Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Price of Beauty


My VIP visitors continue to take up a lot of my time, so here is a piece from my archives many of you who started following my blog recently will not have read. It remains as relevant as the day … Continue reading

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Peace of Mind


A strange thing is happening in Southern California in July – It’s raining as I write these words! We desperately need the water, so this is a wonderful gift on this Poetry Monday. For those of you out there in … Continue reading

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Grading On A Curve


Whoever came up with the idea of grading on a curve deserves to have their medical care provided to them by the one at the lowest end of that curve, along with having their home built by the architect and … Continue reading

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Exit Strategies


Welcome back to Poetry Monday. This weekend, we attended a friend’s wedding in Northern California, and drove through the Central Valley, where the brown grass and starved orchards formed stark reminders of our current drought and changing climate hazards. I’m … Continue reading

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Is One The Loneliest Number?


In honor of one my visiting VIPs, today’s selection for the Poem of the Week is from his favorite LA poet, one who inspired a lot of his own poetic efforts. Hope you all enjoyed this past weekend, and are … Continue reading

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Stress


I have some VIP visitors coming and going for the next six weeks, so here is piece from the Archives. Stress A lecturer when explaining stress management to an audience,Raised a glass of water and asked“How heavy is this glass … Continue reading

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The Tree


Apologies to all. Due to the 4th of July holiday, Monday’s Poem of the Week is just arriving now. Hope it’s worth the wait, and that you all enjoyed your celebrations. The Tree Memory believes before knowing remembers. William Faulkner, … Continue reading

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Covid’s Impact on Relationships


A funny thing happened during the pandemic. Contrary to the expectations of the pundits, not only did breakups and divorces not increase, but almost 20% of couples reported an improvement in the state of their relationship  (June 26,2021 WSJ article) … Continue reading

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