…

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Of sex and strawberries…

It just sounds far more poetic than “food and sexuality” – sheesh. I was surprised today when an online friend quoted me their favorite poem, “Strawberries” by Edwin Morgan. Aside from being swept away by the gently erotic imagery of the words, which alone were enough to take my breath away, I suffered a momentary…

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Pseudonyms and Social Networks

I’m a parent of a teenage daughter and a preteen boy – both of whom are online; I work in the internet industry; I’ve been a victim of a cyber-stalker (or two); I have carefully crafted my own online identity to protect my personal information, sometimes to the detriment of my career which revolves around…

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Musical flashbacks brought to you by iPod…

I’m sort of on the fence when it comes to things digital. I’m a member of that generation who actually recall days before computers were everywhere. We remember the first “family” video games (Pong, anyone?) and the days when personal computers were large and incredibly expensive. We also recall when the “boombox” was the height…

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My coffee pot is on the fritz – of coffee and compliments

My coffee pot is on the fritz. Well, that’s not entirely accurate—actually, my coffee pot has a broken part and replacing the part is turning out to be troublesome. I like my coffee pot and have a deplorable history of finding less than stellar pots that make lousy coffee—hence my reluctance to simply toss the…

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The art of the sell out…

Let’s face facts, not everyone can make a living out of their “dreams” – most have to settle for something a little less stellar. Not everyone can be a successful writer, singer, actor, artist, whatever. Even if you have the talent, the breaks don’t always exist, opportunity doesn’t always knock, and sometimes, even when it…

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The post that wouldn’t die!

That loverly post where I carped about a book report has garnered yet another teacher’s input… But this time, it’s not really bad. Though this teacher disagreed with much of what I said, she did so in a kind and intelligent manner, expressing her thoughts and feelings with grace, eloquence and passion. For that, I…

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