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Concerned Citizen and a Serial Entrepreneur wrapped in a progressive democratic soul longing for us all to get along.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Today is Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

 Today is the 25th anniversary of one of the most significant days of my life... I married the love of my life, Tracy James McAvoy... he's been gone about 6.5 years now but I treasure the time I spent with a man who loved and lived as a man driven by his ideals... I am truly grateful to have spent almost 21 years with a principled hero who would always find the solution and stay true to his moral compass.

Treasure the memories but keep living...

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Today is Tuesday, October 27th 2020

I awoke with a blog in my head... only 4 hours sleep but an idea yearning to be told...

One week until election day and the whole world is watching and frightened.  My world has been disrupted by Covid19 along with countless others... sleepless nights...fear of exposure forces me indoors socially distanced from most... which leaves me talking to myself and poking fun at anything and everything including myself... 

The orange con man has taken us all for a ride...our country has been brutalized by this 4 year old who seeks self aggrandizement at every turn... everything we took for granted as decent and moral has been stomped on by this petulant vindictive child.  The final blow was the elevation... the stuffing of Amy Barrett on the Supreme Court yesterday.  In one fell swoop the court has severed its status as a third separate branch of our government and become a lethal arm of the president, a campaign ad and a political cartoon.  Who was it that said "What have you got to lose?"

Everything is at stake. Our way of life is at stake. Democracy, our Republic is at stake.  The comparisons to Hitler's rise can't be ignored.  Slowly but surely, he and his enabling Republicans have stripped away all the safeguards to ensure their power can't be disrupted.  Even our faith in the Post Office has been destroyed while his henchman has demoralized and deconstructed their basic way of doing business.  At every turn, this con man with the guiding hand of Moscow Mitch has stolen the sacred accepted tenets of government and substituted chaos.  

I have found faith... the Biden Harris ticket must prevail and Joe and Kamala must rewrite the wrongs and prosecute the demons...  FAITH is the only thing that will sustain us in the coming week and action:

                                                    VOTE BLUE!!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Today is Sunday, October 25th, 2020

 Happy birthday Gar!  Yup there have been several b'days recently and we've celebrated in very small groups which are socially distanced... and our masks are never far from our faces.  I'm feeling fine except for a small tweak on the muscle that feeds my right knee... I am very grateful to be alive and healthy!!!

As the countdown to the election is moving quickly, I'm looking forward to change... seems like everyone has finally gotten the message...VOTE!!!  It's gratifying to see people exercising their civic duty even in the face of long lines and intimidation.  I'm hopeful for our United States.

Been doing a lot of hiking lately and enjoying it!  The air is clear and the temperatures are slowly returning to the 60-70's.  Perfect!  So, as I contemplate my navel and anticipate the Niners game today against the Patriots (I'll be cheering for the 9ers but I am kind of torn as a New England native)  I am also excited about the possibilities of getting past COVID with a new administration!!!


Sunday, August 16, 2020

Today is Sunday, August 16th, 2020

 4:15 AM awoke to the sounds of a summer storm... huge thunder crashing and lightning lighting up the sky... memories of feeling so safe in mommies arms as a small child, watching a summer squall from the living room window through the towering tree in the front of the house...  so safe and warm and enchanted by nature...

listening to James Taylor crooning some American standards... I feel really alive.  It's coming up on 6 years that T is gone.  I'm able to remember the good and the bad....ahhh.  It's refreshing that at long last, time is really healing.  My heart is opening... I do believe I'm ready to share love again... first perhaps a little doggy and then???  who knows???

It's time to fix T's raven and my crab sculptures... and maybe even my Roseville rosebud vase... it would be wonderful to put my hands into clay again... certainly have the time... inclination??

Turned 71 and everything looks clearer now... trite but true... the pandemic has given me time to reflect and relish the kindness of friends and the little things.  With the lack of travel has come the idea that friends and sharing are the most important soul satisfactions... 

I'm harmonizing ...feeding my soul...

Be safe and stay cool...

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Today is Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

8? weeks of SIP... losing track of time...

I pressure washed the bricks in my backyard on Sat. with some help BUT without a mask for most of it.... BIG mistake!  I inhaled all that debris including mold... sick as a dog on Sunday and today I finally feel like me again.  I constantly forget my problem with mold... and ignorance is NOT bliss.

However, I'm getting there with my backyard, front stoop and front yard.  Adolfo has finally fixed the irrigation system and is now readying the bricks for a finish coating.  Ahhh...

I noticed when I opened the door this morning that a bird was on approach and quickly darted away. Grabbed my step ladder and whaddayaknow?

I'll be very careful about opening the door from now on....

And life goes on....

Today is Tuesday, May 5th 2020

It's Cinco de Mayo!!!  in the year of the pandemic.... what exactly does that mean????  no gathering of friends... no not that.  I guess I'll just have to have a celebratory orange margarita this afternoon... alone or within 6' of a neighbor.

I've been working on my yard, my trust and making some interesting discoveries about myself...

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Today is Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

Today is perhaps week 7?? of sheltering in place... Phew.... I'm losing track of time, however, I have had an amazing awakening.   All of a sudden, I've recognized that I'm capable of accomplishing something every day... that's my new way to cope.  It gives me great pleasure to recognize that no matter how small or large... whether exercise or a task;  I'm doing things... checking goals off the list and/or adding things for another day.  That's major for me to acknowledge and has given me pause and pleasure.

You see, I believe we're all social people but we exist on different levels for seeking social contact.  I used to crave social contact as an extrovert, but in the last several years; I've become a bit of an introvert.... go figure...  I now realize, I need alone time whether for a day or several days; the need is real.  Of course I do need social contact and I crave being hugged but for now, since that's impossible,  I choose to ignore it.  That's for the good of our community...  We shall all live to see May by sheltering in place.

I am so proud to be a citizen in California.  Gov. Newsom has admirably managed the pandemic.  He deserves high praise for recognizing the enormity of this plague early on and acting on it.  I include him in my list of heroes and I pray that we all stay safe!

President Trump on the other hand is the devil himself constantly politicizing the pandemic .... encouraging protests against sheltering in place in blue states; not leading the charge for the Federal government to manage the procurement of PPE or testing kits or masks etc across the nation; manipulating the truth so red states don't institute sheltering in place; advocating for the closure of the post office and other voter suppression techniques and on and on.

Stay safe!!   Stay home!!! 

Wash your hands and by all means, wear a mask if you must go out!!!