Thanksgiving Sunset on Overdrive

Those who know me know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far. This past Thanksgiving1 was an extended holiday.

Steve spent about a week out on the west coast and cooked his best Thanksgiving meal ever! Delicious. In our typical fashion of trying to minimize waist2, we did’t cook a turkey—just a ham. He cooked on … Continue reading

My Halloween Outfit

Well, unlike Steve, who is dressing up like a leprechaun today, I’m wearing a more “conservative” Halloween outfit today: your basic black. They say that black is slimming. I looked for the blackest black I own. 🙂

So, Herman the skull1 made his annual appearance. This year, aside from an all-black outfit, I grabbed my black and orange shoes. … Continue reading

Happy Halloween!

I’m not sure if one wishes others a “happy” Halloween—maybe a horrifying one is more apropos?

At any rate, these images have come through my RSS aggregator over the past week. They are truely frightening; so, I thought I would share. I’m just sweet that way.

This first is one of several face makeup ideas for the season. Click on … Continue reading

Happy Easter!

Easter Lily[dropcap]T[/dropcap]o celebrate this season in Christian faith, let’s pause to remember who Jesus of Nazareth actually was. I quote from Michael Schulson’s interview with Reza Aslan in Salon magazine:

The real Jesus, the historical Jesus, the Middle Eastern Jew who advocated for the poor, whose politics were adamantly, I would even say violently, against the wealthy, is a

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You Live in a Small Town When…

I really like living in Sausalito. It’s the smallest town I’ve ever lived in (between 6,000 and 7,000 residents); yet, I feel as though I live in a big city with San Francisco just across the bridge. And then there is the Marin Headlands in the back yard…

But I was recently reminded that I do in fact live … Continue reading

Selling Prejudice for Profit

Look carefully at my Solstice Gnome. Who does he look like that’s been in the news for his prejudiced remarks lately?

The Solstice Gnome

The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without my commenting on some of the ignorant remarks given national attention this year, during this year’s horrific “War on Christmas.”

  1. Jesus is white? (Riiiiiiight!! And the manger accepted the Gold
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