• Maggie's Drawings
    Artwork,  Maggie,  Year 7

    Maggie’s Artwork

    Here are some drawings from my daughter Maggie that I have moved over from an old blog I made for her to my personal blog. She drew these when she was 7 years old. They were inspired by a card game she played with when we lived in Nevada city. I am using foo gallery plugin to show you the…

  • Theology

    Christmas Eve Meditation

    Going inward this Christmas Eve to deepen my connection to God and the Divine world this video explains it well If you are on a mobile device and want to watch this with close captions go here to watch directly on YouTube Have a blessed holiday no matter what your personal beliefs are and no matter what word or expression…

  • Musings

    Learning American Sign Language

    After my dad died, I decided that I needed something to focus on to take my mind away from his death, covid, and all the awful politics we have now in our world. Sparked by someone who was deaf needing my help, I decided to dive in to the world of American Sign Language, ASL, and deaf culture. Here is…

  • Fred Hills Obit in the New York TImes
    Family

    My Father

    My father passed away today.  He was 85 years old. Here is his obit published Nov 25, 2020 in the New York Times Here is the article online: “Fred Hills, Editor of Nabokov and Many Others, Dies at 85” I have more to say about him, but I’m not ready.  His passing has been very painful for me.

  • rattle snake
    Family

    The Snake at My Door

    After returning from a walk with my husband, there was a rattle snake at our door.  At the time I didn’t think of the significance of it, until my friends on Facebook told me it was an omen.  And yes it turned out to be quite an omen. We called animal control who safely removed it. It was a premonition…

  • still from movie "Submission"
    Films

    Great Character Study of Making Bad Choices (Film)

    I watched this movie tonight starring Stanley Tucci. It’s a great character study of a male college professor who makes bad choices and has a short affair with one of his students.  A lost soul, the character falls for the seduction of a young college girl’s novel she is writing.  We watch as she pulls him in, trying to use…