Monthly Archives: April 2015

Z for Zante/ Zakynthos

 for Zante – One of the Gems of the Ionian Sea The ancient Greek poet Homer mentioned Zakynthos or ‘Zante’ in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Today it is a tourist destination with crystal turquoise water and long sandy beaches, especially … Continue reading

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“Y” for Yes, It’s Okay to Say No

 Yes…. Sometimes I think I’m raving mad. “Sure, I’ll pick you up at the airport.” (When I am presently serving luncheon to my grandmother thirty miles south) “Two dozen cookies for the church bake sale? Okay.” “Oh, I wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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X for “X’s” for Eyes or What Eulogy Would You Aspire to Have at Your Funeral?

 for “X’s” for Eyes… What would you want said at your eulogy? “This is a tough-y”, I said. but I recommend it as an exercise in self knowledge and introspect, before your story ends. *Deep breath* Chris, known to those … Continue reading

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“W” is for the WISDOM of Mr Spock

 is for Wisdom— The Wisdom Of the original Star Trek series Mr Spock needs little commentary.     “I have noted that the healthy release of emotion is frequently very unhealthy for those closest to you” “Evil does seek to maintain … Continue reading

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“V” for Vindictive

 for vindictive: ‘disposed or inclined to revenge.’ Seems now we even glamorize this lose-lose human trait. With a television show titled and focusing on revenge as well as thirty two states still having the death penalty , the human tendency toward an eye for … Continue reading

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“U” for Urban Gardening

Last year, after going to my local Farmers Market, I decided it would be fun and healthy to begin a raised bed garden in my backyard. Up until then, my yard was landscaped with drought tolerant succulents and plants. Those … Continue reading

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“T” for Tan: The Big Lie

  is for Tan… Picture healthy twenty somethings on the  seaside sand—playing a rousing game of beach volleyball. Girls in string bikinis, guys in board shorts. Their bronzed bodies glisten in the warm sunshine, every muscle defined as they rush … Continue reading

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“S” for Sand in My Suit: Worst Places to Make Whoopie

   for sand…making whoopie And I don’t mean Whoopie Goldberg 😉 Image– A High Def WideScreen fly in shot—as the photographic drone touches the treetops and out across the sand, a couple, ala From Here to Eternity, come into view. … Continue reading

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“R” is for Red Cars – L.A. Ruled the Public Transit World

Did you know that there was a time when Los Angeles’ public railway had more miles of track than even New York does today? As Los Angeles tries to build up its public transit system, remaining red car track can … Continue reading

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“Q” is for Quiet – A Noiseless Rant

…Quiet Silence is golden. Quiet is quintessential. lol. Never have truer words been spoken. My world is full of noise, so times when the TV is off, no music is blaring, no computer you tubes playing—heaven. ANd what is it … Continue reading

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