Northern Lights: Day 2 — London

Kindness saves the day, no: saves the whole vacation! Our driver was the nicest man, very personable. I think he was especially happy that the traffic on New Year’s Eve was so light, almost end of the world apocalypse kind of light: where *was* everyone! He was an older fellow, had retired from work in the fashion industry. We chit… Continue reading

Northern Lights: Day 1 — Travel Day

And we’re off to see the northern lights in the arctic circle. First stop will be a few days in London to acclimate to the time change—a loss of 8 hours. The trip over is always an endurance test because of the time change. Regrettably, I rarely sleep on these long flights, and the flight from JFK to Heathrow was… Continue reading

My Favorite Yuletide Gift

Yes, I got so many amazing holiday gifts that were nicely wrapped under our Solstice tree. [I’m being an Xmas warmonger this year just to piss off FAUX News.] One of my favorites is an odd thing, an odd contraption indeed! It’s a Penguin. It’s made by SodaStream and creates your own carbonated drinks at a tiny fraction of the… Continue reading

My Rebellious Spirit Rises!

Yep, I have one. I own it. I actually embrace it at times. Most often I hold it back. But it is my rebellious spirit that makes me root for the underdog and makes me stand up for what I believe is right. (As a child I was always so compliant. Not so much so as an adult.) So, when… Continue reading

Volunteering at the Lighthouse

I really enjoy being a docent at the Point Bonita Lighthouse. Saturday was particularly noteworthy. I seriously thought the lighthouse would be closed because of weather, but at the last minute, the day cleared up nicely. Well, until a couple of brief storms rushed in from the Pacific! We close the bridge when the wind reaches 27mph. And while it… Continue reading

After Pondering a Bit…

I’m responding with five thoughts on the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. I actually have a lot to say because this is my profession, one of my passions, and the foundation of our future as a nation. 1. I am sick to death of the charlatans of religious extremism always using tragedies like this to hop on their bandwagons… Continue reading

No. No More. I’m Fed Up!

I loathe corporate America trying to own American culture. But I double loathe it when they try to own my contributions to culture and do not allow me to opt out! I will not have it. I’ve been a huge fan of Instagram, ever since it first arrived on the tech scene. I love that app. You have seen me… Continue reading