- San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
- August 15
- A "writer" in that I transmit others' words, all the time, on a huge variety of subjects. A professional observer; a silent listener. I nonetheless have a voice, which I like to let out once in awhile (nice doggie). Owner of children and cats and one puppy. Standing still, battling fight or flight syndrome.
MY RECENT POSTS
- #*% SNATCH *@!
January 25, 2011 04:44PM
- Yes, it's Fleet Week
October 07, 2010 04:43PM
- Where, Indeed
May 14, 2010 05:40PM
- Tribus Sentire
April 27, 2010 04:16PM
- Dance Anywhere ! !
March 26, 2010 02:40PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “As I've learned, over
and over again, you can't
May 16, 2013 01:44PM
- “Adolescence is
May 12, 2013 12:50AM
- “Thank you for this
piece. I agree with almost all
of it. But
I don't really
April 17, 2013 07:19PM
- “Love this story. Shinn
Come on out to
Golden Gate Fields for Dollar
March 24, 2013 04:03PM
- “Alas, CNN has lost its
And to think,
they were born in
August 29, 2012 06:42PM
- MY LINKS
Why the fock do I want a caravan it's got no fockin wheels?
The link above is a page that has compilations of great quot… Read full post »
Sentence. From the Latin, sententia... feeling, opinion; sentire... to feel.
I don't have time to write much or get all art-y. Just leave your computers, stand up at yo… Read full post »
Sue-Ann Pederson gave birth hard, on a cracked linoleum floor, beige and black. When her son popped out, the toaster oven on the counter by the fridge rang, indicating the bread was ready for its oleo-margarine, cinnamon not far behind. Sue-Ann sang out, … Read full post »
Ding had the white-blond hair of a forest elf, which lay across his brow like a dove's wing. He was constantly tossing his head to the right, flipping it out of his eyes, which were the pale blue of the melting ice shelves hanging over the turn of the creek… Read full post »
So we went to The Crucible in Oakland the weekend before Christmas to take some classes.
The morning was spent doing glass flameworking. Basically, we were heating plexiglass 'blanks' and 'sticks' over a propane/oxy flame. First, we tried to make a basic marble. You oughta se… Read full post »
Inspired by Pam Epstein, I was in a fun Antique store a couple weekends ago - in Santa Rosa, the railroad district, Stellaa! - and picked up this postcard:
Now, aside from the interesting context - we all know about spooning, I guess, it's Really interesting to me that it… Read full post »
It's typical morning rush hour on 101 Southbound. Four lanes, one for carpools and buses. Me trying to maneuver over to the second from the left, a calculated guess as to which will be the "good" lane.
Also typical: Bright sunshine overhead, this far north, rockin' the… Read full post »
So, yeah, that line ain't working for me now. The girls just roll their eyes and say, Mmm-hmmmm.....
Went home to Kansas weekend before last for my Dad's 80th Birthday Party, which I was hosting. My girls and I flew in Thursday afternoon. The party was Friday e… Read full post »
Going to Kansas City!
Kansas City, here I come! &nb… Read full post »
"For what can be more beautiful than the heavens, which contain all beautiful things."
&nbs… Read full post »
What the hell is going on here?
Whither the rage?
Wherefore art the… Read full post »
Happy Birthday, Dear T'eo, Happy Birthday to You! Read full post »
My local movie house is doing a film series called "The Films of My Life", ala François Truffaut's "The Films in My Life". To quote the cinema's website: "This series emphasizes the emotional connection between the participants and the works they select."
&n… Read full post »
I'm all for the Truthiness Doctrine.
Two Truths/One Lie:
1. I first flew a plane at age 18.
2. I had a small character based on me in a mystery novel set in Key West.
3. I was once clinically dead for 3.7 minutes. Read full post »
Well, last night we went to see "Earth", the 99-minute pseudo compilation via Disney of an epic BBC work called Planet Earth from… Read full post »
Y'all know my predilection by now for sound, and mu… Read full post »
I like Sky. Always have. Everwhere I go, I'm shooting the sky, for one reason or another.
Big ol' comforting mountains, north of Durango, last July.
&nbs… Read full post »
As you may remember, I traveled to Vegas Alone in February because the Children would not behave. http://open.salon.com/blog/conniemack/2009/02/25/its_vegas_baby
They're again off in April (why don't the teachers want to Teach?) and I'm torn. Should I re-do the Vegas route - w… Read full post »
For those of you in the ShiKaGo (Chicago) area a couple of days after St. Pat's Day, here's a cool party. Free drinks! Complimentary copies of the new issue! 7 - 9 p.m. To attend, email: email@example.com.
I dunno if that rsvp thingie a… Read full post »
So, I'm over to the Farmer's Market - you know the one a couple of blocks behind your office,
Get me some wasabi almonds, some hickory almonds, some… Read full post »
I grew up reading the classics. Ma made sure of that. Well, she had them on her bookshelf. And thence I trod. But when poetry is twined with music or movies or both - then I really feel it.
Who can forget the end of Sophie's Choice? That poem by… Read full post »