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I’ve been volunteering at a local shelter facility. Shelter doesn’t really do it justice because they incorporate all aide – shelter, food hall, food distribution, stores, career, health. Anyway, I haven’t been able to go for the past couple weeks due to work conflicts. I tried to sign up for this week thinking ‘well they’llContinue reading “Giving”

That Ole Black Magic

Black Magic by Sonia Sanchez magic my man is you turning my body into a thousand smiles. black magic is your touch making me breathe. May or may not have worn a groove on the record with this one.

Yes, There’s More

I’ll be honest I thought by now I’d have caught up. Should have done the math. I think this will take me through to the new year which is good because time is short right now. It will be a good way to start the year by writing some new one. Until then, I repurpose.Continue reading “Yes, There’s More”

Filthy Dirty

This is hands down my favorite drink. It’s simple and classic. Gin or vodka – the recipe is the same. And shaken, not stirred. 2 oz vodka (or gin) 1 oz Vermouth (dry) 1/2 oz dirty martini mix Aromatic or chocolate bitters if you have them Olives (stuffed or not) I didn’t have dirty mixContinue reading “Filthy Dirty”

What’s Up Doc?

I read an article today that the Biden administration is very seriously considering removing Dr Birx from the Covid Task Force. With no irony at all, the question of whether Dr Fauci’s job is in similar peril is moot and laughable. There really is no mercy for a woman in a position of authority and/orContinue reading “What’s Up Doc?”


My oldest has a real candy problem. Always has. I’m not the kind of house to only keep oatmilk and kelp chips on hand for snacking and eating. We have treats in this house. We also try to teach self control, everything in moderation. This lesson has resonated with my kids except for candy andContinue reading “Candy-aholic”

Love Day

I’m decreeing Sunday posts my love day posts. I’ll try to speak on the theme of love or find those who speak on that theme much more eloquently than I do. So today I offer this gem: Dulzura by Sandra Cisneros Make love to me in Spanish.Not with that other tongue.I want you juntito a mi,tenderContinue reading “Love Day”


6/15/20 Today the walls on either side of my office #carrel consist of dense blooming trees hiding patches of wildflowers and slippery moss. An open view lays in front of me to the azure heavens. Shall I tell you a secret? I may never go back. #vss365 6/14/20 I gave you my life My love,Continue reading “V.S.S.”


Changing it up here. Food today. It’s soup season. I love soup like all year round even in the jungle heat of summer. This week I made my not quite homemade chicken soup. So here ya go… 1 rotisserie chicken from your grocer, deboned 1 can diced tomatoes, drained (reserve the liquid) 3/4-1 cup ofContinue reading “Fake-o-la”


Thank god that election is over. It was the worst of us, the very worst of us. I’m a libertarian somewhat conservatively bent on certain issues, liberal on others and down right anarchistic on no few. Trump doesn’t fall into any of these categories. He proved to be a disturbing tyrant who clearly lost touchContinue reading “#Loser”

Good Egg

I have this past client of mine. She has never forgotten about me even when I did a hard 180 from trying my hand at a more artistic career (personal chef) and going back to my old finance/consulting life. She’s always asking when I’m going to start cooking again. And she always, always, remembers toContinue reading “Good Egg”

Love Letters

The lost art of letter writing and the slow build of epic, soul changing love. The moon slips into the mountains like a lost penny and the fields are black and pungent and I want you near so that I could touch you in the autumn stillness even a little bit like the last echoContinue reading “Love Letters”

Once Upon a Vss

6/9/20 There it was rising, blooming, bubbling, gurgling, popping, churning, fizzing, thunderstriking, unflinching, overwhelming, exhilarating, demanding, possessing, expecting, intoxicating, knowing, gentling, uncompromising, breathtaking, notwithstanding #effervescent joy #vss365 6/8/20 And there was a #languor about the drooping branches, a giggling brook in the shadows. Voices whispered this way, this way before it’s too late, leaving speckledContinue reading “Once Upon a Vss”

The Gimlet

This recipe makes 2 drinks. I accidentally read it as one. Yeah, I was looped after drinking it. Now you know the rest of the story. Thyme Rosemary Gimlet 4oz Gin 2oz lemon juice (it called for Meyers but all I had was regular) 2oz thyme/rosemary simple syrup. Thyme/Rosemary Simple Syrup: 1c sugar 1/2c waterContinue reading “The Gimlet”


I’ve been on the hunt for a new marketing coordinator. My other person has decided to pursue something more in line with their interests. I always think that’s great when I see people do that. I wish I had been more proactive toward my career happiness. I know I still can be but insecurities andContinue reading “Skills”

Broken Up

It happened. My oldest is suffering their first heartbreak. The fledgling relationship they were in came to an end a few weeks ago. All the sad signs have ensued. They’ve slipped up in school, spending all their time in their rooms listening to music, mooning around and lashing out at us. They finally admitted theContinue reading “Broken Up”


This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Alexander Hamilton That’s it. Get out there and do it!

Potty Humor

So began my mother’s endless stream of bathroom pals. They start with Halloween and end with Easter. Yes, she has an Easter Bunny one. I’ll be sure to film them all when we’re over there for Sunday dinners so you too can be entertained…in a much less invasive fashion. Happy Sunday! See you tomorrow.

Happy Halloween

Be careful in da streets tonight. Well I made a video but WordPress is not my friend right now and won’t let me upload it. So here’s a picture for now. I’ll try to put the video here later. I started with some BB cream on to project my skin. These are the photos IContinue reading “Happy Halloween”

The Aviation

I have to say cocktail Friday’s has very quickly become a favorite past time. I like how pretty this one is. So thumbs up on this one. It’s yum! The Aviation 2 part Gin 1 part Lemon juice Dash Maraschino juice 1 part Creme de Violette 1/2 part Simple Syrup (just plain simple not theContinue reading “The Aviation”


You may remember my youngest is a crazy Pokemon fan. Like crazy. I’ve been subject to a number of Pokemon lectures, impromptu quizzes and shamings for my lack of knowledge. So for Halloween this child wanted to go as Mimikyu. Like many Pokemon this one is not just one gender. The only costume we couldContinue reading “Identity”

Sharing Is Caring

I’m rounding the corner on my Social Media (SM) detox. I started a few weeks ago and 30 days comes next week. I’m struggling with when or if I come back. It wasn’t hard giving up FB. I rarely go on there. Twitter was harder because it’s my news feed. But Writer Twitter had becomeContinue reading “Sharing Is Caring”

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